well back to the drawing board I must go.. When I reboot I get a screen pausing for me to choose which operating system I want...only has one..There is a way to bypass this screen totally, but I don't recall now how I did this..Wondering if I disabled the boot.ini all together or what? I can wait it out for about 20 seconds and it continues on with its boot up, but who wants to wait it out..maybe I can cut the time from 20 seconds down to 1 or something.. I just can't recall why this is popping up or how to bypass it. Any clues anyone? ----- Original Message ----- From: Carl Martin To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 5:27 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: bootvis Hey Trapper, Google gave up this: BootVis.exe Tool for System Manufacturers Updated: September 19, 2003 About Bootvis.exe Bootvis.exe is a performance tracing and visualization tool that Microsoft designed to help PC system designers and software developers identify performance issues for boot/resume timing while developing new PC products or supporting software. 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. If you are an end-user seeking to resolve issues for boot/resume performance on your PC, we recommend that you contact the vendor from whom you purchased the PC. For information from Microsoft on specific issues, you can search Knowledge Base for Windows XP product issues related to "resume time." Knowledge Base is a free information service available at: http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=fh;[ln];kbhowto Carl ----- Original Message ----- From: trapper To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 6:37 PM Subject: [pcductape] bootvis anyone out there know what bootvis.exe is?