|I put my PC into standby |
Ok, this is a problem right here. Standby mode is notorious for not working properly. I highly recommend you set Standby to "Never" (don't bother with "hibernation mode" either it was made for laptops and also never works right with PC's) and use the Power Options in control panel to set your PC up to:
Turn off monitor (I use 5 minutes)
Turn off Hard disks (I set this to 4 hour)
I set the "Turn off hard disks" to 4 hours because it would cause my PC to lock up while I was gaming (both online, and locally on my PC) when the hard disk had sat idle long enough to power down. The PC would lock when the game went to access the disk and it had to power up. I set it to 4 hours and problem solved.
Try that and see if things don't improve for you.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.