BootVis used to perform a useful job of analysing the boot process on Windows XP, showing graphically what was loaded when and indicating where problems might be occurring and with what application loads. That was before SP2, however. Whenever I try to run it now, it builds the analysis file but, when I try to open it to read the results, I get the message "Number of Physical drives in the trace file is 0. Trace file has invalid system configuration information". Digging around on Google suggests this is because BootVis is not compatible with SP2, (which may be one of the reasons Microsoft removed it as a download).
There are several applications out there that let you analyse what runs at boot time, (I use AutoRuns from SysInternals, which gives way more information than MSConfig). However, I haven't yet found an application that will analyse the timing and order of the boot process in the way that BootVis did. Can anyone suggest an alternative??
Thanks in advance.