No matter what, Windows can never make your monitor state permanent, once you exit windows whatever state it was thanks to windows will be no more.
Hibernate is a state of windows not the PC, the PC is hardware, as long as there is a signal going out the VGA connector the monitor will show something. Bios is out of windows no matter what, you will never end with no signal do to windows, simply because you are out of windows and it has not been loaded.
Besides windows enter in hibernation when it's already loaded, not when it loads. Also, the driver update problem is with resolution, wich is modified within windows, nothing to do with post or bios. Besides Bios and post is by default and unchangeable 800x600 256 coulours, as long as the pc runs and its al peachy you will always get signal and image, no matter what.
From what Epic said he never get to windows, less updating drivers, and in any case if he power down the machine by soft or phisical, when it starts again it shows the bios, post and other, so please stop with this.
Regarding quick boot, it always shows the bios splash, you always get signal and see the monitor turns on, no matter how "fast" the rig is, and being realistic the machine of Epic is a piece of crap and you most certanly take a quick nap every time you turn it on.
Back to you problem Epic, as i told you before, you have another part of the computer that is broke, and the onboard video ain`t broken.
And since people is displaying their background in PCs... I work as IT service in a Computer Hardware Distributor for 2 years now, working with PCs 10 years now, i assemble 10 pcs a day and reapair 3 on average, deal with resselers, rma, assist in hardware and soft configuration, extreme overclocker, modder and more.
Edited by KiSUAN, 23 July 2010 - 08:33 PM.