Decreasing Boot Time with BootVis

SO ... You have decided to buy a nice new computer .... Nothing like upgrading to lift the spirit. You plug in your lovely machine and switch on your new Windows XP ... and wait and wait and wait.

OK lets face it .. many people are disappointed with XP because it does seem to take a long time to boot up ... certainly longer than some versions of Windows.

To solve this problem Microsoft has made available a program to analyze and decrease the time it takes to boot to WindowsXP.

The program is called BootVis

BootVis can reduce your booting time by up to a third, So it well worth the effort of downloading and installing on all XP machines

Download Bootvis here.

Got it? ... Good now Uncompress the file and Run BOOTVIS.EXE.

For a starting point, run Trace / Next Boot + Driver Delays This will reboot your computer and provide a benchmark After the reboot, BootVis will take a minute or two to show graphs of your system startup.

Note how much time it takes for your system to load (click on the red vertical line) Then run Trace / Optimize System Then Re-Run the Next Boot + Drive Delays

Note how much the time has decreased ....Mine went from approximately 39 to 30 seconds.

9 seconds seems like a lifetime in the computing world.

Ian Fyvie

RIYAN Productions