What does a good boot look like (aka, what should I be happy with)?

It’s a question I wasn’t prepared for in class last week, but one that made sense really.  For the IT Pro that doesn’t eat breath and sleep this stuff, what does a good or ‘fair’ trace look like?

Something like this:


What we are looking at here is a boot up that finishes before 45 seconds, with post boot delay quieting in the 60-ish range.  Not bad.  I like getting to a useable desktop in less than a minute, and this boot delivers that.

Do we see any boogeymen here?


Or here?


Nope, not yet.


Nah, not really.  This is a healthy boot.




CPU doesn’t spike and/or ride high through boot.  Disk doesn’t ride at 100% through it, so we’re not exceeding storage’s ability to deliver with the boot demand.  DPCs are low, we don’t have a bad driver, etc.

This is a good boot.


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