Check if Windows 10 last boot was from Fast Startup, Full Shutdown, or Hibernate

Check if Windows 10 last boot was from Fast Startup, Full Shutdown, or Hibernate

Windows 10 at three Startup options, we are the Quick Start (Hybrid), the Complete stop and the Hibernate mode. By default, hybrid startup is selected. It does not completely shut down the computer but keeps it in sleep mode so that the computer will resume very quickly during the next boot session. Hibernation mode is an energy saving mode that puts the computer on standby. This article will help you check if your last boot session has been a quick start, a complete shutdown, or a hibernation.

Quick Start (Hybrid) vs. Full Stop Mode vs. Hibernate Mode

  1. Quick Start (aka: hiberboot, hybrid start or hybrid stop) is enabled by default on Windows and allows your PC to start faster after shutdown. Even faster than hibernating.
  2. Hibernate is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops and may not be available for all PCs (computers with InstantGo do not have the Hibernate option). Hibernate uses less power than sleep mode and when you restart the PC, you are back to your current state (but not as fast as the sleep mode). Use hibernation when you know you will not be using your laptop or tablet for a long period of time and you will not be able to charge the battery during this time.
  3. A complete stop Closes all applications, disconnects all users and completely turns off the PC. A complete shutdown is useful if you do not plan to use your PC for a long period of time and want to turn it off completely.

Check if the last boot of Windows 10 came from a quick start, a complete shutdown or a prolonged sleep

Open PowerShell. Copy and paste one of the following commands into PowerShell, and then press Enter.

Get-WinEvent -ProviderName Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-boot -MaxEvents 10 | Where-Object {$ -like “27”}


Get-WinEvent -ProviderName Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-boot -MaxEvents 10 | Where-Object {$_.message -like “The boot type*”}

Now, in the result of the PowerShell window, search The type of startup was under the period of time you want to stop.

Compare it with the table below:

Start-up Description of the type
0x0 cold start from the full stop
Hybrid boot 0x1 (fast start)
0x2 resume since hibernation

This is how you can check if the last Windows 10 start is from Fast Startup, Full Shutdown or Hibernate.

Obinna Onwusobalu, MCSA MCTS MCITP, has studied Information and Communication Technologies and is an avid follower of the Windows ecosystem. He runs a computer software clinic.

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