For the last two weeks, whenever I tried to wake my desktop computer from sleep mode I was presented the sign on screen and within a split second by a blank screen. For the last 5 years it had worked perfectly.
I knew there could be a plethora of reasons for this, so I began by disabling ASUS's AI nap. After this I decided to update the ATI Radion HD 4300 driver. I asked it to search the internet and went for a coffee. Ten Minutes later, much to my amazement, it had installed the new driver without me asking! There was a warning message which I could not decipher.
I then ran Norton to scan the entire computerand went for another coffee. On return found this:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.256.6
Locale ID: 2057
Files that help describe the problem
Extra information about the problem
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
I restarted the computer in safe mode and rolled back the driver. I then did an aggressive Norton scan which came up with nothing.
I used ccleaner to clean out the residual files and checked what was in the start-up list and came across these entries which I immediately disabled. I scanned and then removed all references to them from the registry.
No Task IHSelfDeleteTASK CMD /C DEL C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Temp\IHU76F3.tmp.exe
No Task IHUninstallTrackingTASK CMD /C DEL C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Local\Temp\IHU756C.tmp.exe
My problems seem to have been resolved but I thought I would leave a note here in case any one else comes across this problem.