BootVis (7/16/03) for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (15 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.9 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 130,107
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage BootVis

Publisher's Description

BootVis is a performance trace visualization tool for use with Windows XP systems. Customer research shows a frequently requested feature that users want from their PCs is fast system startup, whether from cold boot or when resuming from standby or hibernation. The Windows development team at Microsoft has taken bold steps in making fast startup PCs a reality with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.

Latest Reviews

Mastertech

Mastertech reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 1, 2006

While Windows does perform this every three days (If the Windows Prefetcher is not broken from bad tweaking advice. Make sure the Task Scheduler service is always running for prefetching to work correctly) you can see an immediate improvement NOW instead of waiting the three days. Anytime you install something new that loads during Windows startup you can run this to get optimal boot times immediately.

integrii

integrii reviewed v(7/16/03) on Aug 20, 2005

I love this program, i can trackdown driver problems and see exactly how to speed up the boot process of the system im working on. This program is a 5/5 and very handy for many many reasons!

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 9, 2004

Shorty is correct. This is a diagnostic tool, NOT a performance-enhancing tool. Windows XP DOES perform the disk optimizations every three days, by default (and not just once, three days after the operating system is installed). I rate it highly, because it is a great diagnostic tool. (It makes absolutely no sense to rate it down just because most people misunderstand its purpose.)

The proof? Take it from Microsoft:

"Bootvis.exe is a performance tracing and visualization tool..."

"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."

http://www.microsoft.com...f/fastboot/BootVis.mspx

C_Wizard

C_Wizard reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 20, 2003

Windows XP will optimize the boot sequence during the 3rd boot after the system is installed. That's all. This program is a must.

andrey

andrey reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 20, 2003

_Shorty_,
Are there any official links to prove that you're saying?

_Shorty

_Shorty reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 19, 2003

like I said, WinXP already does this optimization every 3 days anyways, so unless you only installed WinXP a day or two ago you aren't going to see any difference since it already has done the optimization (which is just a selective defrag) by itself several times. Every 3 days. As soon as it sees some idle time. Every 3 days. Did I mention it does it every 3 days? Because it does it every 3 days.

Aimo

Aimo reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 19, 2003

i tried it out, it didnt speed up my boot sequence and my videodriver wasnt loaded.

purush

purush reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 18, 2003

Hey Shorty ! no offence here, but what exactly does your command do ? does it optimize the boot ? and also does one have to use the inverted coma's ? I guess not
Peter

Avg. Rating 4.5 (15 votes)
Your Rating
Mastertech

Mastertech reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 1, 2006

While Windows does perform this every three days (If the Windows Prefetcher is not broken from bad tweaking advice. Make sure the Task Scheduler service is always running for prefetching to work correctly) you can see an immediate improvement NOW instead of waiting the three days. Anytime you install something new that loads during Windows startup you can run this to get optimal boot times immediately.

integrii

integrii reviewed v(7/16/03) on Aug 20, 2005

I love this program, i can trackdown driver problems and see exactly how to speed up the boot process of the system im working on. This program is a 5/5 and very handy for many many reasons!

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 9, 2004

Shorty is correct. This is a diagnostic tool, NOT a performance-enhancing tool. Windows XP DOES perform the disk optimizations every three days, by default (and not just once, three days after the operating system is installed). I rate it highly, because it is a great diagnostic tool. (It makes absolutely no sense to rate it down just because most people misunderstand its purpose.)

The proof? Take it from Microsoft:

"Bootvis.exe is a performance tracing and visualization tool..."

"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."

http://www.microsoft.com...f/fastboot/BootVis.mspx

C_Wizard

C_Wizard reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 20, 2003

Windows XP will optimize the boot sequence during the 3rd boot after the system is installed. That's all. This program is a must.

andrey

andrey reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 20, 2003

_Shorty_,
Are there any official links to prove that you're saying?

_Shorty

_Shorty reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 19, 2003

like I said, WinXP already does this optimization every 3 days anyways, so unless you only installed WinXP a day or two ago you aren't going to see any difference since it already has done the optimization (which is just a selective defrag) by itself several times. Every 3 days. As soon as it sees some idle time. Every 3 days. Did I mention it does it every 3 days? Because it does it every 3 days.

Aimo

Aimo reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 19, 2003

i tried it out, it didnt speed up my boot sequence and my videodriver wasnt loaded.

purush

purush reviewed v(7/16/03) on Jul 18, 2003

Hey Shorty ! no offence here, but what exactly does your command do ? does it optimize the boot ? and also does one have to use the inverted coma's ? I guess not
Peter

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