Windows 7 freezes coming out of hibernate
Posted on 2012-04-10
I have a Dell Core i5 laptop with Win 7 "home premium" ( I think)
Occasionally, it freezes after a bootup from hibernate.
It seems that this only happens if I select a login and start typing the password while the HD is still working. The light keeps flickering on and off.
Most of the time it will show the dots hiding the password as it's typed, but not always all of them. The curser is in the password box and is frozen in place.
However, often when this happens, the HD continues to work as if it's really booting and the screen is just frozen.
So, I stopped typing the password and hitting enter until the HD is pretty much done.
Tonight, I probably didn't wait long enough, I entered the password but did NOT hit the enter key. It froze after 5 of 7 characters in the password box.
The mouse still works and occasionally the HD light acts like there is activity.
Ctrl-Alt-Del does nothing. Clicking switch user does nothing.
I have work that is in an unfinished state in that login, though I'm sure I saved everything as that is a long held practice of mine.
Once booted, Win 7 seems to work just fine aside from some browser glitches.
Literally NO other OS problems.
Anyone have this happen to them?