Power down button does not completely turn computer power off


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 (dual boot with linux)
       #1

    Power down button does not completely turn computer power off


    I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. When I power down the system from the menu, my computer does not completely turn off. The procedure I use is described below:

    Click Windows_Start_button > Power > Shutdown

    The system closes applications and appears to initiate a shutdown procedure. Everything appears to be shut off, but my mouse is still lit up. I do notice that the fan stops and everything else appears to be completely shut down. When I was running Windows 7 before my upgrade, my system completely powered down.

    I have a dual boot system with Linux, and when I power down from Linux, the shutdown is complete, so I don't think I accidentally did anything to the hardware or BIOS.

    Has anyone else experienced this? I'm pretty sure there is some tweak in Windows 10 that would fix this, but I haven't found it yet. Thanks for any suggestions you might be able to offer.
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 (dual boot with linux)
    Thread Starter
       #2

    I found the solution on another thread. If you have this problem try the following:
    1. Log in as an administrator.
    2. Right click the Menu button.
    3. Left click -> Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power button does > Change settings that are currently unavailable
    4. Uncheck the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended)
    5. Make sure Hibernate is unchecked.
    6. Left click Save changes.
    The next time you shut down the computer, it will be completely powered off. At least this worked on my machine.
    Last edited by massasauga; 30 Jan 2016 at 01:04. Reason: Fixed a minor typo
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  3. Posts : 125
    windows 10 professional
       #3

    hold down shift key when clicking on "shut down" : then you'll get a full, dead, stop.
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  4. hTconeM9user's Avatar
    Posts : 2,813
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1023)
       #4

    Try shutting it down by
    Right click the start button
    Then Scroll to Shut down and sign out
    Then click >
    That will bring up 4 options
    Then click SHUT DOWN

    That is the way I do it
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  5. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 5,433
    windows 10 Pro ver 20H2 build 19042.867
       #5

    massasauga said:
    I found the solution on another thread. If you have this problem try the following:
    1. Log in as an administrator.
    2. Right click the Menu button.
    3. Left click -> Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power button does > Change settings that are currently unavailable
    4. Uncheck the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended)
    5. Make sure Hibernate is unchecked.
    6. Left click Save changes.
    The next time you shut down the computer, it will be completely powered off. At least this worked on my machine.
    That's good. As long as it works for you, that's all that matters.
    Happy computing.
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