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  • Windows Resume Loader

    I get the following message on my CarPC (running Vista) if I turn off the PC while resuming from Hibernate (like moving my car from the driveway to curb):

    Windows XP seemed to always use the first option. It never prompts you with a menu. Is there anyway to turn this menu off? Or suppress the message by specifying a default value?

  • #2
    The easiest way to circumvent this and other problems with poweron, power off is to just put a simple three pole switch on the white accessory lead that wakes your PC up.

    You have three wires running to the PC, ex. red (constant power), black (ground) and white (accessory) power (only on when ignition on).

    Run the white wire from your accessory power to the top leg of the switch.
    Run a red wire from the constant 12V power to the bottom leg of the switch.
    Run a white wire from the middle leg of the switch to the white wire going into your PC.

    With the switch in the top position, PC works as it does now, starts and shuts down when power on accessory is seen.

    With the switch in the middle position, PC doesnt start. This is where you put it to just start the car and move it.

    With the switch in the bottom position, the PC will stay on and running even if you shut the engine. Good for quick stops when you dont want to go through a whole shutdown/wake up from hibernation.

    The switch also acts as a reset switch for when the PC hangs or something doesnt initialize right, switch to middle position will cut power to the white line and the psu will do a shutdown, flip it back to top position and it will wake up.
    PDP1170/TRS80/Atari800XL/Amiga500/286/486/P2/P4/C2D/i7 still a newb (but an old newb, been doing this a while) working my way up to "Complete Newb"


    • #3
      Bump - exactly what I wanna know!
      Wish you could bypass this, or have it atleast timeout after a certain time.


      • #4
        Ok I finally figured out the problem which prevented the computer from staying in standby (forcing me to use hibernate). I knew that the problem was caused by my touch screen controller (Xenarc 700TSV). I tried to disable the USB Root Hubs from bringing the computer out of standby within Device Manager. This had no effect on the problem.

        Today, I came across the solution; a command line executable which gives you fine control over your power settings (Vista only). Below are the commands I ran to fix the issue:

        1. powercfg -DEVICEQUERY wake_armed

        The command above will list all the devices on your computer which will bring it out of standby. In my case the following device was the only one listed:

        "USB Touchscreen Controller(Universal)"

        I then ran the next command to actually prevent the device from waking the computer:

        2. powercfg -DEVICEDISABLEWAKE "USB Touchscreen Controller(Universal)"

        The end result is that my computer now stays in sleep mode and I am able to hibernate it after a certain period of time to save my battery (I have it set to 60 minutes currently). I am hoping this works around the issue and helps anyone else out there.


        • #5
          Thanks for posting the solution!


          • #6
            Just tested to see if Microsoft changed this menu in Windows 7. They haven't . I really would like to set a timeout on the menu or better yet disable it.


            • #7
              Originally posted by JWise1203 View Post
              Just tested to see if Microsoft changed this menu in Windows 7. They haven't . I really would like to set a timeout on the menu or better yet disable it.
              Looking for a solution aswell
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              • #8
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                • #9
                  Any solution for windows 7? to somehow force Windows to always choose: "Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu" ?


                  • #10
                    I don't know of a way, but you might check out Maybe someone over there knows how, if it's even possible.
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                    • #11
                      i have a partial solution..

                      at work, we got forced to start loading camera DVR's with win7 instead of xp--because our suppliers ran out of new xp discs... many of the locations that we installed DVRs have power outages that cause the dvr to reboot(even with a UPS installed). with win7, it always asks if you want to load the repair files. another tech at work came up with this batch file-- just run this on your win7 machine, and it will disable the pc from asking to run the repair tools-- like how xp runs..

                      i don't know for sure if this would work with the hibernation issue your having, but i feel that there is a pretty good chance it is controlled by the same registry setting.. being that both the reboot issue that i had problems with and the hibernate issue your having problems with didn't exist until win7..

                      this is what is contained in the file(so in case it were to get modified by someone, i am not at fault ):
                      bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures
                      the pause is so that you can see that it was successful in changing the registry setting..

                      i had to upload the file using a ".txt" ending. just change it to ".bat" and you should be able to run it
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                      • #12
                        It seems that's a common issue for all carpc owner.. (me too)
                        I hate to plug in the keyboard every time this happen (this mean to dismount half system)

                        Soundman, I'll try to follow your instructions..
                        I hope windows will automatically delete corrupted
                        image and continue with a new startup sequence.. if not i guess the system will freeze trying to
                        load a corrupted image without any type of Halt procedure..

                        In the meanwhile i thought to share other suggestions: (theoretic)

                        [ USB KEY ]
                        - set BIOS Boot priority to: 1-USB 2-HD
                        - Create a bootable usb key (there are many utility which can do that)
                        - edit autoexec.bat or config.sys and add a command to delete hiberfile.sys
                        (ex: del hiberfile.sys for autoexec or shell=C:\del hiberfile.sys for config.sys)
                        - usb key should delete hibernation file then prompt for input
                        - reboot system with the reset button
                        - Now windows should load normally

                        [ RESUME MENU ]
                        as we can edit BOOT.INI with it's "default choice" and "timeout" key we should try to edit the WINDOWS RESUME LOADER menu adding a 'default choice' with a timeout of 10seconds or less..
                        the question is: what's the file of Windows resume menu? winresume.exe, winresume.mui etc..?

                        [ HIBERNATION ON USB ]
                        If carpc create corrupted image cause hd shocks in car..
                        I thought to save hibernation file on a more stable usb key but...
                        about this i read it's nearly impossible to tell pc to store hiberfile.sys on any other path except the drive where windows is located.
                        In this case maybe installing win7 on a usb key...
                        ( i got usb 3.0 and i can tell for sure that in general it's really fast)

                        waiting for other suggestions or solutions..

                        p.s. sorry for my bad english..