Fast startup not working

  1.    28 Mar 2016 #1

    Fast startup not working


    I'm having difficulties getting fast startup to work on a brand new PC (built a month ago) running Win10 Home x64

    And I do mean windows' fast startup feature, not fast boot in BIOS, which is currently disabled

    At first I noticed recuring Kernel-Boot errors in the events viewer, indicating that Windows had failed fast startup with error 0xC00000D4

    I came across this tutorial which explains that "If you disable hibernate, then it will also disable fast startup"

    So I re-enabled hibernate using the command powercfg /h /type reduced as per this other tutorial

    All the Kernel-Boot errors are gone, except fast startup is still not working...

    Now, everytime I boot up my computer, I get a Kernel-Power error in the events viewer saying "the system has rebooted without clearly shutting down first"

    When I power up my PC, I get to see my motherboard's logo then my computer goes all quiet like it completly shut down, my monitor even displays a "entering power saving mode" message

    This lasts just for a few seconds before the desktop appears on screen

    Checking with windows powershell, it says "boot type was 0x0" which means a cold boot

    Aside from this fast startup issue, my PC works just fine, no random reboots nor freezes nor crashes whatsoever

    I could disable fast startup altogether, but I'm willing to try to get it to work first

    Any help appreciated
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       28 Mar 2016 #2

    Have you tried it with powercfg /h /type full
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  3.    28 Mar 2016 #3

    Powercfg /h off

    Type chkdsk C: /F

    Type y to accept scan after restart.

    Shutdown your PC "not restart"

    Turn PC back on

    Let chkdsk check for errors, and system will reboot.

    Open elevated command prompt

    Powercfg /h on

    Re enable fast startup

    Shutdown and test.

    That's what worked for me
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  4.    29 Mar 2016 #4

    Thanks guys for your answers

    Just tried both of your suggestions, unfortunately I'm still getting the damn Kernel-Power error, and boot type is still 0x0
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  5.    29 Mar 2016 #5

    Are there any devices besides the keyboard and mouse that are connected? If you have lots of USB devices plugged in, try unplugging them, and retrying.

    In rare cases "With a preinstalled system", it's possible a bad image could cause the fast startup not to work.

    I worked on a PC where a lot of stuff wasn't working " Fast startup, wouldn't restart, constant freezes", and after diagnosis, I had determined that the hard disk was failing due to bad sectors being found.

    I replaced the hard drive, reinstalled Windows, and the problems were gone.

    You're issue may be different, but it's either a hardware issue, or a software issue preventing fast startup from working.
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  6.    31 Mar 2016 #6

    lmaneke said: View Post
    Are there any devices besides the keyboard and mouse that are connected?
    Nope, only keyboard and mouse

    Disabled hibernate and fast startup yesterday, and no Kernel-Boot error was reported in the events viewer today

    Checking the net, found someone who solved this problem by deleting everything inside the Prefetch folder, I think I'll give that a try
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