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windows 8.1 can't shut down.

#1JiazhenPosted 3/1/2014 3:17:30 PM
I have windows 8.1 with classic shell but when I shut down the computer goes into hibernate mode instead. anyone know of a fix?
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#2jelly2008Posted 3/1/2014 3:25:57 PM
Guess you need to disable the Fast Startup option in the Power settings area. I think it's in the Shutdown button settings at the left of the window.
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#3-5xad0w-Posted 3/1/2014 3:33:24 PM
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#4KidInTheHallPosted 3/1/2014 4:06:47 PM
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#5Jiazhen(Topic Creator)Posted 3/1/2014 8:29:07 PM
Thank you jelly2008, turns out fast startup just means hibernate instead in windows 8 land. Really appreciate it, this has been bugging me all week.
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#6DarkLagunaPosted 3/2/2014 12:05:13 AM
Well, there's really no drawbacks to a hibernate instead of a complete shutdown nowdays, unless you need to completely shut everything down for driver/OS installations and such (and Reset in windows 8 does do a complete shutdown and reboot).

Hibernating instead of a complete shutting down significantly decreases boot-up time. If you're really worried about things like memory leaks or you need a complete shutdown for whatever reason, just do Reset instead of Shutdown. Or disable Fast Startup, and go from <10 second boot up times to several times that. =P
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#7Jiazhen(Topic Creator)Posted 3/2/2014 5:01:40 AM
hibernating will not reset windows processes which means that useless processes will build up making computers run slower over time.
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#8DarkLagunaPosted 3/2/2014 5:07:43 AM
Jiazhen posted...
hibernating will not reset windows processes which means that useless processes will build up making computers run slower over time.


That's why you do a restart once a week. Or kill processes yourself. Or if you're extremely lazy, there's a windows update usually once a month or so that forces a restart. =P Besides, Windows 8 is pretty good about not having memory leaks.

I dunno, I just think having nearly instant boots to desktop (the longest part is waiting for BIOS to POST) is worth the trouble of doing a restart once in a while. Your mileage may vary.
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#9uncleePosted 3/2/2014 5:42:22 AM
He's running an SSD though, so boot times really aren't a problem. TBH, I disable hibernation on all my SSD's, simply to regain the space the hibernation file takes up.
#10DarkLagunaPosted 3/2/2014 6:26:58 AM
unclee posted...
He's running an SSD though, so boot times really aren't a problem. TBH, I disable hibernation on all my SSD's, simply to regain the space the hibernation file takes up.


Ah, good call. I completely missed that. I can see why you'd want to disable fast boot up in that case. My apologies.
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