Windows 10: "Shut Down" only enters Hibernate

  1.    03 Oct 2016 #1

    "Shut Down" only enters Hibernate


    Here's something strange! I tried to shut my computer down because of another problem, and I found that it only went into Hibernate. When I started it back up, programs were still running that would have normally been turned off when the computer shuts down. So I tried it again, making absolutely sure to click "Shut Down". After that, the screen displayed "Shutting Down.....", so I figured it must be. Then I turned it back on and it resumed as if only going into Hibernate. So then I clicked on Restart, and then it actually did shut down and start up from the Shut Down condition. But what if I don't want to restart, but just want to Shut it down and leave it off? Can't I do that now?

    BTW, the reason I wanted to shut it down is because my flash drive keeps giving me problems. When I plug it in, it doesn't show up and under Drivers and Devices, it has a message about having a memory left from a previous session. I discovered that if I shut down the computer and then turn it back on, I'm able to use the flash drive again--at least until I unplug it and then plug it in again. Then I have to shut the computer down and restart it in order to use the flash drive.

    So, shutting down is the only way to solve the flash drive problem, but now that I can no longer do that, is there a way to bring back the Shut Down feature to where it works again?

    I have Windows 10 Home Edition, which was originally on the computer when I bought it a few months ago.
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  2. Posts : 2,609
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       03 Oct 2016 #2

    Windows 10 has a 'Fast Shutdown' mode (enabled by default). This is like Hibernate in that it saves some system states to disk before shitting down, reloading them at start up for a faster start. It may be that some of the settings it saves have become corrupted and its behaving a bit too much like Hibernate.

    Try turning off Fast Shutdown. Go to Control Panel - Power options and click Choose what the power button does. The Shut-down settings are greyed out until you click 'Change settings that are currently unavailable'. Now un-tick 'Turn on fast start-up (recommended)' and click 'Save changes'. Try shutting down now.

    If that works normally, you could try tuning Fast start-up back on and see if this has cleared the fault and it behaves normally again. Personally I leave fast start-up off, when I tell a machine to shut down I like it to really shut down.
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    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       03 Oct 2016 #3

    For the Flash drive problem, this may help: In File Explorer right-click on the Flash drive in 'My PC' and select Properties. On the Hardware tab select your Flash drive and click the Properties button. On the 'Flash drive USB properties' window click the 'Change settings' button. On the Policies tab select 'Quick removal (default)' and click 'OK'. This should be the default setting, but it may have been changed from the default in the past.
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  4.    04 Oct 2016 #4

    Bree said: View Post
    Windows 10 has a 'Fast Shutdown' mode (enabled by default). This is like Hibernate in that it saves some system states to disk before shitting down, reloading them at start up for a faster start. It may be that some of the settings it saves have become corrupted and its behaving a bit too much like Hibernate.

    Try turning off Fast Shutdown. Go to Control Panel - Power options and click Choose what the power button does. The Shut-down settings are greyed out until you click 'Change settings that are currently unavailable'. Now un-tick 'Turn on fast start-up (recommended)' and click 'Save changes'. Try shutting down now.

    If that works normally, you could try tuning Fast start-up back on and see if this has cleared the fault and it behaves normally again. Personally I leave fast start-up off, when I tell a machine to shut down I like it to really shut down.
    Did that and now it seems to be shutting down more completely. I actually have heard about Fast Start-up before and that it should be turned off in order to allow things like Windows Update to fully install the updates. They said that they may not fully install if Fast Start Up is active. That, along with my flash drive problem makes me wonder if Fast Start Up is worth using. I normally just Hibernate my computer anyway until there's a real reason to do a complete shut down anyway.
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  5.    04 Oct 2016 #5

    Bree said: View Post
    For the Flash drive problem, this may help: In File Explorer right-click on the Flash drive in 'My PC' and select Properties. On the Hardware tab select your Flash drive and click the Properties button. On the 'Flash drive USB properties' window click the 'Change settings' button. On the Policies tab select 'Quick removal (default)' and click 'OK'. This should be the default setting, but it may have been changed from the default in the past.
    I'll have to give this a try! Thank you for this solution!
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  6.    04 Oct 2016 #6

    I've noticed the same thing, I wonder if something has turned on fast start...
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  7.    05 Oct 2016 #7

    nigelmercier said: View Post
    I've noticed the same thing, I wonder if something has turned on fast start...
    Yup!

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  8.    08 Oct 2016 #8

    Bree said: View Post
    For the Flash drive problem, this may help: In File Explorer right-click on the Flash drive in 'My PC' and select Properties. On the Hardware tab select your Flash drive and click the Properties button. On the 'Flash drive USB properties' window click the 'Change settings' button. On the Policies tab select 'Quick removal (default)' and click 'OK'. This should be the default setting, but it may have been changed from the default in the past.
    Ok, I went into my computer and did as you said. It turned out that the Quick Removal option was already set. Is there anything else that could be causing the problem I was referring to?
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