Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?




Brian didn’t even mention you in his post, he simply stated his views regarding fast startup as you stated yours. Why you feel insulted by this I don’t know, you sound almost like Donald Trump whose childish ways often cause him to feel personally insulted simply because somebody else didn’t share his views.

As far as waking up one’s laptop by lifting the lid as you mentioned, that means the laptop was in sleep mode which has absolutely nothing to do with fast startup.

Anyways, enough said, I really don’t think there is any reason to feel insulted, as you said, we can all do what we want with our PC’s and what is more we can all express our opinions and share our experiences. I started using computers in 1989 and in those 29 years of first using them while I was in University which included a bit of programming and other IT related courses and later using them every single day for personal use as well as to run my business I think I’m somewhat experienced. Having said this Brian’s posts indicate to me that he also has a great deal of experience and while I may not agree with everything he says I respect his views as I respect yours. But ultimately we have to agree to disagree when it comes to fast startup, just as Brian and many others I recommend turning it off, if it works great for you and you leave it on then that’s fantastic and you can share your experience, those who ask for advice then can weigh the advice they get and decide what they want to do. Of course I never did hear you say whether you actually shut down your computer or simply close the lid to put it into sleep mode and once again, this does make a difference when it comes to fast startup since fast startup doesn’t even come into play if you put your computer in sleep mode. From previous statements you made regarding not having to reboot your computer for weeks and simply lifting the lid and it’s up and running in 2 seconds I would say you put it into sleep mode rather than going to Power > Shutdown or pressing Alt+F4 from the desktop and choosing Shutdown.





From: <> On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?


Well, you might want to be careful of whom you’re insulting as I might have solutions you may need in the future. We all bring some sort of knowledge to these lists, so rather than putting walls between ourselves, we would all grow if we could build our collective pool of knowledge.


Regarding the link to the article you posted, those are some really weak reasons why someone would disable such a useful feature. It takes up space? C’mon, with the size of SSDs nowadays, most people probably have more kitten videos or MP3 files on their hard drives than the space taken up by fast startup.


I mean, ultimately, one’s computer is one’s computer, and he or she can do whatever he or she wants with their machine. On the other hand, if productivity is the goal, nothing can beat coming up with an idea, quickly lifting a laptop lid or pressing the power button on a Windows tablet, working through that thought, then moving on. With Fast Startup disabled, having to wait for one’s computer to fully power up and the difficulties that may bring on because at times Windows installs updates and alike, that can interfere with the creative process.


Ultimately, we all have the freedom to decide how to use our computers. J My goal is to convey useful information rather than hanging on to old fears from previous versions of Windows.





From: <> On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2018 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?


Hi Jeremy,


Now it sounds like you’re a bit of a fanboy of this horrible technology.


Now take a look at this article:-


In particular, the heading labelled why you might want to disable it.


It takes up space on your hard drive.  For some it doesn’t truly shut down the processor, even reports of fans spinning after shutting down.


Just accept that this may cause problems, and get on with life, enjoying fast startup as I know you do.


All the best




From: <> On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: 24 August 2018 14:41
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?


Ok, fair enough, one guy using the less than stellar Windows 8 (Sample size is n = 1), not to mention it was operating system corruption causing the problem and not fast boot. Still not really much of a sample from millions and millions of Windows 10 users whom don’t have these problems.




From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 6:24 AM
Subject: Re: "Fast Startup" sound akin to Startup Sound, could we get one?


On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 09:13 AM, Jeremy wrote:

Out of curiosity, what issues has this fast boot caused?

Taken directly from a client report written in November 2015, regarding a Windows 8 machine that was using Fast Startup and where the hibernation file used for same had become corrupted:

Caps Lock key was perpetually locked, backspace key did not work, up arrow and down arrow keys would not work.  He had already done a full system shutdown and restart and this did not clear the problems.  He acquired another portable wireless keyboard and mouse and the same behaviors were exhibited when these were in use, so the issue definitely was with the computer.   Windows 8 uses a form of shutdown known as a hybrid shutdown by default, where certain state information is written to a file at shutdown an read back in again upon restart.  I disabled this feature such that a shutdown completely powers down the laptop and retains no information regarding the prior session upon reboot.  This cleared all of the keyboard issues for the laptop and external keyboards upon rebooting.


I had never encountered anything like this before, and it was sheer luck that I eventually hit upon Fast Startup as the root cause.  The kinds of things that can go wrong if there is a corruption in the OS system state are myriad, and if that state is written out to a hibernation file and reloaded, you just carry it along.  Of course, one could do a forced Restart and that should clear it, but that's counterintuitive to those of us who have been taught for decades that using Shut Down was the definitive way to power the computer off and have Windows reload from scratch when powered up again.

If one wants to use Fast Startup then have at it.  Just realize that if you start to have inexplicable weirdness going on that doing a forced Restart, which does make Windows reload from the disc from scratch, is the first thing you should do.

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

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