well, like you say bootvis is your best bet right now so you can better understand what's causing the slowdown. if it takes that long to come out of hibernation then it could very well be something with your HDD since it has to read about 512MB from your drive. if you have minlogon installed, run bootvis with winlogon instead since there are some incompatibilities with minlogon. as far as CF, it's pretty fast if you get the higher end cards and slim down your install enough so that it fits. but running the system in read-only mode can cause some people headaches.