So your Toshiba laptop has a bios setting to disable post? Arrrrrhhhhhh I'm so jealous
Well the Dell 1Ghz in my Accord setup is much faster full boot and hibernate resume than my Matrix setup.
One thing for sure is that the Dell mobo skip couple seconds on POST vs the Asus mobo.
The Tecra A2 is also SATA btw.
I had an older toshiba satellite before and I can confirm post used to take a second or less. When resuming from hibernation I never got to see any post messages.
I know this thread is old but is relevant to my current testing.
Factory Restored (Windows XP SP1) + Updated Intel 945GM Drivers & some other drivers/software = 4 seconds until resume from hibernation/music resumes playing in Centrafuse and 4-5 seconds until display is back up.
Windows XP SP3 same hardware/configuration = 15-17 second resume from hibernation/display up.
Windows Vista (Not sure what build) same hardware/configuration = 15-17 second resume from hibernation.
I also tried different variations of SP3 including TinyXP and some other branded OS restore discs. I never looked into testing Windows 7, anyone getting sub 5 second resume from hibernation w/ Windows 7?
All in all waiting an extra 10 or seconds sure seems like a lot. In the same realm as the watched pot never boils. Needless to say I'll be using XP SP1 if everything seems to stay stable.
I got under 10 seconds include post. Tinyxp, nlite had no true bearing on the speed. What I ended up doing is finding a motherboard that would post in less then a second ( I know hard to narrow down which can do this quickly).
After this I just used hibernate everytime. Make sure you cut your ram down to 512mb. The more ram the bigger the file has to cache and resume. If you are stuck with more ram you can tell windows to use less by configuing msconfig boot options.
could you please share with us with MB are you using that post in less than a second? I am starting my project and boot time is quite an issue....
already got radio/gps/rv camera/etc but yet to buy mobo+cpu...
thank you in advance!