I used to use Bootvis to optimize without a problem. After several recent Windows critical updates, the same thing happened to me: Timeout Error! My bootup time from pressing power button to all taskbar icons loaded went from 38s to 51s (with NAV and NIS taking a long time).
What I found out after reading the "Fast System Startup for PCs running Windows.doc": the OPTIMIZE function of Bootvis is actually a normal Win XP function during IDLE periods. Now I just use Bootvis to measure startup times/processes. To OPTIMZE: I simply let the system idle with screensaver for 10-15min. Currently my startup time is back to ~37s.
Message Edited by theDave on 08-01-2004 07:27 PM