Last night when I shut down my computer, it went off very quickly. This morning, I wanted to restart it having made no changes to anything other than a template I had created some time ago. It took several minutes, with the little beads going around in a circle, to shut down, then restart. Puzzling. Any ideas? thanks.
(Solved) - Restarting Windows 8(6 posts)
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Did it happen again? Otherwise XHI is probably correct. Usually the updates are done in 2 parts, part during shutdown and your see a message NOT to turn off your computer and percent progress, and then on the ensuing power on either a progress for the update or a long time to boot with an intermediate screen of twirling dots. Turning off and restarting, I've not seen that before though?
On an SSD, sometimes there is a long delay for the twirling dots to show, and I think it is an SSD's TRIM working then.
Thanks to all. The circling beads were all by themselves, no notice about updates or a warning not to turn off my computer which I always got on XP and still get on Win 7 in my laptop. I'll see how it goes for the next few days and let you know. In any event, no harm done.
(Later) I just tried again. The time elapsed from when I clicked on Restart to the appearance of my desktop was about a minute. Updates, to be sure. Thanks XHI and company.