<snip> By the specs and reviews I see here I am sure this laptop is having issues. Core 2 Dual Core, T9400, 2.53 Ghz, 2.99gig ram. The OS is XP Pro not Vista. The whole laptop seems to pause like it is off running some invisible application returning when it feels like it, 30 seconds or more at times. This happens on-line or not. Nothing special in task manager. No solid error reports.
Then the other issue, lock the OS and walk away for an hour (laptop plugged in NO power saver setting enabled while plugged in) and the whole thing is locked up on return, mouse moves screen has desktop wall paper up but responds to nothing but a power switch.<snip>
My W500 (2.8GHz / 4GB / 7200 rpm hdd) running XP Pro SP3 is very fast, even while running several resource intensive apps. Thus I would agree that you indeed have something wrong. While you do not mention if your are running SP2 or SP3 I would be sure to use Microsoft Update to download the latest updates for your OS. Then check in all programs to see if your machine came with PC Doctor or Lenovo System Toolbox. If it came with PC Doctor click on the link below to download and install Lenovo System Toolbox. I've used both and the Toolbox app is far superior to the earlier PC Doctor. I would also run memtest, link below, as suggested in a prior post. Then post back to let us know. http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... 67520.htmlhttp://www.memtest86.com/