Microsoft's design goals for Windows XP on a typical consumer PC are:
- Boot to a usable state within a total of 30 seconds
- Resume from Hibernate (S4) within a total of 20 seconds
- Resume from Standby (S3) within a total of 5 seconds
Microsoft states: "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 and only XP. It will NOT work on other OS's. These routines run automatically at pre-determined times as part of the normal operation of the operating system."