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    D201GLY2 Slow POST

    Hi, I am new to the forum so forgive me if this is in the wrong place. I have searched the forum and google and found no solution to the problem. I have the D201GLY2 board and am struggling with the Bios POST time and as a result it is taking too long for the machine to come out of hibernation. I get about 28 seconds overall 14 of which is all bios. Before the Intel logo screen comes up the screen flashes a couple of time various different colours and then comes up. Anyone have a solution to this. I have already tried to flash the latest bios with no change in results, I have optimised as much as i can think of, turned off Legacy USB, only boot from HDD etc. Tried a different HDD as well to see if it was having trouble initialising this one but to no avail. Any help would be appriciated.
    Also in Intel's documentation they say something about being able to Enable a Bios Rapid Boot option, however the option is not there, is there something missing or is it only on certain verions of the board?

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    I have the same board and from cold boot to desktop it only takes around 15 seconds.

    How much RAM do you have? If you have a lot, hibernation can be slow.
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    I have 1GB however using the MAXMEM I even put it down to 256 and it improved the time by 2 seconds, the boot time for windows isnt too bad, once it hits the hibernation screen its only a few seconds, its entirely the bios part of the screen. The only other thing that ocured to me that it could be is possibly the CMOS battery as the pc was in the car for a while when I was testing it for a while and it has been quite cold here recently. Short of that I dont' know what it is. Cold boot takes around 45 seconds and that is using TinyXP and Minlogon

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    Forty five seconds?! Wow. I haven't done anything to the setup. Using full XP Pro, no Minlogon at all. Once I turned off legacy USB, I was very impressed with how fast it boots.

    It sounds to me like you have some kind of hardware issue. I know you've tried a new drive, but what about memory or cables?
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    Hi, tried different RAM and tried different SATA cables as well today. I am running out of ideas now, havent managed to try the CMOS battery yet but am pretty sure that isnt where the problem lies. Any ideas about the Intel Rapid Boot option and why its not there??

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    There is no way that board takes 15 seconds to boot. I bought that board just to try it out and it was dead slow at booting and coming out of hibernation.

    Compared to the Jetway 1.5GHz board, the Intel took from 5-7 seconds more to come out of hibernation. Both the Bios and the Progress bar coming out of hibernation were just too slow.

    I really don't know why manufacturers don't make a system that bypasses bios if nothing has changed.

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    What sort of times were you getting from it when you tried it? from the start time to when it was into your frontend? Also what sort of time are you getting from the Jetway?

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    20+ seconds using hibernation and 15 seconds with the Jetway.

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    hmm....i dont seem to be able to get anywhere near that time for some reason, will try installing a full version of XP Pro and see if there is some drivers I may have installed that is slowing it down even though I know drivers won't affect the Bios time. Other than that anyone got any other ideas?? If I changed the board what is one of the highest recommended board for fastest POST time with still enough features.

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    Those times were achieved using hibernation, not full boot. The Jetway 1.5GHz board is the fastest one that I have seen.

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