07-03-2013 03:01 AM
I find that my laptop has become slower to resume after hibernation. When I first got it I was quite amazed how fast it was to resume work, but now I think it has become slower. When I open the lid there is a black screen with a Lenovo logo and you can see that the laptop is thinking before you enter the login screen. Am I wrong here, or is it supposed to take 30 seconds to wake up from hibernation. It's still way faster than my old laptop, but I do think it used to be faster.
07-04-2013 02:06 PM
What operating system are you using? How much time has passed between it waking quickly and now? It should not take thirty seconds to wake from hibernation, but I would think it could run slower occassionally depending on how much stuff was open when the computer was put into hibernation.
Thanks in advance,
07-05-2013 12:17 AM
I'm running Windows 8. When I first got the laptop a few months ago it was really fast when waking up, almost going to the login screen as soon as opened the lid. Now it takes some time while the laptop is thinking and showing the Lenovo logo on a black screen.
I occasionally reboot, and I generally don't have many things running.
07-07-2013 01:40 PM
Hi again, stephenpetersen
It sounds like the machine was asleep, not hibernating, when you first got it. When a machine hibernates, it shuts the machine completely down, but it saves all your work and open programs so that you can continue using your machine as soon as you power it back up. In sleep mode, however, the machine does not power down, but just idles in a very low power state. In this mode, the machine should wake up to the login screen as soon as you open the lid, whereas, the machine will have to boot up when coming back from hibernation. You likely know the difference between the two, but it sounds like the machine is fully hibernating now, but it went to sleep when you first got it.
If the settings for your power management look to be set properly, then you may want to consider a system Refresh. This will allow you to reinstall Windows to hopefully fix any issues without losing your data. To do this, open the Charms bar, select Settings ► Change PC settings ► General ► Refresh your PC without affecting your files. This will reinstall Windows, but all files should be kept. You will, however, lose any programs that were installed in any other manner than the Windows Store, but all word documents, music, and photos should be kept.
Hope it helps,
07-08-2013 02:26 AM
Thanks for your reply Gamloi7. I'll try your solutions. Another thing I have noticed when starting the computer is, that it takes a while before I can browse the web. As soon as I'm on the desktop I'm connected to my home WiFi, but when I start up a browser (Google Chrome or Explorer) it takes awhile before I'm actually able to browse the web. Usually it just times out and asks me to check my connection. It's as if the laptop needs time to "get ready" because after about a minute or two, my bandwidth of 50mbit can be used to it's full.
This is quite annoying, because you really want to be ready immediatly.
07-08-2013 12:41 PM - edited 07-08-2013 12:41 PM
Hi again, stephenpetersen
The issue with the wireless adapter may also be a power setting. This can be checked by opening up Device Manager and then opening the tree for Network adapters. Once opened, right-click on your wireless device and select Properties. When the new window opens, select the Power management tab on the top-right of the window. Once here, make sure that the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power does not have a checkmark in it. After checking/changing that, click Apply and OK and close the window. See if this helps this particular issue.
Best of luck,