Question Computer Restarting and Shutdown

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I normally restart and seldom shutdown.
On restarting it takes ages for Windows to display, a blue restarting screen stays there for a very long time before the Windows logon appears.

On shutting down, no blue screen, just the HP computer start and then the Windows logon. Very quick.

Question ? Why does restarting take so long and shutdown is quick ?
 

Colif

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Question ? Why does restarting take so long and shutdown is quick ?
Fast startup

Starting with Windows 8.x, the default shutdown and restart scenario has been updated and named fast startup. Fast startup begins with the shutdown process and includes writing data to disk similar to the hibernate process. A key difference is that all user sessions (Session 1) are logged off and the remaining information is written to the hiberfile. When you boot the PC from this state, Windows loads the previously initialized state by reading from the hiberfile, instead of running the full boot process in which Windows, drivers, devices, and services are initialized. This method speeds up the process of initializing the lock or Start screen.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/test/weg/delivering-a-great-startup-and-shutdown-experience

Win 10 is asleep at shutdown, so it only has to load half as many drivers at startup. Half the files are saved in ram and other half in the hiberfile.
Restart and win 10 actually turns off between shutdown/restart and it has to load all the drivers .

Without fast startup they would both be the same.

you might want to update motherboard drivers.
 
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Fast startup


https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/test/weg/delivering-a-great-startup-and-shutdown-experience

Win 10 is asleep at shutdown, so it only has to load half as many drivers at startup. Half the files are saved in ram and other half in the hiberfile.
Restart and win 10 actually turns off between shutdown/restart and it has to load all the drivers .

Without fast startup they would both be the same.

you might want to update motherboard drivers.
Fast startup


https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/test/weg/delivering-a-great-startup-and-shutdown-experience

Win 10 is asleep at shutdown, so it only has to load half as many drivers at startup. Half the files are saved in ram and other half in the hiberfile.
Restart and win 10 actually turns off between shutdown/restart and it has to load all the drivers .

Without fast startup they would both be the same.

you might want to update motherboard drivers.
Checked all Motherboard drivers (4 off) and best drivers are already installed.
I do not have fast startup enabled.
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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with it off, there shouldn't be any difference between shutdown and restart

Try a clean boot and see if it changes anything - make sure to read instructions and make sure NOT to disable any microsoft services or windows won't load right - https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

if clean boot fixes it, it shows its likely a startup program. You should, over a number of startups. restart the programs you stopped to isolate the one that is to blame.
 
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with it off, there shouldn't be any difference between shutdown and restart

Try a clean boot and see if it changes anything - make sure to read instructions and make sure NOT to disable any microsoft services or windows won't load right - https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

if clean boot fixes it, it shows its likely a startup program. You should, over a number of startups. restart the programs you stopped to isolate the one that is to blame.
Thank you for your comments.
If the time differences between restart and shutdown that I described are normal, then fine, but if not I do not wish to do any major surgery at this time, when my computer is so vital during the COVID crisis. If it had been some slight adjustment then OK, but at present it is a matter of "If it 'aint broke, don't fix it".
 

Colif

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clean boot just removes programs from startup, they aren't deleted or anything, just disabled. You can easily start them all again.

It just checks if any of them are cause of slow starts.
 
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clean boot just removes programs from startup, they aren't deleted or anything, just disabled. You can easily start them all again.

It just checks if any of them are cause of slow starts.
No thanks - most probably a number of my programs affect start time, I have quite a few, but I will leave a clean boot alone and put up with the restart/shutdown time differences instead of giving Windows a poke.
Thank you for your prompt help.
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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It doesn't do anything to Windows. What it does is sets up start up to only load windows.
It is a way to find out if it is a start up program that is the cause. Without removing any thing from the pc
It is your choice.
 

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