My system has been on completely since 8.1 and has never needed to restart until I did some updates today.
Now I'm not really concerned about shutdown or restart as I will manually shut down the PC if I'm going somewhere for an extended time "I never leave anything on, power for the entire house is shut off" and will shut it off until I get back.
But the slow login is really killing me as it used to take 1 second to hear that little "tick" from the speakers and I'd see the login/splash page, but as of today I will hear that "tick" but the windows dotted circle will spin for oh.. 30 seconds than I can see my splash screen.
I've scanned my C: and D: disks, ran defender, antivirus, etc and all came back fine and I even have 90GB free out of my 120gb drive.
I have been running Win 8 on my ASUS Q200E Laptop and have been puzzled by the difference in the startup times between a cold, power off start up and a restart startup. On a cold startup, the desktop is completely ready to use in about 20 seconds. With a restart, it takes about 38 seconds to get to the same point.
I have an Asus laptop running on Windows 8 that starts up to the initial Asus logo for a minute and then restarts over and over. I've already tried pressing f8 and it does nothing so I cannot get anywhere to attempt to fix the problem.
Unfortunately I do not have the Windows disk so I'm looking for a solution outside of having to buy another one and wiping the hard drive to reinstall.
I just upgraded to Windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM yesterday, and have noticed an annoying problem that wasn't present under Windows 7 Enterprise x64 (which I was running previously). Specifically, the machine will not sleep, will not hibernate and will not shut down. When any of the three are attempted, they appear to succeed, but then the computer will immediately wake up again. In the case of a shutdown, the computer will actually power completely off and then start right back up immediately. I never used to sleep the machine in Windows 7, but I know the hibernation used to work and certainly shutting down did as well, as I shut the machine down every night.
In the event viewer, I have a Power-Troubleshooter event (ID 1) every time the machine wakes back up from an attempted sleep, hibernation or shutdown, but it always indicates that the wake source is "Unknown." I have tried unplugging every single Ethernet, USB and eSATA cable from the PC until nothing was left plugged in but the monitors, audio out and AC power -- just in case a device was sending a magic packet or some kind of wake-up signal. Even so, I still experienced the same immediate waking problems on shutdown, hibernate or sleep.
I was able to solve the inability to shut down by disabling Windows 8's "Fast Startup" option, which as I understand it uses a kind of hybrid hibernation. Hibernation is not working properly on my system. At least with "Fast Startup" disabled, I can actually shut the machine down. It's a pity though because I really liked Fast Startup's performance.
I've tried installing the authentic manufacturer drivers for my chipset (Intel 975 / ICH7 series), onboard LAN adapters and so forth in case the generic Microsoft drivers were at fault. The specific driver installation seemed to work fine but my problem remains.
Full system specs are in my profile, but it's kind of an old box I put together in late 2006. Core components of possible relevance to this issue are an Asus P5W DH Deluxe motherboard and Seasonic S12 600W power supply. The motherboard is running the very latest BIOS revision (3002). My Windows 8 installation was an in-place upgrade of my previous Windows 7 installation; everything seems to be working fine except for the weird power stuff.
Here's one other thing I should note, which concerns me somewhat as it is related by definition. In the P5W DH Deluxe's BIOS, there is an "ACPI 2.0 Support" option which defaults to "Disabled". Back when I built the machine I left it alone so it has been disabled this whole time. During my troubleshooting of these issues earlier tonight, I decided to try switching it to "Enabled" to see if it would have any effect. It has not fixed the issues at all, but it does make me wonder. Is there any way to tell whether Windows 8 has correctly identified the system as being ACPI 2.0 compliant? I think I remember in the old days WinXP used to have to be completely reinstalled when that switch was flipped.
Additionally, and much to my consternation, I can no longer use Wake On LAN. I've actually fixed the WoL issue. I had to go into Device Manager, find my network adapter and get the properties of it -- then, on the Advanced tab, find the property called "Wake From Shutdown" and set it to "On". This must have been either a new property in the Windows 8 driver for my network adapter, or was reset back to Off for some reason when I did the Win7 -> Windows 8 upgrade.
I was running Windows 7 home premium on my pc on a 2TB hdd, and it was running fine, I had a 500GB as a separate hdd aswell, attached at the time. So I installed windows 8 on the 500GB hdd, activated it, tried to restart, I restarts, but now in both windows 8 and 7, I am having trouble:
In windows 8:
Press shutdown, it does nothing, press restart, it restarts, press sleep, it restarts.
In windows 7:
press shutdown, it restarts, press restart, it restarts, press sleep, it restarts.
Running Windows 8 Dev. Preview on a Dell Latitude D610 (1.73Ghz, 2GB). System Hibernates fine (my main mode of powering off) but will not properly shutdown or restart. Every time I hit shutdown/restart it goes to a black screen. I know that it's still running because the power light is still on and the hard drive light flashes just as if it were still in use. I've let it sit for 3 hours in this state and it still refuses to shut down.
New Dell XPS 8500 following installation of programs and an attempt at creating a image using the built-in imaging program now fails to restart or shutdown from the start screen. When I attempted to create an image I got a statement that "there is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location". I had 1.34 TB free on an external drive for an image calculated by Windows as 135.78 GB. After the image attempt the problems started. Today's session with Dell did not solve the problem. Their tech will call to walk me through reinstalling the system to the original state. I hope this is not a common Windows 8 problem.
Any magic keystroke combination for "Sleep" or is there anyway to create one? I know about Win+I then Power then Sleep.
Any option to stop scheduled tasks or other triggers that "Wake" your computer from sleep? I find my computer running in the morning after putting it to sleep at the end of the previous evening! I have reviewed all 41 scheduled tasks created by Windows and installed applications and "apps" and found none that have the Wake Computer check box checked. What's annoying is the fact that once woken the computer does not go back to sleep again! I am using the supplied balanced Power plan.
My System is not getting shut down. When i click Shut down it will get restarted after few minutes. no external storage is been detecting by the pc like hdd ,pendrives etc.and also i cant even reset the pc.. for more than 1 hour i sit still.. it just shows the below pic.
From Winbeta: Simply copy the following code into a new txt file and rename it to whatever you like, just add the .vbs to the file extension. For example: shutdown.vbs. Once this is done, simply double click the script and it will create the tiles for you. If you are unable to create a .vbs document, make sure you have "show file names extensions" enabled in Folder Options within Windows 8.
I started to notice a change with the clock every now and then. I finally concluded that the clock does not change during sleep, restart, or shutdown.
My computer goes to sleep often, and when it wakes up from sleep, the time is the same as when it was prior to sleeping, not synchronizing to the correct time after waking up.
I've done some research and I fell onto the official Windows thread where they explained the use of third-party-utility will cause this problem.
The big problem here is that I don't have the single clue which ones. I tried uninstalling some, not sure if I left any utilities out. The utilities I've used are the general ones for visual styles and themes.
So I've tried to shutdown my PC 2 days ago with the shutdown key in the settings menu (or windows menu because I'm using Start8) and it doesn't work, same for restart, sleep and all that option, so what to do?
Now for the problem when I receive the laptop it was preinstalled with window 8 and on the first boot it took around 5 to 6 mins to boot to desktop..I reinstalled the windows considering it to be the bloatware fault..
The problem gets solved but after i download alienware osd drivers , alienware command center and nvidia drivers the delay is back ..
It starts with a bsod (your pc ran into problem)error window minidump memory.dmp.etc and after that windows boot restart and shutdown after almost 5 to 10 mins..
In the duration of delay there is no hdd activity and after 3 to 5 minutes when the hdd gets actives it boots to desktop in 5 secs..
I have a Asus pc, that has been crashing all the time due to unknown reasons. I have experienced that as soon as it hangs due to some process that is taking some time, it usually ends with a BSOD. I can let the computer alone and when I come back it has crashed, apparently for no reason, since I have not been using it for anything.
It crashes and gives the BSOD for many different reasons, I don't have the complete overview of all the reason, but above two listed reasons are the most significant. I have been using WhoCrashed, but does seem to get anywhere with the information provided by this. The PC is a new laptop.
I have followed the instruction and I'm uploading the zip file created by SF Diagnostic Tool.
Am "using new HP laptop 2000-2d27dx Windows 8.1. Only way I shutdown or restart is going to "charms" panel - Settings - then click Power off icon and choose Sleep, Shutdown or Restart. Is there a way to put a SHORTCUT for Shutdown and Restart on the desktop and/or the Start screen?
It's an Asus G75VW-BBK5 I got in November of 2012 (refurbished) running Windows 8.1 x64.
It always plays coy with shutting down/sleeping. Whether I am closing the lid, shutting down/sleeping from the menu/tapping the power button, it will always log off, give me the message that it is restarting/sleeping/shuttingdown in the center of the screen for a few seconds, turn off the screen, and then continue to run, such that if I tap a key or use the touchpad, it will instantly turn on the screen and give me a logon prompt as if I had never turned it off (but only logged off).
The only way to shut it down is to hold the powerbutton for a few seconds or remove the battery while it is unplugged.
Other than this, I can't complain of any outstanding issues.
I have attached the diagnostics usually requested for a BSOD troubleshoot.
If I remember correctly, you can ignore the dump file. That was from a BSOD caused by the secondary SSD being jarred loose when I wasn't gentle enough with it.
Other than this issue, there is no problem this laptop. I have, of course, run powercfg -requests to see if any processes were causing it. Nothing showed up.
How to get it to start shutting down/sleeping properly? I'm getting tired of finding it still running in my backpack an hour or two after I packed up. Sometimes I will only know that something is wrong when the backpack is hot or when I see it show up in my list of active computers on Teamviewer when I am using a different computer.
I have an Asus UX31A with WIndows 8 Enterprise VL. Every time I wake the system from sleep, I hear the system chime as if a device is attached, unattached, and re-attached. I don't know what as it happens at the login screen and I'm not fast enough to see if anything appears in the taskbar.
After logging in, I get this window (see below; I had to remove a couple things I don't know if I can show). If I follow its directions, I restart and go about life until I put the system to sleep again in which the process repeats. As I write this I'm finishing a bunch of updates so perhaps that has something to do with it (I have a lot of Office and SP1 for SQL Server that I've been putting off along with a healthy swath of optional OS updates).
how to alter the time period before a computer running Windows 8 switches into "Sleep" or "Hibernate" mode. I find the default time period to be too short in practice - it is very frustrating to answer a brief phone call and then return to the computer only to find it has dropped into one or other of these states!
I have a Toshiba Satellite notebook less than six months old and running with Windows 8 and latest updates to date. My Toshiba Satellite will not auto. standy/hibernate, it will only do it by me executing it manually.
-All device drivers are up-to-date, according to Toshiba download site, including graphics driver. -All USB devices have been un-plugged. -I have done a re-boot of the notebook, several times, and it made no difference. -I have turned on and off the screen saver settings. -I have changed and changed back the power scheme settings. -I ran the powercfg -requests tool, and it reported no problem.
I noticed when I ran the Toshiba hardware troubleshooter, it said to turn off the screen saver, but it was already turned off. I noticed in searching the net that other Toshiba users say they have noticed this too.
I also noticed that when I choose my photos as a screen-saver they take a long time to run, or sometimes not at all.
I'm looking for a way to automatically shutdown PC at midnight and turn it back on at 16h during work days (while I'm at work). Is there a way to do that in the built-in scheduler or is there an app for that?
Every now and then when I shut down my computer it will show "Restarting" for about 1-5 seconds (My pc is fast) and the display will shut off. But the computer will still be running, the HDD and all are running. I have to do a hard shutdown by holding the power button.
I have found this in the event logger:
"The system firmware has changed the processor's memory type range registers (MTRRs) across a sleep state transition (S5). This can result in reduced resume performance."
I heard it having something to do with "fast startup" or "Quick Boot" I am unsure.