Fast Startup hangs

thux2828
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When I boot up my laptop with Fast Startup on, it freezes, forcing me to restart (which turns off Fast Startup for that boot). Resuming from hibernate always hangs too.

I have tried two different hard disks as well Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. All were fresh installs (aside from Windows 10, which was upgraded from a fresh Windows 7 installation). Enabling boot logging in msconfig didn't yield results. Only my successful (slow) boots are recorded in it.

I'd rather not have to wait 2-3 minutes to use my machine. As it is a laptop, I don't want to leave it in sleep--- the battery may not last a day of classes.

Thanks for your help

Specs:
Model: HP DV6-1207ax
CPU: 2.2GHz AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-75
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4650
Memory: 4GB
Hard disks used:
Western Digital 320GB HDD (WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0)
Western Digital Black 2 SSHDD with 120GB SSD, 1TB HDD
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
HP has had issues with Hibernate which is probably at the root of the issue.

Try upgrading the Power Management drivers from the HP Support site.

Try using Suspend. Suspend uses minimal battery power and my own ThinkPad will go all day if suspended for some portion. Maximum always on time is about 3.5 hours.
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Commented:
In win10, Try to upgrade all device drivers using the automatic search that device manager offers.
The machine is old, maybe the devices have problems with 8/10 but would run on 7. Hp has no drivers for this device for 8. Neither for 10, but for 10 it advises the same I wrote before.
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Commented:
i found many problems with hibernate - so i suggest to not use it.

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Commented:
It seems there is no such Power Management driver for my model. I tried Scan for Hardware Changes in Device Manager and it found nothing. HP's own driver update software didn't find anything out of date or missing either, although I'm sure there's every chance it's a driver issue even if HP no longer supply updates to fix it.

I guess it'll be my sacrifice for using a 7 year old machine that came with Vista pre-installed. It's held up well for a laptop (I think my wife treated it well). It performs as well as a new low-end laptop, so if this is my only issue I feel it would be a waste to bin it.

Thanks all.
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Commented:
no need to trash it- i also like to keep older things running
just use them as they are
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Don't scan for hardware changes in device manager, instead have it detect driver updates, but hp says, that will probably only work on 10.
Commented:
Thanks all. Have gone back to Windows 7 as hibernate works on it. Sounds like a driver issue.
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Ok. Then finish this question.

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