Windows 8 is the latest OS of Microsoft Corporation and is far advanced in performance and efficiency when compared to its predecessors. However, with every product there will be one issue or the other and the latest operating system too has its share of problems. The restart and shutdown issues are the most common Windows 8 problems that users complain of while using this OS. Quite often, the computer restarts when the login screen appears and hangs while booting or even shuts down without a command from the user.
Windows 8 comes with a feature called Hybrid Shutdown that enhances the speed of the system during startup. This is possible by making the kernel session hibernate instead of closing; the computer doesn’t have to work too much to resume from hibernation and hence the startup time is reduced drastically.
However the hybrid shutdown feature isn’t always a boon for users as it has been held responsible for many of the problems with the OS. Users can rectify this by disabling the shutdown feature and here are the steps that will help you do just this.
Steps to follow
- On the new Start Screen, you can type power to instruct the Windows to search and display the results for the term.
- If you are on the desktop, move the mouse cursor to the top-right corner where you will access the Charms Bar. Select the Search option and in the search box, type in power.
- A list of search results will appear on a page and click on the Settings link available on the page. Inside the link, click the link marked by Change what the Power Buttons Do.
- The above action will open the Power Options Window. Another way to open the same page is to type in powercfg.cpl in the RUN field and click ENTER. Click on the link marked as Choose what the power buttons do.
- Navigate to the bottom of the screen and you will see an option marked as Turn on Fast Startup in the settings section of Shutdown.
- Uncheck the box and this will disable the option. Save the changes by clicking on the button Save Changes.
- Restart your computer again and this should fix Windows 8 problems related to the hybrid shutdown feature.
Windows 8 is still only in its first year and hence you may encounter quite a few problems. In such cases, contact Microsoft’s customer care for prompt resolutions.