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Hibernate by pushbutton on case?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by SunnyUK, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. SunnyUK

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    I'm slowly putting together a spec for a HCPC (and yes, I've seen Andy's case and it looks great!).

    One of the areas I fear will be a nuisance is the boot time. I want to be able to turn it on and then (almost) immediately play music or DVDs. I don't want to wait for Windows slowly getting its act together.

    So this is what I was thinking: Is it possible to re-wire or fiddle or something, so that the on/off button becomes a hibernat/wake-up button instead? That way the machine would be almost instantly available.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. SeaneyC

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    If you put the PC into standyby, the power button becomes the wakeup button by default.

    I use this on my HTPC, and it gets back into windows in about 2 seconds.
     
  3. SunnyUK

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    D'oh! Shows that I'm thinking to much about theory instead of just trying things!

    Thanks a lot, SeaneyC!
     
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    Hibernate is only a few seconds quicker than the regular boot time on XP on my PC (my boot time is very quick). Hibernate also can cause problems a lot of the time as it's a bit buggy, so personally I avoid it. You'd be better off optimising your boot up using Microsoft BootVis for XP (free download, see here) or using standby.
     
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    Thanks for that link, Squirrel God. I'll check BootVis - I could sure do with an improved boot on my main machine!
     
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    No worries, it works really well too :) Need to run it regularly though to keep up the performance.
     

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