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    hibernation and resume slower than shutdown/startup

    going into hibernate and resuming from hibernate goes slower than just shutting my system down completely and restarting it. i have nlite'd my xp down to a 248mb image.

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    Size of the install doesn't matter. How much ram? You may want to limit to 512 or something and see how much of an improvement you get. Hibernation speed is dependent on a couple of things. System speed, HDD speed, and ram size. Smaller amount of ram will definitely improve it though.
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    its at the max the computer will allow, 1 Gig. a smaller amount of ram makes for a quicker resume? wow, i woulda thought the complete opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by americasfuture2 View Post
    its at the max the computer will allow, 1 Gig. a smaller amount of ram makes for a quicker resume? wow, i woulda thought the complete opposite.
    Hibernate just takes every byte in ram and makes a copy onto disk. So the more ram you have, the more data it has to write to disk and then read from disk. It writes/reads every byte of memory, not just memory in use. That's why amount of ram and HD speed are the 2 main components in hibernate speed.

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    Yup klundy hit it. If you check your hiberfil.sys or wtf ever it's called in the root of your windows drive, you'll see it's the same size as your ram. There's also a way to limit windows to a smaller amount of ram so you don't have to pull ram out. You can experiment with different sizes by adding the /MAXMEM= option to your boot.ini file. I'd say Try 768, 640, 512, 480, 384 and see how it goes. Check how the system runs and how fast hibernation works, and find a good harmony between the two.
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    hmm, i never knew that hibernate worked like that.

    could you give me the windows tweaking for summies guide to doing this?

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    Sure can.

    boot.ini should be in the root of your windows drive, typically C: drive.

    Open that up, just double click, and then edit away.

    You should see a couple lines like this:
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    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    Change it by adding /MAXMEM=whatever you want it to be to the very last line like this:
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    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /MAXMEM=512
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    im not finding boot.ini or hiberfil.sys where exactly are these? all my installs are in the normal locations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by americasfuture2 View Post
    im not finding boot.ini or hiberfil.sys where exactly are these? all my installs are in the normal locations.
    You have to go to my computer>c: drive>tools>folder options>view and select view hidden system files and folders to see those files.
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    Oh yeah, forgot that step...

    Or you could just open it directly (I think...) by opening up notepad, then file, open, and just type in c:\boot.ini and edit away.
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