What I found in the event log is some information that apparently the system was reactivated from standby mode, but I definitely shut the system down regularly. This happens all the time. What is it, some faulty ACPI config?

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Since Windows 8, the shutdown is a logoff of the user + hibernation of the kernel/Windows services.

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So booting is now a resume of the kernel/all drivers/services + login of a user. This resuming of services/drivers is much faster compared to a full boot where Windows has to start each service/driver again. So everything is fine. If you want the old boot/shutdown or dualboot with Linux systems, disable fast Startup.

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Otherwise you can't mount the Windows partition in Linux.


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    That's it! I'm switching to Linux! I've been lied to for too long. lol I can't believe I am just learning this little fact... this explains a lot for me! +1 Aug 5, 2016 at 8:34
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    Another option is to hold Shift while clicking the shutdown.button. This also performs a "real" shutdown.
    – Jakube
    Aug 5, 2016 at 8:59
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    Incidentally, if you dual-boot, windows does close off properly when you call for a restart, but uses hibernate functionality when you do a shutdown, and linux' NTFS drivers will refuse to mount a hybernating windows drive. Something to be aware of.
    – Shadur
    Aug 5, 2016 at 11:12
  • @Shadur that bothered me for months and months until I finally figured it out! Aug 5, 2016 at 14:04
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    More specifically, you can only mount hibernating Windows drives as read-only in Linux without using dark majicks.
    – Schism
    Aug 5, 2016 at 16:24

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