If you want to know the order in which Windows drivers are loaded during boot up you can see that. I’m not sure why would you like to know that but if you have time to kill you can try this.

C:> wmic loadorder list full

The output will look something like this


DriverEnabled GroupOrder Name Status
TRUE 1 System Reserved OK
TRUE 2 Boot Bus Extender OK
TRUE 3 System Bus Extender OK
TRUE 4 SCSI miniport OK
TRUE 5 Port OK
TRUE 6 Primary Disk OK
TRUE 7 SCSI Class OK
TRUE 8 SCSI CDROM Class OK
TRUE 9 FSFilter Infrastructure OK
TRUE 10 FSFilter System OK
TRUE 11 FSFilter Bottom OK
TRUE 12 FSFilter Copy Protection OK
TRUE 13 FSFilter Security Enhancer OK
TRUE 14 FSFilter Open File OK
TRUE 15 FSFilter Physical Quota Management OK
TRUE 16 FSFilter Encryption OK
TRUE 17 FSFilter Compression OK
TRUE 18 FSFilter HSM OK
TRUE 19 FSFilter Cluster File System OK
TRUE 20 FSFilter System Recovery OK
TRUE 21 FSFilter Quota Management OK
TRUE 22 FSFilter Content Screener OK
TRUE 23 FSFilter Continuous Backup OK
TRUE 24 FSFilter Replication OK
TRUE 25 FSFilter Anti-Virus OK
TRUE 26 FSFilter Undelete OK
TRUE 27 FSFilter Activity Monitor OK
TRUE 28 FSFilter Top OK
TRUE 29 Filter OK
TRUE 30 Boot File System OK
TRUE 31 Base OK
TRUE 32 Pointer Port OK
TRUE 33 Keyboard Port OK
TRUE 34 Pointer Class OK
TRUE 35 Keyboard Class OK
TRUE 36 Video Init OK
TRUE 37 Video OK
TRUE 38 Video Save OK
TRUE 39 File System OK
TRUE 40 Event Log OK
TRUE 41 Streams Drivers OK
TRUE 42 NDIS Wrapper OK
TRUE 43 COM Infrastructure OK
TRUE 44 UIGroup OK
TRUE 45 LocalValidation OK
TRUE 46 PlugPlay OK
TRUE 47 PNP_TDI OK
TRUE 48 NDIS OK
TRUE 49 TDI OK
TRUE 50 NetBIOSGroup OK
TRUE 51 ShellSvcGroup OK
TRUE 52 SchedulerGroup OK
TRUE 53 SpoolerGroup OK
TRUE 54 AudioGroup OK
TRUE 55 SmartCardGroup OK
TRUE 56 NetworkProvider OK
TRUE 57 RemoteValidation OK
TRUE 58 NetDDEGroup OK
TRUE 59 Parallel arbitrator OK
TRUE 60 Extended Base OK
TRUE 61 PCI Configuration OK
TRUE 62 MS Transactions OK
FALSE 63 Network OK
FALSE 64 Pnp Filter OK
FALSE 65 MMC OK
FALSE 66 MemoryStick OK
FALSE 67 SmartMedia/XD OK
FALSE 68 ExtendedBase OK
FALSE 69 WdfLoadGroup OK

This will show you the order in which drivers are loaded on your windows box.

Note to self: stop posting if see that you haven’t posted anything since long 😉

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