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Very strange W8 startup problem

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If I shut down my windows 8 PC using the charms menu and restart 5 minutes later it restarts in under 10 seconds. If I let it sit shut down for a few hours or overnight it takes over 3 minutes to restart. It's a desktop and its plugged in all the time.

How the hell can the length of time it is shut down effect the performance of the restart???

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tried that. Left PC in hibernation for 2 hours after starting the hibernation process with the command noted. PC never came back to life after that. I let it run for two hours. Needed to reset to factory preset conditions. Problem still exists. Restart from hibernation or shutdown shortly after hibernating/shutdown= quick start up. If I wait a longer period of time it takes longer to restart.

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"5 minutes later it restarts in under 10 seconds" (?) It's ab...d. No way isn't possible. Or what the number - 10 seconds - actually means?
Or what mean, if You said, starts up faster than 10 seconds?

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Are you sure you're not using some sort of hybrid sleep? That would explain it: when you send it to sleep, it first goes to sleep, but after a while it wakes up, dumps the RAM to the HDD and enters hibernation.

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Frankly, I got tired of shutting down my laptop through charms button. It's much better to create a shutdown command shortcut and leave it in some corner of the desktop.

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Or, you could right click on the start charm/press win+x and choose "shutdown" there. Especially now that the recent (optional) rollup update has solved the issue where shutting down via win+x would not trigger fast startup.

Or, even better, why not use the power button? :P

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Or, you could right click on the start charm/press win+x and choose "shutdown" there. Especially now that the recent (optional) rollup update has solved the issue where shutting down via win+x would not trigger fast startup.

I think that restart option is only in Windows 8.1.

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Really? I didn't use win8.0 much before 8.1, but realistically speaking, why would you stick with win8 when the update to 8.1 is free?

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I use both because I have to for support reasons. Not everyone will install the update.

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@Tripedacus

I'm not sure what you mean exactly but Windows 8 have the "Restart" option among with all the others (Sleep, Hibernate, Fast Startup - you can add or remove them in the Energy Options)

As for the choice between Windows 8 and 8.1 I want to say that Windows 8.1 are simpler and take less hard disk space but they rather lack features in comparison to Windows 8. I also find outrageous that Microsoft tries to force you logging in with a Microsoft account (even if I have one anyway) and stay connected to their cloud - which you can refuse and change your account to a local one afterwards but the whole thing is too "aggressive" for me. For the moment I stay with Windows 8 for some reasons, I have the Windows 8.1 on a DVD I made from the store download as I state in another topic but I don't like the "Download Windows 8.1 now" attitude at the Microsoft site. Yes, it is a free upgrade but it isn't obligatory, is it?

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