View Full Version : BootVis, how I love thee...
Man, does any program rock so hard as BootVis?
My wife's laptop, with a SLOW SLOW SLOW 4200rpm hard drive boots in 13.48 seconds now!
10-21-2003, 06:22 PM
linkage please what is this BootVis you speak of
10-21-2003, 06:57 PM
Google (http://www.google.com/search?q=bootvis) it, man...
10-21-2003, 11:25 PM
so it is basicly useless
Updated: September 19, 2003
Bootvis.exe is a performance tracing and visualization tool that Microsoft designed to help PC system designers and software developers identify performance issues for boot/resume timing while developing new PC products or supporting software.
Please note that Bootvis.exe is not a tool that will improve boot/resume performance for end users. Contrary to some published reports, Bootvis.exe cannot reduce or alter a system's boot or resume performance. The boot optimization routines invoked by Bootvis.exe are built into Windows XP. These routines run automatically at pre-determined times as part of the normal operation of the operating system.
If you are an end-user seeking to resolve issues for boot/resume performance on your PC, we recommend that you contact the vendor from whom you purchased the PC. For information from Microsoft on specific issues, you can search Knowledge Base for Windows XP product issues related to "resume time." Knowledge Base is a free information service available at: http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto
You can also post questions to the Microsoft Windows XP Newsgroups at: http://support.microsoft.com/newsgroups/?pr=newsgwinxp&Product=winxp
If you are a software developer or system designer seeking assistance for using Bootvis.exe in your development efforts, please work with your usual Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) contacts for developer support. To get developer support if you do not already have a contact, please see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/support/
The Bootvis.exe tool is no longer available from this site.
The laptop went from 24 sec to 13 sec.
10-22-2003, 11:20 PM
how do you get to the screen that lets you turn off/on what you want to start up?
oOoO btw...im feeling special...i hit 500 posts :)
10-23-2003, 08:20 AM
Or you can use Spybot, under tools, which can also tell you what most of the start up things are trying to do and if you need them or not.
10-23-2003, 10:49 PM
BootVis fails on my system (perhaps because it's a dual boot with 98 on C:\ and XP on H:\).
You can't get the PC Mag utilities for free any more. :mad: Fortunately, I had saved downloads of the StartupCop installer. :D
10-23-2003, 11:08 PM
Originally posted by chosenfool
Start, run. type in msconfig (if you have XP. win2k doesnt have it).
click the startup tab, and uncheck those that arent really necessary.
i use startup cop instead. just google it, its from PC Magazine i think.
is there a win2k equivalent?
10-26-2003, 02:34 AM
Originally posted by cheapie
is there a win2k equivalent?
If you have Win98, you can use the same "msconfig.exe" file from there. It will work just fine in Win2k.
I just edit the registry:
And change the services under Administration Tools.
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