Computers that have removable disk device controllers, such
as CardBus or Memory Stick, may take a long time to resume from standby if
there is a disk in the controller.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Windows needs immediate access to paging file contents when
it comes out of standby. The Atapi.sys driver must wait for devices that hold
paging files to be available when Windows needs them. This causes the Atapi.sys
driver to take long time when resuming.
When Windows is resuming, the
driver does not have to wait for the disk devices that do not contain paging
files. This reduces the time that it takes to resume from standby.
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Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the
performance or reliability of these products.