Locking up on restart but not on power up

My IBM Thinkpad A22m has been acting very strangly.

When I boot it up after a shut down (complete power off), it will boot into windows fine.

If I select "restart" from the shutdown menu (or restart for any other reason), the computer will hang after being in the windows splash screen for a few seconds.

Any suggestions as to where to even start looking for a problem like this?

Thanks.
ChicagoComputersAsked:
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JohnBPriceCommented:
Any sort of odd hardware?  Hardware doesn't go through a power down reset when you just restart, thus a poorly written driver (or bad hardware design) might cause a glitch.  Can you sleep and wakeup cleanly.
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KenneniahCommented:
Most of the time I've seen something like this was a result of some device starting to go bad, usually a drive (hard drive or cd/dvd). It could possibly be something like the power supply.  What seems to happen, is the problem device doesn't "reset" correctly causing Windows to hang. A cold boot completely resets everything, especially drives since power is removed from them. While I say usually I've found it to be a hardware problem, it could be caused by a buggy driver. If you've installed any new hardware, try removing it. Or if you've installed new drivers for something, try going back to an older version. Disconnect anything from the laptop you can and see if the problem persists. Then lastly, if you can remove the cd-drive in your laptop, do so and see if that helps.
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ChicagoComputersAuthor Commented:
No odd Hardware, but I'll go start pulling things out right now to see if I can get it to restart cleanly.
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KenneniahCommented:
You might be able to get an idea if there is hardware going bad by looking in the System log in Event Viewer. Look for any errors.
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JohnBPriceCommented:
you can also do a logged boot (press F8 as soon as the windows splash comes up), and see where the logged boot stops.
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JohnBPriceCommented:
Thanks, what was the problem?
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ChicagoComputersAuthor Commented:
Modem/Ethernet combo card bad driver.
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