Patent Number: 7,043,613

Title: Software management systems and methods for automotive computing devices

Abstract: A method for facilitating fast start-up/shut-down of a computing device having a processor, volatile memory, non-volatile memory, and SRAM is described. In one embodiment, an object store for the computing device is provided in the non-volatile memory. A fast lossless shut-down of the computing device may be accomplished by periodically writing data from the object store to a non-volatile medium during operation of the computing device.

Inventors: Beckert; Richard D. (Lake Stevens, WA), Drasnin; Sharon (Seattle, WA), Radko; Ronald Otto (Kirkland, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 12/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018