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Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

  1. #40


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    By if it's listed in your UEFI/BIOS or not. You could also read your motherboard's manual about it's UEFI/BIOS to see if it's available.

    Here's some more info about this.

    Designing for PCs that boot faster than ever before - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
    Thank you for the article Shawn.

    Windows 8 has a problem – it really can boot up too quickly.
    This is true: I see it daily. But still managed to get in BIOS. ..once after 3 attempts..
    But I like it this way messages delay is set to 0seconds and it's a very short BIOS time in general (Task Manager shows that nicely).

    I have swapfile.sys on disk and hybrid boot is on.
    But after shutdown, I start up the machine and the boot has the same speed as when in normal shutdown (measured).
    Going to Task Manager to check the system up-time reveals always about 1 minute, right after boot.

    So I guess it's not working in my (strange?) case.

    I'm still looking at settings and all sort of articles and I'll definitely post back some results if (hopefully) it gets fixed.
    I was thinking to reset some settings, maybe delete swapfile and re-enable it. Maybe installing a Win8 test install in a VHD besides the original one just to see if default settings work better. I'm still thinking about this.


    But before I'll start changing some settings I'd like to say something that may have importance in the matter:
    I used the right click Hybrid ShutDown shortcut you have added here in a tutorial a few times. It's basically the -hybrid switch in the command prompt. But once it took more than 1hour to shut down and when I went back in the room it wasn't off yet so I forced stopped the pc (long-hold on power button). I don't know why it happened but the power on later didn't noticed anything wrong and went directly to start screen (normally). Maybe this was one of the (longest) failed hybrid boots that can happen and it maybe has something to do with the issue I'm facing but I'm not sure.

    Thanks
    Hopachi

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  2. #41


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hopachi,

    It sounds like you may had something hanging at shut down. Possibly some program that's not playing nice.
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  3. #42


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hopachi,

    It sounds like you may had something hanging at shut down. Possibly some program that's not playing nice.

    I'll try to investigate it.
    Dire Straits - Private Investigations.

    I think I'll begin looking in Event Viewer. Not all HP programs were removed in my case, and I got many Intel services installed.


    Thanks a lot!
    Hopachi
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  4. #43


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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64b


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LM2007 View Post
    I have it enabled, but i don't see an improvement in boot speed and i remember that when i installed the beta the boot time was amazing, like 8 or 10 seconds. But the final version takes 20 seconds to 25, a time that i experienced before with Win 7, so is a strange issue with the final version? i have not read any official statement from Microsoft.
    I got the same thing here. (IF) It is simply not working and that you can tell by looking into Task Manager -> Processor:
    -see the up-time of the system.

    Right after boot I see about 1 minute all the time, but when it worked (unfortunately other pc with clean install) I had about 6 days up-time because the counter doesn't reset after hybrid-boot. This boot was around 20seconds on IDE HDD + classic BIOS.

    The new system has SATA and UEFI.
    Too bad the SATA doesn't beat IDE in my case...

    Still looking at all kind of settings and documentation.
    Funny mine says 9 hours 31 up time and the boot is not good.
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  5. #44


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by LM2007 View Post
    Funny mine says 9 hours 31 up time and the boot is not good.
    But that means is working!

    You most probably also have the swapfile.sys on the Windows drive (usually C: drive).

    On the other hand, your Core 2 Solo and the (I'm guessing) HDD have to do the load work but they seem to be not that fast nowadays.

    My HDD is 5400rpm and a 70seconds boot is the maximum Win8 gives.
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  6. #45


    15 seconds to login screen... 5 when resuming from standby.
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  7. #46


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by xraiderv1 View Post
    15 seconds to login screen... 5 when resuming from standby.
    So did you found the "fast startup" then?

    Yes, here 5 when resuming from standby as well, and... 83 seconds to login screen when booting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It sounds like you may had something hanging at shut down.
    I'm still looking... Event Viewer has many messages and I don't know the best log section where to look.
    Some entries say database timeout msiexec.exe... others report corrupted install of hpdskflt....

    Seems a new BIOS is released recently for my laptop, version F. 22. The one thing that looks interesting in the changelog is this:
    - Fixes an intermittent issue where pressing the power button for 4 seconds to force the system to shutdown causes the system to stop functioning and display a black screen when the system is powered on (rebooted).
    Another thing is even a shorter BIOS time.
    It's HP Envy DV6 7250.

    I've already applied it.
    The menu options are the same still no fast boot but at least one possible system hang is out of the way now.
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  8. #47


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Just a Question


    Hi.
    I've just disabled the "Fast Startup" option to see if it makes a difference and I noticed that the shutdown is faster, but the startup is as fast as it was before with "Fast Startup" enabled, maybe even a tiny bit faster (20-25 sec. until the Start screen is up).
    Could someone please have a look at the attached capture and tell me if this is configured properly.
    As you can see I changed the power button from sleep to shutdown which should be alright I guess.
    Thanks in advance,

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by tommygun; 26 Jan 2013 at 02:56.
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  9. #48


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    Windows 8 x64


    Even for me Fast Startup enabled does not make much difference in startup time. I prefer to hibernate fully which reduces by about half the time it takes for normal startup.
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  10. #49


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You really won't notice much if any difference with "Fast Startup" turned on unless you have an UEFI motherboard with it turned on in the UEFI settings as well.

    A lot if this really depends on the hardware.
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Jan 2013 at 20:03.
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