A few days ago, my Windows 7 PC started to have problems with the OS hanging up when coming out of Sleep Mode. I first noticed it when I saw that the icon in the system tray for the internet connection had a red "X" thru it. Then, when trying to start a program, nothing would happen except that the little blue circle would spin around for about 30 seconds before disappearing again. When I clicked the Start button and clicked Shut Down, the menu froze and the only way to get out of the situation was to hold the power button to force a power off condition. When powering on again, I selected "Start Windows Normally" and everything was fine again. This probably happens about every fifth or sixth time I put the computer in Sleep Mode.
If anyone has any insight into this, I would appreciate the help. Thanks...!!!