Windows is not shutting down completely or Restarting by itself when connected to power adapter or Docking station |Windows 10|

Welcome to my other post where I am going to tell you about another new fix where we are going to fix one more Windows 10 issue in which Laptops just restarts by itself when you choose to Shutdown the computer and it auto restarts by itself especially when Laptop is connected to Power sources like Docking Station or AC Adapter.

No matter how many times you try to shut the computer down using the power button, using Start menu shutdown options, shutdown command, or creating a shortcut, but it will always restart.

But it seems like power source is somehow triggering it to restart; initially, I had a thought that it could be an issue with the HW of the computer because it was shutting down all the ways and then restarting from outside of the OS. But later identified problem started to occur after 1803 update on the Windows 10 PC. When tried rolling it back to a 1709 update of Windows 10, this issue disappears; hence to regenerate and confirm that issue is with Windows alone reinstalled the Windows 10 1803 upgrade now, the problem came back.

Did research and found this issue mainly on the i7 processor working on Windows 10 1803 version and found a fix as well.


Open Run Box (Win logo Key + R) Then type powercfg.cpl to access the power options page as in below image:
Open Run Box (Win log Key + R) Then type powercfg.cpl to access the power options page as in below image:

Then click on "Choose what the power buttons do," as highlighted in yellow in the above image.

Then uncheck the box "Turn on fast startup(recommended)," as highlighted in green in below image:

If you are successfully able to save this option, then try shutting down the computer and see how it does work. If you are successfully able to Shutdown the Computer, then your issue is resolved, or else you can try below command to remove this setting altogether:


Run this command with Admin rights to make it work.

Issue Status: resolved.

Problem Detail:

This one's relatively rare, but it's a big enough problem that it's shown up on several different support forums: When you install the Creators Update, it might automatically enable Windows' Fast Startup option, which puts your PC into a low-level hibernation state when you shut it down.

Fast Startup can create more problems when booting up, like getting stuck at the BIOS and having to pull the power plug to get the PC up and running again. It can also make it difficult to access the BIOS if you need to change boot settings or check on an overclock mode(S3, S4, S...n, hyperthreading and turbo boost)in BIOS. Luckily, there's an easy fix. You just need to disable hibernation with our good old friend, the command prompt "CMD."
If you are still facing the Windows 10 Auto-restart issue, and it does not matter whether the AC adapter/Docking station is connected or not, then Click here for a fix.


  1. This is an awesome resource for anyone that is having this issue. I am thankful that this has not been a problem for me as I hate running into problems and getting slowed down when trying to get my work done and more. I am definitely going to bookmark this for future reference. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thankfully I don't run a windows computer, but this would be so helpful for many. Great resource!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your tips. Sometimes the trouble will be settled when you restart the computer. Works every time to me!

  5. I haven't experienced this problem for a long long while. But I bookmarked your page just in case.

  6. I'm a Mac user so thankfully I don't run into this issue. This is a great guide for all the PC users out there.

  7. Oh wow! I've never had this happen. But I am glad there are people out there who understand how to solve this stuff!

  8. Thanks for sharing this! I always get stuck and this would help me. Pictures and demos are always a way to make a problem look simple.

  9. I don't use Windows but will definitely pass this post on to a friend who does. She will find this post to be helpful! :)

  10. As such I haven't experience such problems but I'll keep in mind these points if I need them in future

  11. I need all of the tech help I can get! Thanks for this super helpful post!

  12. I have yet to experience these problems. however this is a great resource for those that have and I will keep these in mind if these problems ever occur.

  13. This is such a great resource! Something I will definitely come back to if I'm having this issue.


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