Freezes if left alone.

  donmar 13:55 08 Jan 09

I have Vista home premium and when I switch on it works perfectly until I leave it for 20 minutes or so to get a meal or answer the phone.
Nothing new has been installed there is no malware viruses etc and I have had the same firewall and anti-virus for years. As long as I boot up and keep going all is well even if I am on for hours and hours. When it freezes I have to switch off the power and wait until it boots again when once again all is well.

I would be grateful for any advice.


  howard64 14:06 08 Jan 09

this almost sounds like hibernation to me. I am not sure what you do with vista but with xp you would right click on a blank area of the screen then properties then screen saver and then power. The hibernation etc screens are on tabs along the top. I am sure someone here can tell you how to do it in vista if not the same.

  oldbeefer2 14:39 08 Jan 09

It does sound like hibernation - click here

  oldbeefer2 14:42 08 Jan 09
  donmar 18:39 08 Jan 09

Thank you guys.

I do not understand why hibernate could be on at all and when I checked it seemed not to be.I have tried to disable it now and will let you know what happens.


  donmar 16:41 09 Jan 09

Thank you very much.I disabled hibernate and all is ok now.

Happy new year.


  oldbeefer2 18:18 09 Jan 09

Thanks for letting us know.

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