BLUFA 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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References from the Web:
- FEB 2021 True or false: You should reboot your computer every day—USA Today
- JAN 2022 Stop Shutting Down Your Windows PC—How-to Geek