This could be Vista Home Premium or could be peculiar to my HP Laptop:

When restarting or returning from Sleep mode:

* Volume control comes back all the way up and blasts my ears off with the headphones.

* Screen brightness comes back all the way up rather than the way I had previously set it.

These both are what I would call "busybody" "features". The volume control adjustment, in particular, is intensely annoying.

Is there a way to disable them?