How to Enable Boot Log in Windows 10

The boot log is a special text file which contains a list of loaded and unloaded drivers during the boot process. It can be helpful when you are troubleshooting.

The boot log is stored in the file C:\Windows\ntbtlog.txt and can be opened with your favorite text editor. Here is how to enable it.

Here is How to Enable Boot Log in Windows 10:

  • STEP 1: At first, press Win+R keys and type msconfig in the Run box. Then press Enter.
    windows-10-run-msconfig
  • STEP 2: Confirm the UAC prompt if it appears and go to the boot tab.
    windows-10-boot-config
  • STEP 3: After that, enable the option Boot log under the Boot options group.
    windows 10 enable boot log
  • STEP 4: If you have been prompted to restart Windows 10, you may click on Restart to reboot the operating system.
    windows-10-system-configuration-restart
  • Andrew Wise

    Andrew is just a guy who uses computers every day, and hates if troubles come into his life. He loves to sing also. But don't worry his voice never bother you, just text.

  • Porkie McPork

    Thanks for the article. It would also be cool if you mentioned where the boot.log is located, for people.

    • AndrewWise

      Well, as I said at 2nd paragraph, the boot log is stored in the file C:Windowsntbtlog.txt 😉

      • Porkie McPork

        Whoops! I guess I flew right past it. Thanks for being nice aboot it ;-).