Quote: Originally Posted by pochp
Every time I start my Windows, I always get this message on a second BIOS screen: 'Windows did not shut down properly'. I have to click 'Start Windows normally every time. Waste of time. How to bypass that?
The way you shut down your computer could affect how it starts up the next time and whether or not you get that 'Windows did not shut down properly' error message. How are you shutting down your computer? The start button? The power button? Closing the lid if it's a laptop?
If you're shutting down using the start button, a frequent cause of 'Windows did not shut down properly' could be a process or app that was still running in the background. You could make a desktop shortcut to shut down the computer and any open programs.
Right click an empty space in the desktop > New > Shortcut, > then type: Shutdown -f
Now instead of shutting down the usual way, just use that shortcut to shutdown. If you no longer receive the error message it means some program isn't shutting down properly. If you post back with the requested info and the results of using the desktop shortcut other troubleshooting steps can be provided.