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    Quote Originally Posted by mbkowns
    My system doesn't drain power on the 5volt rail. Some of the old opus power supplies did this but newer ones were fixed. If you don't believe that hibernate your machine right now and pull the power plug. Plug it back in and watch it come right up.
    Didn't say I didn't believe you...

    Just said what my obviously obsolete PSU and mobo combination does

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    And after getting my arse ripped out for £106 for it when they now sell for about £45 I am not buying another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breaker021
    I also disabled the "prompt after hibernate resume" so that way, when you hit the power button, you're not prompted for a windows password, it goes straight to your desktop/frontend software.
    - sh00k
    How do u disable the password prompt when resuming from hibernation only? Please I need that info...

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    right click on the desktop --> properties --> screen saver tab --> power button --> advanced tab - you'll see the checkbox there

    that'll be 8 bucks
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    Duct tape and a Bandana for the win, b!shes!!!

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    I don't know what you guys are doing to make your standby not work. Mine works perfectly every time and my PC boots up MUCH faster than hibernate. In the almost two years my carputer has been in my car (this same one) I've only killed my battery once. That was when I didn't drive my car for a full week and the battery was going bad.
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    -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xBrady
    I don't know what you guys are doing to make your standby not work. Mine works perfectly every time and my PC boots up MUCH faster than hibernate. In the almost two years my carputer has been in my car (this same one) I've only killed my battery once. That was when I didn't drive my car for a full week and the battery was going bad.
    more fuel to the fire
    Does the Opus not have a hard-off if the voltage drops below 11v?

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    Quote Originally Posted by breaker021
    right click on the desktop --> properties --> screen saver tab --> power button --> advanced tab - you'll see the checkbox there

    that'll be 8 bucks
    - sh00k
    Haha, thanks alot! I owe you one for sure. Didnt realize it was right there. Thanks!

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    np dude. you should seriously one day sit for like an hr. and go through every control panel / desktop settings there are on xp. i did that on my tablet edition xp and found so many "driver friendly" tweaks. this was one of them!

    you'd be surprised.
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    I know this is an old post area, but I have an epia 800 with 256mb of ram, I can boot off either a harddrive or compact flash. My question is why does it take so long for me to boot up. It's around 1.5 to 2 mins. I have tried server 2003 experience edition and tiny xp beast edition.....frankly it's a bit crazy.
    I got a mind like a steel Trap!

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    If you're booting from CF:

    CF is SLOW compared to IDE HDD. You can speed things up by getting the higher speed cards (45x etc), but it's never going to be as fast as a IDE HDD.

    If you're booting from IDE HDD:

    One of the components in your system will be bottle necking the speed. My guess is possibly hard drive or CPU if it takes ages to get to the desktop screen... RAM if the system is slow once the Windows desktop shows up


    My 2c

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    I didn't realize that about the CF. I will have check out another OS or harddrive. I have this huge 5 1/2" 11gig called the bigfoot one my buddies gave me for free
    I got a mind like a steel Trap!

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