moderated Re: JAWS not speaking at all on starting system

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>

Turn Off Win10 Fast Startup

1. Open Control Panel then select Power Options. This is presuming that you’re using the classic “Small Icons” view in Control Panel. If not, navigate to the “View by” control and select “Small Icons,” then navigate to Power Options.
2. Activate the Choose what the power button does link on the left side of the dialog.
3. In the dialog just opened, activate Change settings that are currently unavailable link.
4. Scroll down to the Shutdown settings section.
5. Remove the check mark from the Turn on Fast Startup (Recommended) checkbox.
6. Select the Save Changes Button.

Additional Information
Another name for the Fast Startup is Hybrid Boot.
With a full shutdown everything is closed and nothing is saved.
When the Fast Startup is enabled and the computer is shut down, the User Session is closed, but the Kernel Session is Hibernated. You are not doing a full shutdown, but a partial shutdown and partial hibernation.
From a Microsoft Forum discussion regarding Fast Startup:
“Now here’s the key difference for Windows 8: as in Windows 7, we close the user sessions, but instead of closing the kernel session, we hibernate it. Compared to a full hibernate, which includes a lot of memory pages in use by apps, session 0 hibernation data is much smaller, which takes substantially less time to write to disk.
If you’re not familiar with hibernation, we’re effectively saving the system state and memory contents to a file on disk (hiberfil.sys) and then reading that back in on resume and restoring contents back to memory. Using this technique with boot gives us a significant advantage for boot times, since reading the hiberfile in and reinitializing drivers is much faster on most systems (30-70% faster on most systems we’ve tested).”

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: October 26, 2021 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS not speaking at all on starting system

How do you disable fast startup in the Jaws options?

I've not been able to find this option here.

I'm wondering if this may be part of my problem with Jaws not coming up reliably on the older Dell Lattitude E6540 laptop that I just upgraded to Windows 10.

Am using the latest build of Jaws 2021 on that computer.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS not speaking at all on starting system

Do you have fast startup turned on? If so this could be your problem. If Jaws isn't coming up reliable and you are sure it is correctly set up to start at login I would disable this in Jaws Options and set up Narrator to start at the login screen and see if that works better. You can still set Jaws to start again after you log in, but use Narrator just for entering your password.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of turab chimthanawala
Sent: October 25, 2021 11:03 PM
To: jfw <>
Subject: JAWS not speaking at all on starting system

Hi all,
I use Windows 10, JAWS 2021. Though I have chosen the option for JAWS to start automatically, on some occasions, it does not speak at all.
This happens both on Starting as well as from Sleep mode. On checking through sighted assistance, my microphone is not muted.
Only option left is to restarting and keep doing till I hear JAWS speak.


Turab Chimthanawala

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