i all, I am using a Toshiba M4 tablet PC with Windows XP Tablet Version.
Although this may not be a pure XP problem, but my stories tell me that this
has 90% to do with a bug inside Windows XP itself, instead of on the Toshiba
Here is my full sad story:
Now the 3rd problem is my most severe problem.
Before buying this Toshiba M4, I read all posts on TabletBuzzForum, ... I
have done research for as long as 4 months... then I happily bought a M4.
Online reviews all gave it high ratings.
Now I got stuck. I don't know if other people also heavily rely on the
standby/hibernation funcationality as much as I do.
I purchase a Tablet PC simply because I need a productivity tool with a) pen
input, b) standby/hibernation...
I frequently take down notes and then put it into sleep and when I have more
thoughts, I open the lid and then write down a few lines, and then put it
back into sleep again.
Now this standby/hibernation becomes a nightmare for me:
1. Sometimes I just could not let it sleep: after you send it to sleep, the
screen is off, the harddisk is off, the wirelss is off, the system becomes
non-responsive, but the fan is still on, the unit is still working, it just
2. A lot of times i just cannot bring it back from sleep. It just does not
wake up. I have to press power button for more than 6 seconds and let it
down. I lost my data all the time.
3. It mysteriously shutdown after waking-up: even if I successfully put it
to sleep, and successfuly wake it up, it mysteriously shutdown right after
being waking up. Again my data was gone.
These three recurring problems make this unit completely fail in terms
These problems are not unique on M4, I had a R15S822, it has the same
I am really very very disspointed. If I send it back, I waste my precious
time and I have to research the market again and look for another good
If I don't send it back, my improvement of productivity relies on being able
to standby fast and resume fast so I can write down my thoughts.
What can I do now?
Here is the update after calling Toshiba technical support twice today.
It seems that they had a lot of reports of such problems. The two guys I
conversed with unanimously requested me to uninstall the Toshiba Power
I uninstalled the Toshiba power saver.
Advised by them, I also began getting rid of those small
Today I've played with those processes.
First I delete processes one by one... but the problem is persistent: I
still got immediate shutdown after resuming from stand-by...
I got impatient: I disable all non-MS services and all startups in
"msconfig" and then reboot. To my amazement, the pen still worked and I can
still browse web using IE or firefox. I believer ONENOTE can still be used.
Ctrl+Alt+Del shows that the number of processes is now 23.
I am amazed by how low my requirement is: with 23 processes, I still have
pen and I still can use OneNote.
But to my angryness I still got the same problem: after resuming from
standby, I got immediate shutdown.
And this problem now occurs 100% of time. No matter how carefully I open the
lid, no matter how slow I lift the lid, it always goes to immediate