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    Boot time?

    Hi,

    I recently ordered a lillput 7' touchscreen and the haicom GPS tracker as a portable install to go with my laptop for long trips.

    Anyways, I was looking into a more serious permanent system for my car. I fully understand the various needs and installs and so forth, myself being a car and computer guy, I was wondering if there were any way of getting around the annoying boot up time of windows xp... Are there instant on computers? Don't stand by drain the battery? and how can it be programed to go into standby when the car is off and come back on when the ignition is on? help!

    im sorry for the noob questions but i couldn't find any answers by searching... let me know... thanks.

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    no matter what state the computer is in, if it's plugged into power, it draws a current. even in completely "off" state, the computer still draws power to keep some things going. unless u actually disconnect it via relay that is. most ppl here i think use windows hibernate for "shut down" retains programs running and doesn't require as long of a boot time. it's still a good 10-15seconds on my machine. better than 30+seconds for a cold boot.

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    boot time article

    I wrote an article going into detail on this boot time issue:

    Part 1:
    http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=7544

    Part 2:
    http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=7594

    Basically, there's a lot of ways to reduce boot time. We're looking at using XP Embedded to try to shave the boot time down.

    Bios settings, getting the mobo to auto power up, getting a power supply that stays on during cranking, also help.

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    15 second boots for me with windows xp pro, epia 10k mii, 512 megs, and a 2.5" 5400 16meg 60 gig drive. And for shutdown sometimes I just cut the power, I mean its windows xp.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    what about , to and from hibernation times ???????

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    Oh my boot times are 15 seconds with Hibernate. Some people claim to get as fast as 10 seconds but I have yet to seen it.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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