The following log files, located in %WINDIR%, are the most useful when troubleshooting Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2):

·     Netsetup.log. Resides in %WINDIR%\Debug; useful when troubleshooting domain join issues

·     Setupact.log. Lists installation actions; useful when investigating failed installations

·     Setupapi.log. Contains information about hardware detection during installation; useful for investigating failed driver installations

·     Setuperr.txt. Contains information about Setup errors during the installation

·     Setuperr.log. Details errors that occurred during installation

·     Setuplog.txt. Contains information about Setup actions during the installation

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Operating System Logs