View Single Post
23 Nov 2010  
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lyron View Post
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?

B
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec