So, sometimes when my Win 8.1 machine comes out of sleep mode, it seems to lose focus. What I mean by that is some items in the notification area disappear and that item no longer works.

Example: Windows just came out of sleep mode and now my Outlook icon has disappeared in the notification area and Outlook is no longer functioning. Same happens with other items in the notification area like Catalyst Control Panel, SoundBlaster soundcard control panel, and a few other items. They just disappear from the notification area and cease to function. The only way to get them back and functioning again is to restart the PC.

This only happens when the PC comes out of sleep mode, though it is random.

Any ideas?

BTW you can view my system specs for questions concerning it.