05-20-2012 06:08 PM
RapidBoot was pulled from the web and System Update due to too many problems.
If/When it can be fixed and tested appropriately, then it will be re-released, and I will post about it here.
Until then it is not available for download. Sorry for your inconvenience caused by RapidBoot software.
06-01-2012 05:35 AM
06-01-2012 06:04 AM
First comment is just cosmetic: The page hosting the download has 64 bit and 32 bit installers but each is matrixed in table cells that say both 64 bit and 32 bit.
Second comment is far more serious. I noticed this with the previous version, but did not mention it as I thought it would go away in the debug process. But it has not. With RapidBoot uninstalled, the Windows Event Viewer is clean and indicative of a normal startup. Then I noticed a huge amount of disk thrashing after I installed RapidBoot. I attributed this to (maybe) a "learning" process. So I gave it a chance with 3 additional reboots. No change in behavior. Computer shows no improvement in the time to reach the login screen, but after login the desktop flys onto the screen. So far so good. Then a fllurry of disk activity begins and actually interferes with launching any application, with the pointer hourglassed for the entire time.
A check of Event Viewer reveals 64 consecutive instances of event 1035, taking over 50 seconds to complete. Each event begins with "Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name:" and continues with the name of an installed application.
According to Microsoft:
This problem can happen if one of the following is true:
Since I have no such group policy running on my machine, I have to assume the second item is in play.
I am uninstalling RapidBoot and I await your comments.
06-01-2012 06:26 AM
06-01-2012 07:16 AM
Thank you for your feedback. The issue you described is not something we found during our testing, and it doesn't happen on my personal T520 either. But I have no doubt that the issue on your system is caused by RapidBoot as you say. Personally, if I were you, I would uninstall RapidBoot and never look back.
But, if you really want to pursue this, please re-install RapidBoot 1.23, and turn on logging option from the RapidBoot GUI (type "RapidBoot" into the start menu). The log file is written to "C:\ProgramData\Lenovo\RapidBoot\Logs". Then send me the RapidBoot log along with an export of the event viewer that shows the 1035 messages. You can zip this up and e-mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry for your inconvenience caused by RapidBoot.
06-01-2012 09:00 AM
I've sent you the RapidBoot log and a text export of the Windows Application Event Viewer. I'm now uninstalling RapidBoot. Thanks for your continued interest.