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    resuming after HORM

    So I have been searchng through the forums for the past month hoping to find a solution as to why my music won't remember the last track played after resuming from HORM.
    I have pretty much chalked it down to the hibernation saving the files from my 2nd "unrotected" hard drive, and then reloading the same files after resume... hence, winamp will never be able to continue playing the last song before shutdown.

    is there a program/solution that will prevent hibernation from saving files from a 2nd disk/partition? I know Sfiorito tutorial says to disconnect any external drives w/ MP3s, but I am using a 2nd partition or a SATA hdd, and those can't be disconnected properly with out having it's own set of problems.

    Please help... this problem is the only thing from preventing me from completing my CARPC.

    TIA

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    I think some frontends support HORM by storing the last song in a file on a writeable partition. That's the only way it will work. Or they can support the commitfile API that will "write through" EWF, but it's only for files that will not change in size.

    The thing is, you really need to unmount your writeable partitions when you hibernate with HORM. Otherwise the write cache of those partitions will be saved with that HORM state and be used every time you boot up. In time that can really screw up those partitions.
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    Can you please point me in the right direction for unmounting parttions/drives? I have googled and googled, and I couldn't find any easy to do program except writing scripts. I read some where partition magic, but I was hoping to avoid any additional software....

    it seems to me that this would be a common problem for those people who are using HORM and wanting to save the last track position.. i am completely annoyed with the same song laoding everytime, and I don't want to reshuffle the playlist manually... i guess i am lazy too..

    I use Digital FX and if anyone can help, please do. Thanks for your response Sfiorito, and thanks for all your work

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    bump

    After a little more research, the problem IS that I do need to unmount the "FILESYSTEM" before I hibernate. the latest EWFMANAGER doesn't work for me. Does any one else have a method for unmounting the filesystem? Not unmounting the partition, just the filesystem

    disconnecting the drive isn't an option for me b/c it's SATA and I have my frontend unprotected on it.

    thanks

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    My Solution

    1) After I have configured road runner the way I want, I add it to the start-up folder.

    2) I shutdown my carputer and disconnect my SATA unprotected hdd that contains roadrunner, winamp, albums, music vdeos, etc.

    3) Turn on the computer and boot to windows normally. Roadrunner attempts to install since it can't find the executable since the hdd is disconnected.

    4) Load the horm manager lite utility, and select activate horm -> "ok" and let it do its thing.. first it will reset the PC to enable EWF, then it will restart the PC to hibernate the just before it will start loading the Start-up applications, it will eventually come to a hut-down, at which point I reconnect my SATA hdd and then turn on the carputer.

    Low and behold, it has hibernated properly and will continue to resume music playlists where it left off. I can make changes my ext. drive and not worry about HORM/EWF resetting the filestructure from RESUME.


    I admit that after finally getting it to work properly, the initial instructions were clear, I just had to make use of this utility to get my carputer to work fine. PC start-up would be faster if I could hibernate within RoadRunner loaded, but thats not possible since I have to disconnect the drive, so I relay on the start-up folder to load roadrunner.

    i hope this helps anyone with a similar problem.

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