Thanks for the help.
After further testing, I can get it where it will reboot and run fine. I think it had something to do with EWF. I disabled it, restarted, enabled, restarted. All was fine, exept for Hibernating. Still when I try to Hibernate, it just locks up and I have to hard reboot it for it to come back on. It also doesn't seem to matter whether or not I have the resmany.dat file present with the combinations.
Another thing I noticed that I don't know if it pertains:
When the OS boots, I now get the black and white progress bar at the bottom of the screen. When I had this running from my HDD, I did not have any bars whatsoever (as I disabled the XP image and loading bar to help speed up things), now all of a sudden that bar is there while XP loads.
Is there anything else special that I have to do in order to use Hibernate?
ACPI stand by and hibernate do not work on removable drives unfortunately.
I think there's an HOWTO on the boards for disabling XP boot status bar.
EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.
Zotac ION Atom N330, 2GB low-profile RAM, M3-ATX
Win Embedded Std 2011 RC
OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD
Lilliput 629 Transflective, WRX Screen Mount
BlueSoleil BT, i-Blue GM-2 GPS, DirectedHD Radio, Andrea Mic
Well since I have given up on the hibernate process, I now need to figure out why the computer takes so long to boot. I will be trying out to some HD speed utilities tonight to see what the speed of the drive is. In windows it runs fine, it gets bogged down from time to time, but I doubt that I should have gone from a 20 second boot on a hard drive to about a minute on the CF card.
Maybe the Ghost utility changed something, You don't need any special software to copy the files from the HD to the CF. I just used a second computer running XP to hook up the image drive and the CF card, then used windows explorer to copy all the files. Worked great for me so it's something to consider. I also have an old 32mb SanDisk with DOS on it for testing things like this. If you had one of those handy you could plug it in and see if its the IDE > CF adaptor that is the bottle neck as DOS would also take a minute to boot.
Well I looked and I think the problem is that the CF drive is running in PIO mode, although it is set to use UDMA if available. Now I just have to figure out how to get it to use UDMA. Its only transferring at about 1.5 MB/s.
After testing all of my CF cards, it appears that they all run in PIO mode when connected through that adapter, and they all run at a MAX of about 2MB/s. I guess I will be looking into a new CF adapter.
Well I just went and purchased a USB CF reader from Walmart and low and behold I now get data transfer rates of around 27 MB/s with that card. Looks like I will be ordering a new CF-IDE adapter from a legit outlet.