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Fast Startup is never used

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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Fast Startup is never used


    This has been bothering me for months. I have tried everything including enablingit in power management, changing the hiberbootenabled registry value to 1 and enabled the "require use of fast startup" in group policy editor. I have also turned off and back on the hibernation.sys file using powercfg, and tried to do a hybrid shutdown from the command prompt. Even refreshing windows did not fix it.

    Every time i shut my computer down with the power button or on the charms menu, in the event log I always see the boot up mode is 0x0 (i.e. it's always a cold boot).

    I would appreciate any help in trying to fix this issue.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Yes I have and it has not done anything
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Just to let people know that I found the solution. After numerous system restores to try and trace the problem I realised the issue was my third party defragmenter (Iobit Smart Defrag), which I uninstalled and have had no issues since. Bottom line is avoid third party applications for defragging and partitioning as mentioned in a previous thread.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Fast Startup is never used
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