Boot Booster Vs 2.01.A

Take the wait out of booting

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Introduction
What is Boot Booster?
What is it for?
Why would I want to install Boot Booster?
How do I log Shutdown times with Boot Booster?
Getting a copy
How do I get a copy of Boot Booster?
How do I intall Boot Booster?
How do I Uninstall Boot Booster?
Can I get the source of Boot Booster?

Infomation
Command Line Options
Some cool tricks.
      » Changeing Quote Files
      » A word about the "Quotes.txt" file.
      » A program called '1st Impression'
      » Logging Shutdowns and Session times.
      » How do I log the booting of Non-Windows OS like DOS and Linux?
Feedback
How do I get the latest version of Boot Booster?
How do I contact the author of Boot Booster?
What if I find a bug?



Introduction

What is Boot Booster?
Boot Booster is a program that tries to put the booting time of the computer to good use. It can log the booting time, display a joke or an inspirational message that will change at every booting, display any message, display any reminders you have set etc. Boot Booster can be configured to log the booting time, shutdown time and the time the session lasted etc.
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What is it for?
You can use the Boot Booster for a variety of tasks. I hate to wait while my computer slowly boot up. It takes about 77 seconds(average) to boot my computer. Boot Booster can be used to utilize this time. For example imagine that you have to memorize a chemical equation. You can set Boot Booster to display that equation every time the system boots. You will be forced to see the equation every time at booting. This is a sure fire way to memorize it. If you are not the studious type, you will be interested in the quotes function. This will show jokes that will change at every booting. You can set it to show different things. This can be famous quotes, inspirational words, study materials, Bible verses etc. For information on how to do this, see cool tricks section. Another application is the logging system. If you want to monitor the use of your computer, you can enable the logging feature of Boot Booster. This will record every time the computer is booted to a file called "Record.txt"(File can be changed). This program will write the time and date of the booting of the computer to a file called "Record.txt" in this format
Session Started At : 31-12-1999 11:59 PM
Session Ended At : 1-1-2000 1:00 AM
Session Lasted 1 hours and 1 minutes.
It will also read one line from a file called "quotes.txt" and display it on the screen. I usually put one line jokes in this file so that I enjoy the booting time. If you suspect that your son/daughter is spending too much time with the computer, this is the best way to control it. The use of this feature is deadly when used in combination with the Shutdown logger and Session time logger. For more info see cool tricks section.
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Why would I want to install Boot Booster?
In all modesty, Boot Booster is the only software of its kind in the world. Or at least I have not found one like it. Another program called 1st Impression has some similarities, but is essentially different. For more information on 1st Impression, see cool tricks section. If you have any of the needs mentioned above, Boot Booster is the only software that I know of that will satisfy your needs.
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Getting a copy

How do I get a copy of Boot Booster?
Boot Booster can be downloaded FREE from my site. It is available in a automated installation package format or as a setup file. All you have to do is download it and double click the downloaded file and follow the given instructions.
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How do I install Boot Booster?
All you have to do is download it and double click the downloaded file and follow the instructions given on screen. The whole process of installation is automated for your convenience.
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How do I Uninstall Boot Booster?
You can uninstall Boot Booster from Start Menu -> Boot Booster -> Uninstall. Another way is to take "Add/Remove Programs" from the Control Panel and chose Boot Booster and click the "Add/Remove..." button. This will remove all the files of Boot Booster from the system.
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Can I get the source of Boot Booster?
Boot Booster is an open source program. Its code can be downloaded from my site. A word of caution. The given code may not be of the same version as the downloaded program. If such a case occurs, please send me a email asking for the latest code.
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Information

Some cool tricks.

Command Line Options
-dosThis should be given while booting DOS
-linuxThis should be given while booting Linux
-S OR -startThis should be given at Startup
-R OR -restartThis should be given at Restart
-D OR -shutdownThis should be given at Shutdown
NONERunning Booter with no options will take it to configuration screen


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Feedback

How do I get the latest version of Boot Booster?
You can visit my website at http://www.oocities.com/binnyva for more information and updates of Boot Booster. As soon as I make a major public release of Boot Booster, it will be featured there.
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How do I contact the author of Boot Booster?
You can contact me by sending a email to binnyva@rediffmail.com. You can also visit my website at http://www.oocities.com/binnyva for more information and updates of Boot Booster.
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What if I find a bug?
If you find a bug, please send email to the author. Describe the bug in as much detail as possible, and I'll do what I can to help resolve the problem.
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