MONITOR ANDIMPROVE WINDOWS STARTUP
BootRacer ( www.greatis.com/ bootracer) has become our go-to app for managing startup. Not only does it enable you to see which programs are launching with Windows, but it times everything, too, enabling you to keep an eye on the boot process, and giving you a heads-up should some resources-apping program suddenly insert itself into the startup process. Here’s a quick rundown of its key features.
1. Time Your Start
The first thing BootRacer does is measure your start time, from the moment your PC is switched on until your startup apps finish loading. This helps you identify bottlenecks at different points of the process, so you can target your troubleshooting.
2. Delayed Start
BootRacer also inserts a delay of 10 seconds to the startup process, to give Windows a chance to finishing loading before any startup programs are launched. This helps stop your PC being overwhelmed by demands for system resources.
3. Staggered Loading
BootRacer also loads programs in sequence, one after the other—again, to balance the demands on your PC. Click the three-line “hamburger” button to reveal a list of all the programs that are loading, along with their respective startup times.
4. Manage Apps
Click “Startup Control” from the main program to manage startup programs. You can disable or delete them from here, and rearrange their running order—for example, to get your faster-loading programs launched first.