Tell me about Bootvis

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mike89, Jan 9, 2002.

  1. Mike89

    Mike89 Guest

    How many of you are using this? I have heard sometimes it causes problems.

    Is there any negative consequences from using this?
  2. Mike89

    Mike89 Guest

    Wow. I just read the white paper from Microsoft on Bootvis.

    I can see there is much more to this than I thought. I thought this was a program that you just install and automatically have faster boots.

    Um, but this is not the case, is it?

    Any tech heads care to break this down in layman terms just how to use this program?
  3. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

    Download it, unzip it, runs the .exe, click 'trace' and next boot + drivers, reboot, (bootvis opens), click trace and optimize system, wait till its done, trace boot again and check difference.

    Home computer boots in 40secs, work computer boots in 26secs.
  4. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    lol yup, thats perfect describe how to use Unisol! for how it works mike, it's basically like this

    boot vis when set to trace and optimize watches your system when you restart and times each process and driver then examines what things should load first and what can wait a bit till after the GUI is active...

    It also then loads the files that need to the beginning/outer tracks of the drive so that they can be accessed quicker, and when ya put it all together ya get a faster boot :)
  5. AndyP

    AndyP OSNN Senior Addict

    Always worked like a charm on my machine.. boot time 17 secs.
  6. Sinster

    Sinster Moderator

    I did the optimize. After I rebooted it went into scandisk after reboot. Was it suppose to do this?

    Also Do I need to leave this program running in the background?

    How are you timing? Once you click restart or once your bios comes up?
  7. Highwind7777

    Highwind7777 Guest

    no, it should not go into scandisk sinister, thats not right...u only need to use bootvis once and it does not run in background
  8. Mike89

    Mike89 Guest

    Something's not right.

    I did the trace, next boot + drivers. It rebooted. I then chose trace, optimize. It rebooted, then a pop up on the desktop came up say it was optimizing. Well it just sat there and eventually greyed out. No hard drive activity, nothing. So what happened? I eventually had to reboot to get it off the screen. Nothing has changed in the reboot time.
  9. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    How long did you wait...mine took a loooong time the first time for some reason, I couldn't even tell ya how long, I just went about my biz till I noticed it dissappeared
  10. mainline

    mainline Guest

    Mike make sure your COM+ and Task Scheduler Services are set to automatic and start them if they've been stopped. Try running it after that.