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can w8.1 cause disk corruption?

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    Winodws 8.1 Pro 64

    can w8.1 cause disk corruption?


    i'm reading TeraByte Unlimited ? View topic - W8 Corruption.

    there is
    Based on a number of reports, a quick search of the Microsoft forums, and testing, it's clear that Win8's new gimmick, called Fast Startup (hibernate on shutdown), is causing disk corruption. This occurs when partitions visible to Win8 are modified after shutdown (doesn't affect reboot). It appears that Windows does not clear its cache and remount file systems after resuming from hibernation. This "feature" is enabled in Win8 by default. We highly recommend you disable this new feature to prevent corruption to your partitions. Fast Startup can be disabled using BootIt BM 1.10 or higher via properties of the Win8 partition in Partition Work. You can also enable or disable this option in Win8:
    the fix is
    1) Open Control Panel.
    2) Choose Hardware and Sound -> Power Options
    3) Click on "Choose what the power button does" on left.
    4) Click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable".
    5) Remove the check mark from the "Turn on fast startup (recommended)" under Shutdown settings.

    i'm running w8.1 pro 64

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    From the description it sounds like this applies to dual boot systems, not a normal single OS Windows system. How else could partitions be modified after shutdown?
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can w8.1 cause disk corruption?
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