Windows 10: Making W10 **SHUTDOWN** Instead of HIbernating Solved

  1.    01 May 2016 #1

    Making W10 **SHUTDOWN** Instead of HIbernating


    How can I make Windows 10 shutdown instead of hibernating? Everytime I shutdown, then turn my PC back on, I have to do a hard reboot because VeraCrypt gets all confused.
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  2. Posts : 1,927
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       01 May 2016 #2

    Open an Admin Cmd prompt and type the following:

    Powercfg -h off

    to disable hibernation, since your system has problems with it.
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  3. Posts : 351
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       01 May 2016 #3

    Two things that MS never did get quite right, are Hibernate and Sleep.
    I totally disable both on every system I set up with Windows.

    Besides the obvious, of shutting off Hibernate, you also get rid of that huge and obnoxious "Hiberfil.sys" file in your root directory, saving a lot of valuable disk space.

    MS in their infinite wisdom, made it really hard to just shut down your PC when you're done with it.
    So some people will just leave it on....... Not Good! Or some will hold down the Power ON button, till the PC shuts off.
    Again, NOT GOOD!

    However, there is a very quick and easy way to shut down your PC with just a click of a Desktop Icon.

    You can right click on your Desktop and create a new Shortcut.
    Here is the text of that Shutdown Shortcut:

    %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 1

    Spacing is important, so if you can just copy and paste the above line into a new desktop shortcut, everything should work OK. Then you can do a quick and efficient Shutdown of your PC, by just clicking on that shortcut.

    I've been sharing Quick Shutdown shortcuts with my customers since the Windows 98 days. Most love the simplicity of it.

    Cheers Mate!
    TechnoMage




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  4. Posts : 5,720
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       02 May 2016 #4

    I prefer Powercfg -h off as Fafhrd said then make sure the Power button in Power Options is set to Shutdown.
    Then press the Power button once and let go and it will shutdown.

    I usually do this as I'm walking away. Press the power button, turn off the monitor, turn off the lights in the room and go read a book or go to bed (depends on the time).
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  5.    06 May 2016 #5

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Open an Admin Cmd prompt and type the following:

    Powercfg -h off

    to disable hibernation, since your system has problems with it.
    Thank you, that did it :)



    TechnoMage said: View Post
    Two things that MS never did get quite right, are Hibernate and Sleep.
    I totally disable both on every system I set up with Windows.
    I don't know, I never had a problem with it on XP/Vista/7 (never used 8). And I wouldn't have a problem on 10 if I didn't encrypt my drive either :) The only problem is that Windows 10 seems stupid to recognize my old keyboard and it (the keyboard) freezes on every boot, I literally have to plug it off and then on again to make it work. However, that's not possible to do on VeraCrypt's password request screen, and thus I could not type my passphrase, and thus I could not boot, having to do a hard reset.

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    Besides the obvious, of shutting off Hibernate, you also get rid of that huge and obnoxious "Hiberfil.sys" file in your root directory, saving a lot of valuable disk space.
    Interesting. That file is 3.2 GB in my case, so that could allow me to install a few extra games here

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    MS in their infinite wisdom, made it really hard to just shut down your PC when you're done with it.
    I assume you're talking about Windows 10 only?
    TechnoMage said: View Post
    So some people will just leave it on....... Not Good! Or some will hold down the Power ON button, till the PC shuts off.
    Again, NOT GOOD!
    And then they come up to forums asking why their drivers have hundreds (if not thousands) of bad sectors

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    However, there is a very quick and easy way to shut down your PC with just a click of a Desktop Icon.

    You can right click on your Desktop and create a new Shortcut.
    Here is the text of that Shutdown Shortcut:

    %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 1

    Spacing is important, so if you can just copy and paste the above line into a new desktop shortcut, everything should work OK. Then you can do a quick and efficient Shutdown of your PC, by just clicking on that shortcut.

    I've been sharing Quick Shutdown shortcuts with my customers since the Windows 98 days. Most love the simplicity of it.

    Cheers Mate!
    TechnoMage




    Thanks, I appreciate it! But given that the other solution is much easier and require less effort on every shutdown, I will stick with it.

    Cheers!
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  6.    06 May 2016 #6

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    Two things that MS never did get quite right, are Hibernate and Sleep.
    I agree 100%. Never saw a need to use either, especially now that systems boot so fast, thanks to OS optimizations and SSDs.
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  7. Posts : 61
    windows 10 professional
       06 May 2016 #7

    an easier solution:
    hold the shift key while you click on "shut down."
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  •    06 May 2016 #8

    This also worked for me and gor rid of WTS failures:

    Event ID 3 - Session "ReadyBoot" stopped - error: 3221225864
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