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Thread: BootVis.exe Mirror?




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    BootVis is not availible at the MS site (hasn't been since July 23).

    Could someone direct me to a site that has a copy of this file availible for download?

    Thanks in advance :)

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    Try this link (right click and choose "Save Target As"):
    http://download.softnews.ro:8080/SYSTEM/bootvis.msi

    Finding a working download link too a long time, so this is the best I can do. It should be the latest 1.3.37 version (before MS pulled it). BTW I've found nothing wrong with the latest version of Bootvis so I have no idea why they pulled it from their site.

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    thanks a bunch man :)

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    ok, it ran for over 20min and still didnt finish when it was "optimizing" after my second reboot. im afraid that something went wrong.

    how long is this supposed to take? since it said this may take a few minutes...

    Also, the thing that was constantly running during that time (CPU usage around 100%), was my Systen Idle Process. Im just confused. Im going to reboot now (i logged out to kill the bootvis application), hope i still can :?:

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    Are you following the instructions for Bootvis in my 1st XP Guide. Also do a defrag before running Bootivs and doing the optimization - it speeds the process up immensely.

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    i defrag every other day, so that shouldnt be a big issue

    I was following the guide.

    Did the trace thing, let it reboot me, the optimize, let it reboot again. then waited for 20-30min after it had booted while it said it was "optimizing"

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    did you check that you have "Task Scheduler" service enabled in services.msc?
    not having task scheduler switched "on" causes problems with bootvis.
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    yes. its set to automatic

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    I have no idea what this could be. Sounds very odd. Before I provided that new link to Bootvis I downloaded it myself and compared the file size and version number to the existing copy of Bootvis I have (downloaded from MS) and they are identical. So I don't think the Bootvis file is corrupt.

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    wat is your hardware setup?
    bootvis is known to cause problems on HT enabled Intel Systems.
    if you don't have a processor like that then it is a new thing for me :?:
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