Well, this is a new problem.
That's pretty much it. When I walk away from my laptop for an hour or more and come back and touch the touchpad, nothing happens.
It is supposed to reengage the computer since it had been in rest (or sleep) mode and it used to come back. But not now.
I can't get it to do anything. So I have to take out the battery pack and also disconnect from the power cord to the computer in order to shut it down and then start it up again.
When the computer comes back on, it asks me in the boot page if I want to do a normal restart (as well as other option starts such as Safe mode start and other methods of starts). I choose normal and the computer does just fine......until an hour of idleness has passed in which case the problem starts again.
What is wrong here and how can I fix it?