Dell Inspiron 7000 Freeze on wake up

by 4:28 PM 2 comments
After receiving my new work laptop I was very disappointed to find that when packing up to head home closing the lid freezes my laptop.  I "used" to do this every day.  When I am ready to go home I simply close the lid put my laptop in my bag and head home.  Later that night ( or the next morning ), open the lid and pick up from where I left off.

My Dell Inspiron 7000 will not allow this!  I read a few fourms and complaints about this very issue without a clear answer on how to fix the problem.  All my drivers were totally upto date and this was a brand new fresh system.  After 3 deays of frustration and trial and error I solved the problem.  It's to do with the smart start feature in Windows and the Intel Fast start.

Here are the steps to fix this issue:

In task bar click the "inter Rapid Start Technology" icon.


Disable it.



Go to Control panel, Hardware and Sound, Power Options, System settings and set it as below.


Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Wow. You fixed it. Thought you may have to install OSX...

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  2. I had the same issue with a Dell Precision M4600.

    It turned out to be a driver issue with the SD card reader. See http://superuser.com/a/799413/358893

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