My Lenovo W530 running Windows 8.1 freezes when I close the lid
- it is not set to sleep or hibernate when closing the lid
- it does not freeze when going to sleep or hibernate via the power button (or via the OS Start -> sleep sequence)
Freeze in my case means the the screen is lit up, I cannot do anything (the mouse and keyboard is not responsive (the built-in one or a USB-attached one), the power button does not do anything the and the only way to get off that state is a long press on the power button.
It looks like the issue is with whatever happens when the lid is closed (without sleep / hibernation). I am thinking about the fact that the screen goes blank for instance (I do not know if there are any other actions triggered when the lid closes and when it is set to "do nothing" when closed).
I have the latest updates for the OS, I also tried the Microsoft provided and the Lenovo provided video drivers - same thing. I saw plenty of discussions on that subject when googling around but they all evolve around sleep/hibernate upon lid closure or opening.
Has anyone experienced a similar behavior and found a solution?