My Dell 700m is ususally in “hibernation” when I need it. I’ve found that if I leave Firefox (especially Firefox) or Thunderbird open when I let the machine go into standby (and then into hibernation), it will take up to 5-8 minutes to wake up. If I remember to close Firefox and Thunderbird first before I put it away and let it go to sleep, it will generally wake up in 20 seconds or so.
Usually, Firefox and Thunderbird are the only applications running when I see this – on rare occasion I’ll have UltraEdit or IE open, but they don’t seem to have any impact.
Machine specs, in case this info is useful:
- 2.0ghz Dothan processor
- 1 GB RAM
- Latest XP Professional
- McAfee VirusScan
- Firefox 1.5rc3
- Tunderbird 1.5b2
Also, Firefox is slow to start up when not running. I did a few quick searches but couldn’t find anything relevant to this. Anyone have any ideas?