help! my sleep/hibernate modes broke


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gk1

i have a panasonic W2 laptop. in the last week or so i installed a
bunch of security updates (XP pro SP1), and now my laptop won't go to
sleep or hibernate. everything looks OK but as soon as everything is
good to go (i.e. a few seconds of work for sleep, a bit longer with HD
churning for hibernate), the screen goes out, but then comes right back
on, and the computer turns back on.

WTF?

and i've also noticed that shutdown and startup take a lot longer now.
before, maybe 15-20 sec each. now, at least 30 sec.

any ideas? i think there must be some new process that's preventing
sleep mode/hibernate mode from taking control.

thanks much.

G
 
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gk1

oh yeah, another interesting "feature" has been installed. previously
when i went through a sleep cycle (i.e. put it in sleep mode, then
powered back up), any open IE windows worked fine. now, when i put it
in sleep, and sign back on, the open IE windows can't find the network
connection. i have to reboot. very annoying.

thanks again,

G
 
R

R. McCarty

I would have taken the machine to SP2. At SP1 you're only
part way up to date. Service Packs are fairly major upgrades
and there are issues unresolved by leaving it in a down-level
state.
The performance loss is temporary. When a Service Pack is
applied, approximately 2000+ system modules are updated.
The prefetching/Layout.Ini is cleared. After several days of
use the data will be rebuilt. Also, the drive is now fragmented
from all the data replacement.
Finally, some programs and applications required updates
after the OS is updated. Every thing is tightly integrated and
when the OS moves forward, some programs need changing
to work with them.
 
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gk1

R. McCarty said:
I would have taken the machine to SP2. At SP1 you're only
part way up to date. Service Packs are fairly major upgrades
and there are issues unresolved by leaving it in a down-level
state.
The performance loss is temporary. When a Service Pack is
applied, approximately 2000+ system modules are updated.
The prefetching/Layout.Ini is cleared. After several days of
use the data will be rebuilt. Also, the drive is now fragmented
from all the data replacement.
Finally, some programs and applications required updates
after the OS is updated. Every thing is tightly integrated and
when the OS moves forward, some programs need changing
to work with them.

thanks for the info. this is what i was afraid of and why i held off
on installing these updates for so long (the recent wave of new XP
exploits finally kicked me into doing an upgrade). i hadn't had any
problems, was quite happy with my performance, and knew this was a
risk.

sigh. anyway, guess i will go ahead and install SP2 and see if it
fixes these issues. i'll wait a few more days though to see if anyone
else has some ideas or suggestions.

thanks again

G
 

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