Power Light blinks before Shutting Down

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  1. Posts : 1,909
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #1

    Power Light blinks before Shutting Down


    When I sign out of my user profile on my 2 Acer laptops and then click shut down, the computer goes black indicating that it is shutting down. However, the power light blinks until it shuts down completely. I don't know if it's a hardware issue or what but when hibernation is disabled, it tells you its shutting down and the power light doesn't blink (instead it shuts down normally). This is not a UEFI BIOS, it is a Legacy BIOS therefore it doesn't have the option to enable or to disable fast startup. This occurs on my Acer Aspire 5250 and Acer Aspire 5749 laptops. My Acer desktop doesn't do this, but it has a UEFI BIOS.

    Can anyone understand what I am saying?

    Also, if someone understands can they please help me with this issue?
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  2. Posts : 1,909
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #2

    It could also be the chipset driver. Although, I don't know what version chipset I have.
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  3. Posts : 19,238
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #3

    Are you maybe doing Hybrid Shutdown ?
    Run this: %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00 or make a shortcut with that line in Target.
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  4. Posts : 1,909
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    CountMike, don't you have to have a UEFI BIOS to have Hybrid Shutdown?
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  5. Posts : 19,238
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #5

    Jesse Williams said:
    CountMike, don't you have to have a UEFI BIOS to have Hybrid Shutdown?
    Looks like you don't. I don't have UEFI either and it works.
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  6. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #6

    I thought it was normal for the activity light to continue to blink until its actually off as its doing the shutdown sequence. Also you don't need to sign out before shutting down. Just one less step to do
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  7. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #7

    swarfega said:
    I thought it was normal for the activity light to continue to blink until its actually off as its doing the shutdown sequence. Also you don't need to sign out before shutting down. Just one less step to do
    I thought the same thing. My PC does that.. red light blinks until it's fully shut down.
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  8. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #8

    It is normal and are you sure if it's power light instead of HD light is blinking. During shutdown, anything in cache would be written back to disk causing the disk activity light blinking. In addition, the system also kills all the background processes, unload DLL's etc...

    You can tweak the registry a little bit to speed up startup & shutdown.
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "AutoRestartShell"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001
    "LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo"=dword:00000001
    "NoResolveSearch"=dword:00000001
    "NoResolveTrack"=dword:00000001
    "NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]
    "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="1000"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "AlwaysUnloadDll"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize]
    "Startupdelayinmsec"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "ForegroundLockTimeout"=dword:00000000
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  9. Posts : 1,909
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Well my desktop doesn't do it. So, I figured it wasn't normal.
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  10. Posts : 1,909
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Okay. That fixed it CountMike. Thanks for that suggestion. The only problem now is that when it boots up, it repeats the spinning circle sequence. Let me explain. When I turn it on, it has those spinning circles after the Acer splash screen. But, the spinning circle sequence repeats itself as if it is not ready to go to the lock screen yet.
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