Has anyone used "bootvis" to speed up their XP PC?

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  1. Alf S

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    My parents year old PC with XP is much slower at start up than mine at home so I've been doing things to help speed it up without much luck.

    I've defragged it, and I will be going into the msconfig to uncheck any bogus start up programs...however, searching the web, I've found folks on XP forums mention the Microsoft "bootvis" program that is supposed to really speed things up. Here's the article at MS BOOTVIS

    Has anyone tried this out? Did it work? and more importantly, could it cause me problems later?

    I will do a system restore point BEFORE I decide to download this of course in case it makes thing unstable.

    Thanks for any input you all may have.

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    Bootvis is just a tool that provides you information.. it gives you a list that tells you, device by device, how long it takes X to load, so that you can find out if something is slowing down your boot process. And yes, you can then speed it up by using MSCONFIG to remove the offending service.

    I think there are a lot of better done tools out on the internet that serve this purpose.
     
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    Can you list these better tool? I need all the info I can get.

    Thanks
     
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    Actually Bootvis also has an "optimize" button that will move the slow booting devices to the fastest part of the harddrive so everything speeds up.

    I usually use it and let it boot 3 times, and then I optimeze and that's it.

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    Thanks Brent!
     
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    I have used it. It does seem to speed things up at boot a bit. A friend of mine that works for microsoft sent it to me to use.

    It does have an optimize feature at the bottom of one of the menus that will reorder the start up items in a specific way so your computer will start faster.

    It really can only help. It won't hurt to run it.
     
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    Does Bootvis work for windows 2000? My laptop seems to take forever to boot up. I'd try anything at this point.
     
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    Only for XP.

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