A Windows feature called 'Fast Startup' may be preventing your computer from properly shutting down.


This article by Benj Edwards, writing for How-to Geek, makes the following points:
  • When you shut down your PC, you want to ensure it forces Windows to shut down completely.
  • Because of Fast Startup's feature, many PCs that support hibernation mode shut down to a state similar to hibernation.
  • This saves the state of the operating system (in RAM) and lets Windows load quickly when you next power up your PC.
  • If Fast Startup is enabled on your PC—and you haven't disabled it—you're not getting a clean restart when you power it back up again.
  • To learn how to disable this feature, click on the link below and read the full article.


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