After Standby, PC intermittently unresponsive, mouse cursor jerky
Posted on 2006-03-25
After recovering from standby mode, my wife's notebook is intermittently unresponsive. That is, the cursor will move normally for about 3-5 seconds, then will be frozen for 3-5 seconds. This pattern continues until the user runs out of patience and peforms a hard reboot. A mere logoff/logon does not solve the problem. While this is going on, the CPU load stays at around 8% and never goes over 10%. Examination of running process shows no obvious resource hogs. This notebook has been fully patched as far as Microsoft's updates go and the bios, drivers and applications are all up to date as far as IBM/Lenovo is concerned.
PC -- IBM model R51 notebook (machine type 2887-XXL)
CPU -- 1.30ghz Celeron
OS -- Windows XP Home (service pack 2 applied)
Ram -- 632mb (512+128)
My notebook is also an R51 (but different 'machine type' and has a Pentium-M processor instead of Celeron), but has never had this problem. My company owns several other R51s and R40s, but none of them have ever had this problem. It sure is a drag to have to reboot after coming out standby. It's also a bummer to disable all power management so that it never goes to standby mode at all, because then the battery life is not very long.
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS FOR TROUBLESHOOTING?