I have a 4GB RAM 500GB 7200 rpm HDD laptop and when I hibernate the laptop it takes in the region of 3 or 4 minutes(*) to hibernate. not the 24 seconds it used to take.
It takes this long whether or not my external USB drives are plugged in.
When I got it it was pre-installed with Vista Home Premium, I have since restored the OS from the backup DVD's I created, and also upgraded to Vista Ultimate.
What should I be checking in order to track down the source of this rather sloth-like hibernate process.
I'm looking to tips, techniques and tools please peeps.
Thanks in advance.
I will be back to update / answer this question as I investigate, and also if I find a solution.
(*) Timed it - it took 4 minutes 38 seconds. 31 seconds after enabling disk write caching