what is also quite odd is i was able to recreate it,but now that i have posted about this it doesn't seem to be doing it now when i test it
It won't happen again for a while...
The sleep mode problem is common in Windows XP and I suppose in Windows 7 as well. It's one of those small problems Microsoft hasn't dealt with.. like not deleting the temporal files when they are no longer needed.
In Windows XP, the Hiberfil file which saves the open files, programs and settings at the time the computer goes on sleep mode, that file gets corrupted so when you push the power on button, it gets stuck trying to load the saved data... and when you shut the computer down, the file loses all the save data and it's fresh for the next sleep mode.
To prevent the problem, what I do is let the computer go on sleep mode at most from 7 to 10 nights and shut it down once... so it starts over with a fresh Hiberfil file.
Another solution is deleting the C:\Hiberfil file occasionally, so the system rebuilds it clean and fresh without having to shutdown the computer once.