Has the “Enable Fast Startup” option on the “Power Options” page of the Control Panel disappeared? Follow these steps to regain the lost “Enable Fast Startup” option.
I recently had a strange problem with one of my friend’s computers where the “Enable Fast Startup” option was completely lost. Apparently, he had turned off the fast startup feature due to compatibility issues with some installed programs. Since then, the option to “turn on fast startup option” has completely disappeared. Since the option itself is gone, it can no longer be turned back on. Upon investigation, I found that this problem is common and that the option can disappear whether it is turned on or off.
Basically, the fastboot feature is on by default. Most modern laptops and desktop computers support this feature. As the name of this option suggests, it improves overall Windows boot time. You can turn it off as and when you need it. However, it is nearly impossible for the average user to change the fastboot option if the option itself is missing.
Fortunately, it is fairly easy to fix a missing “turn off fastboot” option. This quick guide will walk you through the steps to fix the missing “turn on fastboot” option on a Windows PC.
Fixing the lost “Enable Fast Startup”
To get the “Enable Fast Startup” option back, you need to enable the hibernation option. Once you do this, the fast startup option will appear again. Below are the instructions on how to do this.
- Open the “Start” menu.
- Request “Command Prompt.”
- Right-click on the Command Prompt result.
- Select “Run as administrator.”
- Click “Yes” in the UAC window.
- In the Command Prompt window, type “powercfg /hibernate on”.
- Press “Enter” key to execute the command you typed.
- Close the command prompt window.
- Restart the Windows PC.
- This will make the “Turn on fast startup” option available again.
First, open the command prompt with administrator privileges. To do this, open the Start menu, search for “Command Prompt”, right-click on the result, and select the “Run as administrator” option.
The moment you select the option, the UAC (User Access Control) prompt will appear.
In the command prompt window, type “powercfg /hibernate on” and press Enter.
As soon as you press the Enter key, the command is executed and the hibernate feature is turned on. If you navigate to the “Select Power Button Behavior” page, you will see that the “Turn on hibernate on” option is again available.
That’s all. Simply fix the missing “Turn on fast startup” option on the “Power Options” page in the Windows Control Panel. You can now enable or disable the fastboot option as needed.
Hope this helps. If you get stuck or need help, please comment below.