RollbackRX and slower boot-time on Vista?

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  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Registered Member

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    I'm not sure if this has been asked before and there are too many threads regarding RollbackRX to search each one. I also briefly searched the HorizonDataSys forum but didn't find anything. Anyhow, since I started using RollbackRX, my boot time seems to have increased (maybe 30-40 seconds). Anyone else have this issue as well? Running Rollback RX 8.1 on Vista home Pre SP1?
     
  2. raakii

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    Its a known thing , since ur computers has to pass through rollback rx drivers during bootup and also the pre-os everytime.
     
  3. fce

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    me too.

    not big deal though.
     
  4. NAMOR

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    Thanks for your replys...

    I thought it was a known issue and it was fixed with the release of 8.1, well according to their knowlegebase anyways.








    So I wasn't sure if I should open a support ticket or not.
     
  5. Aaron Here

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    I have EF (RB) installed on both my XP and my son's Vista machines. EF/RB loads its subconsole on every startup and also executes a defrag-optimization every time 3 snapshots have been added/deleted (per my settings). In our case, the startup delays caused by EF/RB are 8 - 20 seconds on the XP comp and 20 -40 seconds on the Vista comp (the upper value depending on the number of snapshots that happen to be on the system partition).

    Understanding the EF/RB operations on startup, I don't consider those delays objectionable and on my XP comp it's certainly no big deal. Even without EF/RB, the Vista comp normally takes more time to startup than XP.
     
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  6. raakii

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    That is problem according to me with all rollback softwares , though they are very efficient in restoring the system and maintaining multiple snapshots, they take 15 sec on every reboot, that is problem when u are dealing with software that requires reboot , and this becomes more emphatic when a drive imaging software takes just 2 minutes to restore.
     
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    As you more or less indicate, 'that's the nature of the beast'. In any case, I would agree that's the way it is, and it's either worth the startup delay to you or it isn't. For me, it's a small concession for the nicety of 'instant' snapshots and restores!

    But when you speak about restoring a disk-image in just 2 min, I can only assume you have a relatively small partition. o_O
     
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  8. raakii

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    Yes sir i have a partition containing 4.5 gb of os and programs alone compressed to 2.2 gb on backup , and it requires 2 minutes to restore ,and i have another os partition for testing and recovery of the working partition bcos i dont like to boot from recovery cd every time .Hence i dont feel the special need for the rollback rx(Though it is good) as of now.
     
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    'whatever works for you' ...and seeing that you are a DS user, I know you are in 'good hands' ;)
     
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    Thanks to everyone who replied to this thread.
     
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