I don't know if this is normal, or something is wrong with my laptop, but Hibernate is practically unusable, because the computer is too sluggish after waking up. (Switching between open applications takes more than 10 seconds, once I measured 42 sec from typing in Google.com in Firefox to Google being shown). So I never use it, and shut down every evening. Sometimes I forget to shut down, it goes automatically into hibernate sometime at night, and when I am back, I have to restart to be able to work properly.
But now I find the laptop waking up every morning, instead of booting. I started paying special attention that I really shut it down in the evening, but nevertheless it continues to wake up. I don't know how long this has been going on, maybe the last update or an application installation has changed the settings or caused a bug (normally I would suspect myself too, but I am certain that I haven't opened the control panel for months).
It looks like the settings are OK. The button in the Start menu says "Shut down", not "Hibernate", and when I use it, it looks like it is really shutting down. All fans and lights go out. But on start up, it definitely says "Windows is being resumed" (message backtranslated) and all programs and documents which were open when shutting down are automatically opened. I also don't see the screen for choosing an account, but only get prompted to enter the password for my account.
Does anybody know how to get Windows to actually shut down when the "Shut down" button is used?