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Why does the computer take a longer time to start than to shut down?

Why does the computer take a longer time to start than to shut down?

Why does my system take more time to start than to shut down?

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"Because when you're starting up, your computer has to load drivers from disk, into RAM, using your CPU. It has to load the OS kernel, initialise and begin displaying pictures via your VDU, start sounding... sound, so on. When you're shutting down, it has to safely turn off devices, and save settings, and so, and... not much else!

So the reason it takes longer to turn on, is because it's doing more. A lot more."