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NFT: Computer question re: startup vs. restart.

Marty in Albany : 9/7/2017 3:56 pm
I run Windows 10 Pro. Startup takes about 15 seconds, but restart takes about 80 seconds. Logic suggests that a restart should be as quick or quicker than startup.

Is my computer working properly?

Thanks in advance.
Why would a restart be faster?  
YAJ2112 : 9/7/2017 3:57 pm : link
It has to stop everything before it starts them back up again
in other words  
YAJ2112 : 9/7/2017 3:58 pm : link
restart = shut down + start up
Windows 10 uses a "Fast Startup" function by default.  
guitarguybs12 : 9/7/2017 4:02 pm : link
It keeps the Windows Kernel, loaded drivers, and system state in RAM after shutdown.

Doing a restart clears all of that out instead, thus the time difference.
Thanks, guys. Those answers make sense.  
Marty in Albany : 9/7/2017 4:23 pm : link
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