Thanks for the info and links. I remember reading most of those links when I was having a problem on my Laptop with the Sleep mode. They helped me get that fixed.
I've been reading about numerous BSOD issues and problems generally related to Sleep mode, upon awakening, locking up, etc. I've been fortunate to have only 1 infrequently intermittent issue on my Desktop PC but I haven't seen it occur in a while. My issue is that, upon invoking sleep mode, the HDD active LED will seem to accept the sleep command, and prepare for a couple of seconds, then the HDD LED stops, no activity, but without completing the sleep mode. After that, no keyboard response, etc. Restarting always fixes the issue.
Strange symptom, but it's not been worth it to dig into the issue as it rarely occurs. I've read where most sleep issues are related to drivers, and video drivers seem to be common with a lot of reported sleep issues. I haven't updated the Nvidia drivers yet, that's the next thing to do, I guess.
I'm running Win 7 x64, i5-650, 8 Gb RAM, with one Seagate 1Tb spinner (OS, data on 1 HDD).
My boot time after POST is usually around 40 seconds, with the Windows logo screen duration about 26-28 seconds and the "Welcome" screen about 10-15 seconds before the desktop is fully launched.
I checked the complete boot time with a "boot time" VBscript and it was about 80 seconds. That's slow but after reading a related thread over at the Windows 7 forum, my time was a little above the average time for non-SSD PC's.
I rarely shut down the PC's so the slower boot time isn't an issue for me with my present Desktop and Laptop PC's.