Boot Test

Boot Test

Type: Automated Test


The Boot test will determine if the test client is booting from a particular device.


The test accepts a device instance path, and it enumerates all of the device's children and finds disks equal to or below the device that is specified. The test then finds all of the volumes that span these disks. The test validates that the operating system is installed on one of these volumes and that the boot loader exists on one of the disks.

Run Time: 5 Minutes
Log File: boottest.wtl
System Restart Required: No
Test Category: Storage Adapter
Supported operating systems for "DFW" logo testing:
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2003
Windows XP


Software Requirements

The test tool runs on the following Windows operating systems:

  • Windows Vista

  • Windows Server 2003

  • Windows XP

  • Software components included with the device that is being tested.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 (installed automatically)

Hardware Requirements

  • Device to be tested

  • Computer that meets the minimum software requirements

  • Disk target connected to the test device with the operating system installed.


  • x86

  • x64

  • Itanium

Running Boot Test

Before launching the test you need to ensure that the test adapter is the boot adapter in the system.  This may be done on a secondary machine added to the machine pool.

Command Syntax

Command option


BootTest.exe /device:"[WDKDeviceID]"

[WDKDeviceID] is the instance path of the device to test. This parameter is provided automatically when run in the Device Console window of DTM.

File Manifest








Comments (1)

  1. In the DTM 1.0a release we replaced SDStress with Disk Stress, Data Verification with Disk Verification,

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