Mimic mac's Safesleep on pc??
On a mac laptop, if you close the lid, the computer goes to sleep.
If your battery runs dead or your battery is removed while the computer is asleep... plug it in/put the battery back in, turn it on.. and what do you know.. you're still back to where you were when you put the computer to sleep...
How it does this...?
Right as you close the lid, it writes an image of the RAM to the hard drive and then goes to sleep. If power is cut, battery runs dead, etc (ram cleared)... the next time the computer is woken up, the computer boots from scratch but sees that there is a ram image on the hard drive, it loads that ram image from the hard drive back to the ram and resumes what you were doing, takes seconds. This might seem similar to hibernation like most PC's can do, yes.. it is, except that the mac uses a hybrid style of sleep. It doesn't resume from hibernation if it doesn't have to, only if it NEEDS to (if power was lost completely and ram was cleared).
In the car pc world... some of us don't love the time it takes for hibernation and resuming takes and sound of the sound card turning on, off, etc.. durring that resume.
I have always had my carpc just go to standby (sleep) and resume and power is cut from the computer (always laptop based) and the laptop's battery holds the data in the ram until the next time I drive the vehicle, this has worked okay, but for the fact that the acer aspire one in my truck doesn't hold a charge for more than two days.. it bothers me because the computer then has to boot from scratch ..
is there a way to mod the bios, windows, etc... to allow a similar sleep state as apple's safesleep ?.. it'd make things so much better in my opinion.
any input is appreciated ..