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windows not shutting down properly

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    windows 8 pro x64

    windows not shutting down properly


    i am having trouble with the computer shutting down once in awhile. the fans and stuff stay running but the monitor shuts off. i have to press and hold the power button for it to shut off. i know this is how it shuts down for 8 but i wait for 5 minutes and it is still running. is there any way to fix this?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Harry,

    It may be due to Fast Startup being turned on. Some folks have reported having shut down issues with it turned on. The tutorial below can help show you how to turn it off to see if this may be the case for you as well.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 18
    windows 8 pro x64


    ok, it was turned on. i turned it off. now see if the problem went away. thanx for the help
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,568
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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