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  1.    08 May 2016 #31

    Tried the disable fast boot trick and that didn't help. I sent my laptop back to HP and they checked it out and said there was no problem with the computer. An MS tech went thru the system before I sent the computer to HP and he said there was no problem with the windows 10. The Seagate Slim 1 tb hdd drive works fine on the USB 3 port of my ASUS q302la, but only after I switched off legacy USB support in the BIOS, a solution for which the ASUS tech seemed to be familiar with. So does anyone know how to actually resolve the problem with a HP Starwars laptop and Seagate drive on the USB 3 port.
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       24 Jun 2017 #32

    [IMG said:
    https://www.tenforums.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png[/IMG] Originally Posted by WhyMe

    Windows is possibly booting too quickly, meaning that the external devices are not detected before the cold boot has completed

    Please disable fast boot in Windows power options. Then shutdown and do a cold boot. Please confirm whether this solves your issue
    larryvogel said:
    THANK YOU! I disabled the fast boot per your suggestion, and this morning when I booted up my drive was recognized just fine. This was my last buggy issue after upgrading to win 10. Gotta love these forums, and the helpful folks who populate them!





    larryvogel said: View Post
    Things have been working great for months, but recently Windows 10 magically re-enabled fast boot and I began experiencing the same problems. So I went in and turned it off again. Boo Microsoft!
    Well, MS has done it again! The latest big Win 10 "creators" update re-enabled fast boot, and my Seagate USB 3 external drive stopped connecting at startup. So I went it and turned off fast boot again, and now all is going swimmingly!
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  3.    24 Jun 2017 #33

    Please be aware the operating system (in this case Windows 10) can not enable/disable "Fast Boot". That Fast Boot is a BIOS setting which the OS does not have control over.

    What is fast boot option in BIOS?

    Fast Boot is a feature in BIOS that can help to reduce the time it takes to boot your computer. The Fast Boot option has three optimization settings which allow General, USB, and Video Optimization to be turned on or off separately. By default, all Fast Boot options are disabled
    Source: Fast Boot

    Fast startup allows the operating system (Windows 10) to wake up/shutdown faster.

    The feature in question is called Fast Startup. The way it works is when you shutdown your computer, rather than just dumping everything in RAM, Windows will save an image of your loaded kernel and drivers in something called the hiberfile. This way, when the system boots up again, it simply reloads this file, making boot times much faster.
    Source: Enable this setting to make Windows 10 boot up faster

    See this thread - Win10: Fast Startup vs Fast Boot?

    Just pointing out that there is a difference and that the OS (Windows or otherwise) can't enable/disable Fast Boot because Fast Boot is a BIOS feature, not a OS (Windows) feature.
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       24 Jun 2017 #34

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    Please be aware the operating system (in this case Windows 10) can not enable/disable "Fast Boot". That Fast Boot is a BIOS setting which the OS does not have control over.



    Source: Fast Boot



    Fast startup allows the operating system (Windows 10) to wake up/shutdown faster.



    Source: Enable this setting to make Windows 10 boot up faster

    See this thread - Win10: Fast Startup vs Fast Boot?

    Just pointing out that there is a difference and that the OS (Windows or otherwise) can't enable/disable Fast Boot because Fast Boot is a BIOS feature, not a OS (Windows) feature.
    Right you are! I stand corrected.
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