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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 20H2 – October 2020 Update reboot takes forever, normal boot from off is quick

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      • #2347899
        SearchingForParadise
        AskWoody Plus

        I have a HP Compaq 8200 Elite Small Form Factor-PC (that’s the official name) with a WesternDigital Blue SSD and Windows 10 (20H2).

        It works flawlessly.

        But with one exception.

        Whenever I do a reboot from Windows 10, it takes forever to reboot. If I shut it down, and then press the Power ON/OFF button, it starts very quickly, as expected.

        Network boot is disabled, als well as booting from USB-Sticks or CD/DVD.

        But it has an old MBR (NOT UEFI) partition scheme. (AHCI is enabled.)

        ANY idea why it takes so long to boot?

        Please help.

      • #2347902
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Whenever I do a reboot from Windows 10, it takes forever to reboot

        Windows 10 reboot is the real shutdown.
        Windows shutdown doesn’t shut Windows kernel..

        Try disabling Fast Startup.

        https://computer.howstuffworks.com/restarting-shutting-down-computer.htm#:~:text=Restart%2C%20in%20contrast%2C%20actually%20does,the%20kernel%2C%20according%20to%20Tidrow.&text=If%20your%20computer%20has%20frozen,be%20a%20more%20complete%20option.

        • #2347915
          bbearren
          AskWoody MVP

          Windows 10 reboot is the real shutdown. Windows shutdown doesn’t shut Windows kernel..

          Windows shutdown shuts down the whole PC.

          Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
          "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
          "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

          • #2348085
            Alex5723
            AskWoody Plus

            Windows shutdown shuts down the whole PC.

            No, it does not. Restart does shut down the PC (and then restarts).

          • #2348176
            joep517
            AskWoody MVP

            Windows shutdown does shut down the whole PC in that the PC ends up being powered down. However, if Fast Startup is enabled then during the shutdown process the kernel is copied to the hibernation file. Then on a subsequent boot, the kernel and drivers are restored from the hibernation file and the user sessions are started from scratch. If Fast Startup is disabled a subsequent reboot acts the same as Restart in that everything starts from scratch.

            --Joe

      • #2347917
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        When you click “Shut Down” on your Windows 10 PC, Windows doesn’t fully shut down. It hibernates the kernel, saving its state so it can boot faster. If a user is experiencing computer problems and need to reset that state, you’ll need to restart your PC instead.

      • #2347918
        bbearren
        AskWoody MVP

        Whenever I do a reboot from Windows 10, it takes forever to reboot. If I shut it down, and then press the Power ON/OFF button, it starts very quickly, as expected.

        In an elevated Command Prompt, run

        dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

        When that completes, run

        sfc /scannow.

        Then check you boot times again to see if anything has changed.

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
        "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

      • #2348050
        anonymous
        Guest

        Sometimes with certain conditions being met Windows can just take a long time to clean up after itself and applications when restarting a computer.

        Whenever memory usage is intensive, many files have been accessed, the heavy use of virtual memory, updates, some of these condition contribute to slow restarts.

        Most of the time with light usage Windows will quickly restart.

      • #2348061
        TechTango
        AskWoody Plus

        There two separate events when a computer is booted. The first one the motherboard POST (Power On Self Test) to determine if the motherboard is sound. The POST is a BIOS/UEFI event that happens before any windows operating system files begin loading. You’ll generally see a brief splash screen of the manufactures logo during the POST. After the POST, the windows spinning circle will appear as the OS begins to load.

        Suggest you determine where the delay is happening, the POST or loading OS files at the spinning circle. If the long delay is at the POST splash screen, the trouble may not be with windows.

        I have a two-year-old gaming laptop (UEFI) that will sometimes have a very long POST at the splash screen, but once the spinning circle starts, the boot “time to the desktop” is at the normal fast rate. On this laptop, when the slow POST delay happens it’s always on a restart, and it’s usually after installing/uninstalling software or a big cleanup. The delay does *not* happen from a power off cold boot. I’m not sure why this happens, but it’s rare, so I’m not concerned.

        Finally, fwiw, I generally power down my active machines (desktop and 3 laptops) with this command string:
        C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /f /t 0

        It’s a full shut down that does not hibernate kernel or warn you of open apps, same a restart.

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