Area-51 R1 Fix Top Vents Not Closing w/ Windows 10


Jan 9, 2013
There's a shutdown glitch in Win10 that keeps the top vents up when u shutdown PC. I've been asked several times how to get the top vents to close, the below tips are what I do here so my vents close

Some motherboards may or may not have this Bios setting or a similar one, but before the W10 install, in my Bios under Settings/Advanced/Windows OS I have MSI Fast Boot & Fast Boot set to disabled, check your Bios for similar settings, even if u have to go through all the menus, see if your mthrbrd has a fast startup option u can disable in Bios

After the W10 install, make these four powerplan changes if your vents stay up, disable the following: Hibernate, Fast Startup, Allow Wake Timers, USB Selective Suspend

Those are the four power plan changes I do which ensure my vents close, there are two additional tips at bottom of post passed onto me by other users; as for the powerplan changes above, I'm not sure if it's one setting of the four, two, three or if all four settings are what do the trick

I did a fresh re-install of W10 Build 1903 (May 2019 Update) last month; after reaching the new desktop I immediately clicked shutdown to see what the vents do (they won't shut), I power back up & the 1st changes I make to the OS are to Disable hibernation > open command prompt > copy/paste this text > powercfg.exe /h off

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Next, Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power buttons do > Change settings that are currently unavailable > Click on 'Turn on fast startup' so that the checkmark disappears > Click 'Save Changes'

Next, make the following changes in your PowerPlan: find 'allow wake timers' & disallow, find 'USB selective suspend' & disable

Next, restart PC, see if vents now shut. If yes, good. Those four changes make my vents close

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If no, try this tip from user WarMachine (Builds 1709 & later): Start button, Settings, Accounts, Sign-in-options, Scroll down to Privacy and turn OFF 'Use my Sign-in info to Automatically finish setting up my device and reopen my apps after an update or restart' ... now shutdown PC, did vents close? If yes, good.

If no, a last resort might be this user tip: Press the SHIFT key & hold it down while clicking on Shut Down

If you have other tips please post them here


Apr 12, 2018
Hi Cass-Ole. Interesting find. I didn't know the "use my sign in info to automatically finish setting up my device" might be a possible fix. The case is in storage but maybe down the road I may give it another try.

My previous attempt was a z390e Asus Strix motherboard.
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