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#1 cgirl0111

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:27 PM

Hi all - I have posted here before and everyone was of great help for a virus issue on my desktop. This is in regards to a laptop that i have running windows 7. I actually do work in IT and i have an IS degree, and this is really stumping me.

I had two issues with this laptop - first, my battery was no longer accepting a charge unless i turned the laptop off, took the battery out, put it back in, then turned the laptop back on again. I seem to have fixed this issue by updating the bios. It has been charging normally for a few weeks now.

The other issue has me completely stumped. It has been doing this for several months now and just seems to be getting worse. When I put this laptop to sleep... if i open it up within an hour or so, it wakes up just fine in no time. If i put it to sleep (it is set to sleep when the lid is closed) and then wake it up the next day (or longer), it takes up to ten minutes to find itself. It's the strangest thing. The screen comes up right away, and you can see all of the programs running - but the system is thinking and thinking and pretty much unresponsive for about 5-10 minutes each time. It's like it has lost itself and takes that much time to remember what the heck it was doing last time it was awake. Once it finds itself it's perfectly fine again.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I've tested the hardware and everything seems to be OK - I think it's a windows issue. I can certainly download any programs or provide any logs... It's very frustrating.

This laptop is about 3 years old. it has 3 gb ram, and 243 gb free out of 288 on the hard drive.

Thanks!


Edit - I just ran the temp file cleaner to see if this helps at all. it cleared 556 mb of stuff! wow!

Edited by cgirl0111, 20 September 2012 - 06:36 PM.


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:49 PM

What are your Power setting for the Laptop? Is it on Balance Plan?

Have you defrag lately that can cause slow response time

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#3 cgirl0111

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:25 PM

at the moment i have it on the eco plan, though I have tried it on balanced as well. It does it regardless.

It's currently at 1 percent fragmentation so I guess i could defrag but it's not horrible.

The system runs perfectly fine after that initial 5-10 minute headache.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:59 PM

You cannot trust the power options or specifically sleep/hibernate features of a computer. Overtime they will tend to break your system and become unusable. Most users have unresolved this after their system never recovered from sleep mode which in effect becomes unbootable, blackscreen or not powering at all. Some OEM computers may have some fix, software updates/BIOS updates regarding particular problems but these are rarely issued probably its a combination of hardware and software effect. If you see some effect on these sleep problems, disable or do not use this feature anymore. I would just turn off the computer when not in use. I rely on fast booting, from 1 to 3 minutes, depending on your hardware setup.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:55 PM

I'm spoiled because my new desktop boots in about 9 seconds and wakes up in about 2... oh how I love SSD's... lol




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