Windows toolbar locks everyday & after standby
by ArtInvent - 7/8/05 8:27 AM
I have had this problem for about 2 years. My laptop running Windows XP SP1, Athlon XP 2400 starts fine and runs fast and perfectly for 12 to 15 hours or so each day. After a certain time, or immediately if I go into standby mode and then fire it up again, shortly thereafter the Windows toolbar at the bottom and the Start menu lock up. If I have open programs, I can still use them, and alt-tab between them, though they are all somewhat slow to respond.
I discovered that if I unplug the ethernet connection, which is connected to a router and my home DSL connection, the problem disappears completely. If I plug the ethernet back in, the problem comes back shortly thereafter. A reboot seems to solve the problem. I have run anti-spyware etc. with no results. Any ideas?