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Windows 8.1 not shutting down.

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 50
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Windows 8.1 not shutting down.


    Hello, I'm new to Eight Forums but I've been in Seven Forums as "rohitaar"
    So let me get to the topic..
    As the title says.. I have Hybrid boot a.k.a Fast Boot enabled before..
    This occurred to me last week.
    When I click on shut down, It shows shutting down and displays turns off.. little later the screen turns on and the desktop comes back.. If I have turn it off, I have to force the PC by holding the Power button. I googled it and they said to turn off Hybrid boot, but it was the only reason I installed Windows 8..
    Now that I turned it off, it takes a while to turn on/off the PC..
    what should I do?
    Special Thanks to Quick Repliers and helpers..
    P.S. This not only affects Shut Down but Sleep, Hibernate and Restart too..

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hi rohidroid,

    With only 2GBs of RAM, I can see the possibility of many unexplainable issues cropping up. Have you considered adding more RAM? In any event, I have chosen to disable fast startup (automatically) by deleting the hibernation file that I do not use. This returned about 6GBs of prime SSD space for me to use elsewhere. Now, after doing so, it takes about 10 seconds to boot to the desktop; whereas, it only took 7 seconds with fast startup enabled. I usually take an extra sip of coffee during that 3 second interval and then go to work.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    FYI, the OP has also posted a different issue here:

    Error 2503 and 2502 when uninstalling MSI Based Apps.
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  4. #4


    India
    Posts : 50
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    FYI, the OP has also posted a different issue here:

    Error 2503 and 2502 when uninstalling MSI Based Apps.
    Yeah I know that I have to upgrade my PC's RAM.. I considering it to upgrading to 4 GB during Summer.. That's when I get free..
    BTW Fast Boot helped me to boot faster than normal boot by 10 seconds.. So i'm really considering it for now.. Any other solutions?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    BTW Fast Boot helped me to boot faster than normal boot by 10 seconds.. So i'm really considering it for now.. Any other solutions?
    Not from me at this time; however, hang in there and I'm sure you will get some additional suggestions. However, if I had to choose between a graceful shutdown or a 10 second startup boost, I would choose the former. BTW, how long does it take (in extra seconds) for your PC to shutdown with this issue? Are you losing the 10 seconds you gained on the front end by the increased slowdown in you shutdown time? Of course it is always one's choice on how to proceed so the best of luck to you.
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  6. #6


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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    BitDefender
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  7. #7


    India
    Posts : 50
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    BTW Fast Boot helped me to boot faster than normal boot by 10 seconds.. So i'm really considering it for now.. Any other solutions?
    Not from me at this time; however, hang in there and I'm sure you will get some additional suggestions. However, if I had to choose between a graceful shutdown or a 10 second startup boost, I would choose the former. BTW, how long does it take (in extra seconds) for your PC to shutdown with this issue? Are you losing the 10 seconds you gained on the front end by the increased slowdown in you shutdown time? Of course it is always one's choice on how to proceed so the best of luck to you.
    It takes about 10 more seconds.. Yeah I would also choose that.. but why did it stop working all in a sudden?
    That is my question.

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    BitDefender
    Nope...... tried un-installing it but with no luck....
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  8. #8


    India
    Posts : 50
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Bump..
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  9. #9


    India
    Posts : 50
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Bump Bump
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  10. #10


    India
    Posts : 50
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Bump Bump Bump..
    Nobody here looks at things???
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