This is just a guess but try these changes and see if it fixes you're startup problems.
Power Button Mode: On/Off
WindowsXP Power Options
System Standby: Never
When I close the lid of my portable computer: Do nothing
After waiting nearly a month, my Sentia finally arrived Saturday, all weekend it's been locking up and has yet to pass a SiSoftware Sandra Burn-In test.
Monday's discussion with tech support should be interesting.
I just received my sentia, in the first 24 hours it has locked up/frozen a lot. I don't know if it is heat related but I can not get it last more than 30 minutes when running sisoftware sandra burn in test.
Just in case the problem...
ANYWAY ... to answer the initial question, my Sentia is going to be delivered 25 days after it was ordered. And now that it is in the hands of fedex and out of the hands of Alienware I feel I finally have an ETA I can trust (Saturday).
Oct 19 - Phase 1
Oct 19 - Phase 2
Oct 20 - Phase 3 (They get your money real quick)
Oct 24 - Phase 4
Oct 29 - Phase 5
Nov 03 - Phase 6
Nov 07 - Phase 7
Nov 09 - Phase 8
Nov 09 - Phase 9
When I purchased (Oct 19) the estimated...
While in general I agree with Hucks comments, the Sentia does not have many configuration variables. Hard Drive, Memory, CPU, CD/DVD and a yes or no decision on the PCI NIC. I've never seen a Sentia in person or read a Sentia manual......
I ordered mine with a single 256mb chip and when it arrives that chip will get pulled and two 1gb corsair brand chips will get inserted.
I'm a big fan of corsair memory, and for once memory shopping is easy because corsair only...