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Windows 8 won't shut down

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7

    Windows 8 won't shut down


    Hi guys. Does anyone have similar problem with this. Everything goes as it should, and when computer should shut down, monitor turns off but computer still works(leds on the case, fans and so on).
    I don't know what's happening, and why? It's not everytime when i shut it down, but it just happens.



    P.S. I'm using Object dock Start8 if it's important

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jil,

    As a test, turn off Fast Startup to see if that may help. It can sometimes cause shut down and restart issues.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7


    OK sorry for slow response I've been very busy these days. I have to reinstall this system because I've got new HDD so if problem persist I'll report.

    Thnak you
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    No problem Jil. Hopefully it will not happen again.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro


    This problem happens to me periodically. Turning off Fast Startup seems to work as suggested here and elsewhere, but the problem also seems to affect Hibernate. This means I must always shutdown my laptop completely without having this issue. It's really annoying and I wish it would be fixed.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    The same thing was happening to me. I saw the Fast Boot disable idea, but when I checked my settings it turned out that it was already Disabled! I decided to turn it on and haven't had the issue reoccur for the past 2 weeks. I wonder what the cause really is.
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