Quote: Originally Posted by lyron
Very often when I wake up my computer, for a good 5 minutes the harddrive goes completely bozo and the system is extremely unresponsive since (I guess) it is in the process of waking up.
1) What is it doing, and how do I stop it?
2) Whatever is happening, why isn't it displayed?
Are you using "Sleep" or "Hibernate" when you leave the computer?
In Sleep, everything the computer needs to get going again is held in RAM, so when you wake from Sleep the process is fast.
In Hibernate, everything the computer needs to get going again is held on the Hard Drive, so it takes a while longer for the data to move from the Drive into the RAM.
Hopefully 5 minutes is a bit of an exaggeration, it shouldn't take that long unless you are doing other things while the computer is waking from Hibernation that would slow down the process.