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Need to force full shutdown of Windows 8 instead of hibern

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    Need to force full shutdown of Windows 8 instead of hibern


    I have a dual boot Windows 8/Ubuntu 12.10 system. Windows 8 is on a seperate partition, but occassionally when I'm running Ubuntu, I need to mount this partition to get a file. But Windows 8 hibernates the partition on shutdown, so I am unable to mount it.

    I need to know how to make this hibernation stop, and force a full shutdown when I exit Windows, so this hibernation file is not associated with this partition.

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    Go To power options in Control Panel, Click Change what the power buttons does, Then Click Change settings that are currently unavailable, Un-tick the Turn On Fast Startup (recommended) Checkbox.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    This to turn off Hybrid Shutdown (Fast Startup or Hibernation-Shutdown Hybrid)
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    I truly appreciate your prompt and knowledgeable attention to my problem.
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    You are welcome!
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    Fellas. I have a shared data partition for files I need to access from Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 in a dual-boot arrangement. The way Windows 8 is setup on initial installation, signing out and selecting shutdown does not actually power down the computer...it hibernates it. So, when I turn the computer back on and boot Ubuntu, I am unable to mount the shared partition because it has a hibernate file in the boot file that tells Ubuntu the partition is still mounted. I can remove this file in terminal in Ubuntu, then mount, but it is ridiculous to go through this each time I boot Linux. I followed these procedures with success when I initially set up the shared partition: I went into control panel with administrator priveleges, selected power. I then selected change what the power button does. Changed from hibernate to shutdown in the need ed areas. Then I clicked on chenge the available settings, scrolled down and turned off the enable fast boot option which tells Windows 8 to hibernate instead of shutting down completely.

    This proceedure worker perfectly for a week or so, but then for some reason, it reverted to a state in which Ubuntu cannot mount the shared partition because it's still mounted by Windows. I rechecked the afore outlined steps and the settings are as they should be. Either a Windows update has changes something or there is something I'm missing. I cannot even remove the hibernate flag from the boot loader in Unbuntu terminal as I could before.

    I understand that if I add the full switch to the shutdown.exe command (shutdown /s /full /t 0) I can force windows to power down completely every time I shut it down. But I don't know how to edit this command. Can someone please teach me how to add this switch to the shutdown.exe command?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patagriff View Post
    Fellas. I have a shared data partition for files I need to access from Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 in a dual-boot arrangement. The way Windows 8 is setup on initial installation, signing out and selecting shutdown does not actually power down the computer...it hibernates it. So, when I turn the computer back on and boot Ubuntu, I am unable to mount the shared partition because it has a hibernate file in the boot file that tells Ubuntu the partition is still mounted. I can remove this file in terminal in Ubuntu, then mount, but it is ridiculous to go through this each time I boot Linux. I followed these procedures with success when I initially set up the shared partition: I went into control panel with administrator priveleges, selected power. I then selected change what the power button does. Changed from hibernate to shutdown in the need ed areas. Then I clicked on chenge the available settings, scrolled down and turned off the enable fast boot option which tells Windows 8 to hibernate instead of shutting down completely.

    This proceedure worker perfectly for a week or so, but then for some reason, it reverted to a state in which Ubuntu cannot mount the shared partition because it's still mounted by Windows. I rechecked the afore outlined steps and the settings are as they should be. Either a Windows update has changes something or there is something I'm missing. I cannot even remove the hibernate flag from the boot loader in Unbuntu terminal as I could before.

    I understand that if I add the full switch to the shutdown.exe command (shutdown /s /full /t 0) I can force windows to power down completely every time I shut it down. But I don't know how to edit this command. Can someone please teach me how to add this switch to the shutdown.exe command?
    No, you don't need to add a /full switch.
    Actually, Default Shutdown (Hybrid) uses shutdown.exe /s /hybrid to initiate a hybrid shutdown. The Charms Bar button to shutdown will run it using /hybrid switch.

    If you need to use Full Shutdown, you can use the old-fashioned shutdown.exe /s.
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