Windows does not shut down completely (Shut Down): Solve the problem

I would like to say hi!

Here’s how to shut down a Windows PC completely and make sure it starts up properly.

Are you using Shutdown?
If you do, you may have had your computer on the whole time.

Windows does not shut down completely (Shut Down) - solve the problem

When we’re done with our computer, we’ve always been advised that it’s best to shut it down completely so it can fully reload and refresh when we turn it back on.
After all, if we’re using one of the best Windows laptops, it should be treated with respect.

Shutting down our computers, however, doesn’t mean we’re shutting them down like we think we are, because of a hidden feature in Windows that leaves the computer on.
It just hibernates the computers.

Fortunately, whether you’re running Windows 11 or Windows 10, turning off this feature (also known as a fast startup) is easy.
This is how you do it.

How to completely shut down a Windows PC

  1. Go to Control Panel.
  2. The simplest method is to go to the Start menu, type ” control panel ” and then click on it when it appears.
  3. Select Hardware and Sound from the drop-down menu.
  4. In the Power Options menu, select Change what power buttons do (Change what buttons power).
  5. To change the grayed-out options below, click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
  6. You should now be able to edit the options at the bottom.
    After that, deselect the option next to Turn on fast start-up and save the settings.

If this box is already checked or you don’t see it in the list, your device either doesn’t support it or has already disabled this feature.

It’s also worth mentioning that if you want to leave fast startup on, restarting your PC manually will completely refresh your PC similar to a full shutdown.

Read more on the blog.