Suspend to Disk failed, now machine's CPU usage makes machine unusable
On my laptop, I have SUSE 9.3 installed. The laptop is a 850 MHz AMD Duron (Compaq). Linux runs great.
I decided to try the "suspend to disk" feature. The dialog in KDE was showing progress, as the "ram" was being written to disk. It got over half way and hung. I let it sit for a while, thinking it would finally finish, but it didn't. Finally, I ended up having to power the machine off manually (locked up).
Now, the machine boots up fine, but is extremely slow. I have found the CPU usage averages anywhere between 40% and 60% all the time, which obviously isn't normal. As a result, my laptop quickly overheats, and the machine becomes unstable - virtually unusable. Subsequent reboots don't fix the problem.
Making suspend to disk work isn't the issue here... how do I undo the damage done by the suspend to disk feature so my machine works again?