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    Quick Boot solutions?

    How does the Infill boot into windows so quickly? Is it a specially designed BIOS? Can this be simulated? CF card with the OS boot?
    Please let me know the best way to replicate this as I just cant offord one of the Infill G4's as of right now.
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    It's a special BIOS that allows that.
    If I remember correctly, it's got power management similar to a laptop. Basically it goes into standby mode, and after a certain period of time of non-use it hibernates.

    You won't be able to replicate it on off-the-shelf desktop system hardware. A laptop, maybe.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    It's a special BIOS that allows that.
    If I remember correctly, it's got power management similar to a laptop. Basically it goes into standby mode, and after a certain period of time of non-use it hibernates.

    You won't be able to replicate it on off-the-shelf desktop system hardware. A laptop, maybe.
    Thank you for the info. It a little upsetting to learn that I cant easily replicate this by getting like CF-Flash HDD or something to make windows move faster. But All in due time.. I am using a laptop and it comes out of hibernation in less than 6 seconds... So I guess thats not too bad.
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    I am the last person to suggest Vista, but the new "hybrid-sleep" is just that. It keeps the RAM powered as well as writes it to the harddrive. So if it remains powered, up it comes as if it were in standby. If it loses power, the RAM is cleared, so it boots from the stored HD file.

    Then to make the actual boot faster, you can disable, everything you dont use in the BIOS. For the IDE/SATA detection usually it is on Auto mode. Actually set the settings. Then make the first boot device the HD-0 and disable the other one/two/three. Also dont use CF if you fast boot time. I would use a good 'ol ATA133 drive. SATA is too slow and too flimsy of a connection. (Slow boot that is).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopperhawk View Post
    I am using a laptop and it comes out of hibernation in less than 6 seconds... So I guess thats not too bad.
    For comparision, I have a P4 2.0 GHZ in a Dell Optiplex GX240 (minitower case size), and it takes approximately 30-40 seconds to come out of hibernation with SD running. There is a noticeable difference if SD is not running, as time to come out of hibernation is largely dependent on the amount of RAM in use.

    The more RAM in use, more data must be written to the harddrive when the computer enters hibernation, and the more data that must be written back to RAM when the computer comes out of hibernation.

    If your system is usable in <10 seconds, then I think you are ahead of most people on the forums...maybe that will ease your mind a bit.

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    I think 30-40 seconds is rediculous. There is something not right there. I too get hibernation times within about 10seconds. P4M btw.

    Without SD running, the times are better, no? if so, I think that is a serious flaw that needs to be addressed because nothing should take that long...
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    well, I thank the responses... I am not that dissapointed any more after reading on a bit.
    I am stuck now at the video section of my new build. My Lilliput took a lillidump and I am forced to consider an RCA video touchscreen as an alternative....
    Anyway, back to topic...
    I have ditched the CF-Flash HDD Idea and have settled on my Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop running WinXP. It needs more RAM but i know it will work fine. I am running Road runner now as shell and the hibernation leave and retrieve time is just as good as when explorer was shell without anything else running.
    Its a simple P4 2Ghz 256MBRAM machine! Just trimmed the fat and I am telling you it is plenty fast to be a mp3carpc...
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