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Hang on Restart/Shut Down, Slow Boot Times !!


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I'm getting soo many problems regarding booting after upgrading to W8 Pro yesterday on my Asus Zenbook UX32A.
Specs:
2nd Gen i3-2367M processor @ 1.4GHz (for Ultrabooks)
6GB DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD + 30GB SSD (for Fast Resume, etc.)

Issue # 1: Whenever I Restart or Shut Down, the system HANGS there and does not progress *most* of the time. To fix this I have to always resort to holding the power button.

Issue # 2: When I boot the PC up, it takes SO long for me to get to the Start menu, around 1:15-1:30 min, which is longer than it took me on W7. I know I have an HDD, but this is abnormally long to me. Once in a blue moon, I will boot up in a matter of 30-40 seconds (which I think is how long it should take), but mostly it takes really long.

Issue # 3: To test the above 2 issues, I went ahead and opened msconfig from Run, and disabled all Non-Microsoft services except AVG to check. When I shutdown and power on - everything is fine, shuts down nicely, powers on nicely - however, the second time I do this, the system will hang on shut down, or will hang on start up, sometimes I can hear the startup sound but nothing on the screen, all sorts of weird actions.

Issue # 4: This one is funny. On standby (lid down), the system will restart itself. Happened while I was sleeping, I could hear the boot sound.

Please help me!!

EDIT: The problem is still there when I disable 'Fast Start-Up' in Power Options. The problem is due to the processor state, it keeps resetting to 100%.
 
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Hi Onlyskills, welcome to the forums, check minimum, maximum processor power state and see whether they are o%, if they are try changing to 100% and see whether it helps, I can't guarantee that this will resolve your problem but worth a try.
 

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    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
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    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
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OnlySkills

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Hi, I will try changing that when later on today. But is it normal to keep it always at 100%? I mean they really need a fix for this.


But, NO one else is having this problem?
 

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Hi OnlySkills, I assume this is due to Windows power management and CPU's built in power management conflict because another member found this problem with his core I CPU. You don't need to keep the processor minimum power state at 100% all the time.
 

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    i5-3230m
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    Acer Type-2
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    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
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    Intel HD 4000
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  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
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    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
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    Stock heatsink fan
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    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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OnlySkills

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Hi. So I do believe the problem is with the processor state. Mine keeps resetting itself to 100% minimum and maximum. I put minimum to 5% and it restarted fine. However, even after downloading updated power management software (I use power4gear) it still keeps resettingthe minimum to 100%. I haven't tried a restart since though.
 

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Hi OnlySkills, could you please uninstall AVG security, reboot and see, there are many members having difficulties caused by Avast, ESET....etc.
 

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  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
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    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
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OnlySkills

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Hi. I've done about 3 restarts and shut downs, with Fast Startup ON, and it all went fine.
When I check my Minimum CPU Processor state in Power options, it shows 100% each time (it resets itself).
However, when I open Task Manager, it shows my CPU running at 0.78GHz most of the time (max is 1.40GHz).
So does this mean that the minimum cpu state in Power Options is flawed? Meaning it's not showing the true minimum processor state?

So far I'm good with this, but I can't stand the fact that my processor might be running at 100% all the time..according to Power Options.

Additionally, W8 has many of its other glitches. I find myself holding the power button to reboot A LOT. Random black screens if the computer is left idle, and random freezes/glitches where the Start menu is blank and I must hard reboot. Sometimes weird issues with shutting down, etc. Also, my Gamma keeps resetting, I set it via Colour calibration in the CP but it keeps going back to original.
 
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It's been my experience that the more hard resets etc you have to do, the worse things will get. It's just another chance for system corruption that just leads to more problems. If it was me I'd start over will a clean slate and a clean install.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

OnlySkills

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^ I understand. I would be down to do a clean install too. But however I purchased and downloaded it online, and I never saved it to any media. So how would I even go about to going to a clean install?
 

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I do believe you can download it again from the same link in the email you got. I also believe you have the option to make an iso file that can be used to burn a DVD from. I haven't done the online 39.99 upgrade offer myself, but I've seen posts that talk about burning a disk and a trick to do a clean install with the upgrade media. I'll have a look in the tutorials and get back to you.
It's a long tutorial, but if you scroll down far enough it shows you an option to make an ISO file.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/11885-windows-8-upgrade-assistant-download-run.html
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

OnlySkills

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Thank you. I will most likely soon do a Clean install. However I have movies on my PC and it will take forever to back them up. So can I just redownload, and opt for 'Keep Personal Files' ? Will that be equivalent to a clean install but just keeping my files? Or will that also have its cons?

Also - How many times or until what period can I redownload Windows 8 ?
 

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Off of the top of my head I don't know the answers to those questions. I'd have to read up on it to give you a good answer. One thing I can tell you is partitioning your drive can save you from a lot of those hassles. My drives are split up with the OS on one partition and my personal files like documents, pictures, music, etc on a second Data partition. When I have to do a reinstall I just wipe the OS partition and leave the Data partition alone. I have it all backed up anyway but it just saves me having to copy it all back on to that PC.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

Dadams

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Tank's, I also had a "restart hang"- problem. When I unplugged my power cable and switched to another power program the windows 8 works.
 

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Gronan

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Hi all,

I have the exact same computer (except that I have regular Windows 8, not pro) and more or less the same issue.

Issue 1: Since 2 days, the shutting down is taking me more or less 20min and Windows 8 won't startup after (screen with the blue windows logo, no turning circle). After a hard shutdown (pressing the button) it will startup but will take 5-10min to do so.

Issue 2: Everytime I'm going in sleep mode the fan will turn like crazy and I won't be able to awake the system afterwards (obliged to do a hard shutdown again).

Issue 3: I tried to unable the quickstart option. It worked a few times (even if the startup were still outrageously long) and now whenever I tried to shutdown with the quickstart unabled, the computer restart instead.

I changed the computer state it doesn't solve anything...
If you have any others idea about this problem please let me know...

Thanks a lot!
 
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Sarge

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Thank you. I will most likely soon do a Clean install. However I have movies on my PC and it will take forever to back them up. So can I just redownload, and opt for 'Keep Personal Files' ? Will that be equivalent to a clean install but just keeping my files? Or will that also have its cons?

Also - How many times or until what period can I redownload Windows 8 ?
I have the same ntb and same problems. Did you clean install? Did it help?
 

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meena

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hai am using windows8 in my hcl lap it could not completely shut downed screen will be blanked but the power light and motor is running
how can i solve it
 

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