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Windows 7: Boot from Hibernate Image

18 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 HP 32 & 64
Boot from Hibernate Image

Hello all and I apologize if this has been answered before but after 30 minutes of searching, I couldn't find the answer that I think I need.

I have a system that will probably end up loosing power before a proper shutdown more often than not. I need to boot into an image that will allow me to write to a SATA array, remove the array, and install a clean array for the next power up. Could this be done with some type of hibernate image(and how) or would I need to figure out how to boot from an ISO image?

My main goal is to boot the system with the same settings every time and write data to the SATA array. The array will be removed and cleaned before power is returned. It would be great if there is a way to change a setting if need be and not need to take more than 20 minutes to redo the image.

I'm using a dual core Atom with 7 HP 32 bit.

Ryan C.

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18 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install

Hi Zujin87 and welcome to Seven Forums!

I think that the best solution is buying an UPS to prevent loosing power. Isn't it?
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18 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 HP 32 & 64

Normally, I would agree but the 7 PC is headless/keyboardless part of a larger system that is controlled by pilots who don't always wait and weight is an issue. Basically, I'm capturing video/pictures on an aircraft and need to keep things as simple as possible and, more importantly, save the data. Right now, I have AutoHotkey run on start-up and gets everything going. I'm writing another script right now to shut the system down using a keyboard command but would like to find a way to do this as a "in case" condition.

Does booting from an on board ISO image allow writing to an attached drive(non-os)? If so, I may go that route.

This system is definitely not the best solution in this case but some requirements drove me too it.

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