1. Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 603
    Win 10
       14 Oct 2016 #1

    Boot Defrag Reboot Failure


    Once a week, the system does a 5 seconds or so Boot Defrag. No big deal but .............

    One of the items shown is C:/EFI/Microsoft/Boot ...... defragged , system will now restart and it doesn't.
    Reboot does it though.

    I had a look for that folder in file explorer showing hidden files and it does not show.

    What exactly is it - ideas?
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  2. Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 343
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Oct 2016 #2

    Your computer is probably set to Safe Boot in the Bios, which will not let you boot from a non-UEFI device or file to keep viruses from taking over.
    Boot into Setup (Bios) go to the Security tab and look for SafeBoot, Disable it or change it to Setup Mode. You may also need to change UEFI Bios to Legacy Boot to do a one time Boot Defrag.
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  3. Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 603
    Win 10
       14 Oct 2016 #3

    cheers ace, will check it out.

    Went into Bios which tells me its an ASUS UEFI Boot went into security but all that is in there is admin passwords. Had a look around and through ther boot tab, but nothing to say safe mode or otherwise so did not tweak anything. All very posh and full of info, nothing of any good to me as I dont understand a word !!!!
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  4. Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,383
    Win10 1607
       15 Oct 2016 #4

    elbmek said: View Post
    Once a week, the system does a 5 seconds or so Boot Defrag. No big deal but .............

    One of the items shown is C:/EFI/Microsoft/Boot ...... defragged , system will now restart and it doesn't.
    Reboot does it though.

    I had a look for that folder in file explorer showing hidden files and it does not show.

    What exactly is it - ideas?
    Are you sure it was C:\EFI ? that would indicate you have an MBR Disk I believe or a non UEFI install of Win10. eg if you upgraded from Win7.

    Normally there is an EFI Partition on a GPT Disk setup under UEFI

    I have never seen my system do the scheduled Optimise or Defrag , infact I am not sure it even does it though it is scheduled for it weekly...


    You could install Minitool Partition Wizard 9 ( MTPW) which is free and have a look at the Partitions etc that you do have and post s pic with Windows Snipping Tool if you have questions about it. If you RC a folder or Partition in MTPW you can "explore" and see what's in them even if Windows won't show you.

    KB.
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  5. Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Win 10
       16 Oct 2016 #5

    C drive is a hybrid
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  6. Join Date : Jun 2016
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       16 Oct 2016 #6

    elbmek said: View Post
    C drive is a hybrid

    Not sure what you mean sorry....
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  7. Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 603
    Win 10
       16 Oct 2016 #7

    Kbird said: View Post
    Not sure what you mean sorry....
    thats ok,i had to check myself:

    Solid State Hybrid Technology: HDD SSD SSHD | Seagate
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  8. Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Win10 1607
       16 Oct 2016 #8

    Oh ok a SSHD that I do know about , but it should not effect your Boot as the SSD part is only used as Cache for the HDD , similar to how I accelerate my RAID array on my other system with an old 60GB SSD , the system does not see the SSD there either.

    KB
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