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10 minutes of background processing when coming out of stand-by...What is going on

At the end of the day I'll shut the lid on my laptop. I've got the power settings configured to go in standby mode when the lid is shut. On a recurring, but not consistent, basis my computer will be greatly SLOWED down by some processess running upon taking the thing out of standby (lifting up the lid). This effectively renders my laptop unusable until these invisible gremlins decide it's time to relinquish my computer back to me. And this can take, literally, up to 10 minutes. What's going on in the background, and are there any things I can do to troubleshoot/fix this issue? Running XP Home wireless network to DSL modem Thanks!

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Click Start, Run, type msconfig. Click the startup tab. There will be a list of all the programs that start up when your computer starts. You should uncheck everything you don't need. Pretty much everything except antivirus.

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Cooking times may vary due to variations in microwave ovens. Adjust cooking times for best results in your oven.
To Cook Rice:
1. Remove basket.
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