How To Fix Windows 11 Restarts Automatically After Shutdown

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Windows 11 offers many new features, yet also has bugs. Users may experience Windows 11 PCs restarting automatically after shutdown. Without immediate resolution, this irritating issue can hinder business and cause data loss. This blog post discusses four practical ways to fix this issue and ensure your Windows 11 system works properly. To stabilize your PC, let's begin!

Update Windows

Updating your operating system is the first step to fixing software issues. Check for Windows updates using these steps:

  1. Windows key + I opens Settings.
  2. Click "Windows Update" in the left menu.
  3. Click "Check for updates" on the right.
  4. Download and install updates.

Reboot your system after updating to see if the automatic restart issue is fixed.

Configure Windows Update

Your PC may restart automatically due to Windows Update settings. Change these parameters to avoid unexpected restarts:

  • Windows key + I opens Settings.
  • Click "Windows Update" in the left menu.
  • Click "Advanced options" on the right.
  • To temporarily suspend updates, set the toggle switch to "On" under "Pause updates".

This prevents Windows 11 updates from installing instantly. See whether automatic restart persists. If it's fixed, manually install updates to keep your system secure.

Disable Fast Startup 

Fast Startup in Windows 11 reduces boot times, however it can cause shutdown and restart issues. Disabling Fast Startup may fix it:

  1. Press Windows+X and choose "Power Options."
  2. Click "Choose what the power buttons do" on the left.
  3. Access "Change settings that are currently unavailable."
  4. Scroll down to disable "Turn on fast startup (recommended)."
  5. Click "Save changes" to apply changes.

Restart your PC to see whether the automatic restart issue persists after shutdown.

Update Device Drivers

Outdated or incompatible device drivers can potentially cause system issues. Steps to update device drivers:

  • Right-click Start and choose "Device Manager."
  • Expand categories in Device Manager and find devices with yellow exclamation marks or warning symbols.
  • Right-click the device and choose "Update driver."
  • Automatic driver update search is available.
  • Install updated drivers using Windows' on-screen instructions.

Restart your PC after updating the drivers to see if the automatic restart issue is fixed.


Automatic restarts after Windows 11 shutdowns might be unpleasant. However, there are numerous options to address this issue. This blog post covered four practical solutions: checking for Windows updates, modifying Windows Update settings, disabling Fast Startup, and updating device drivers. Following these steps will provide you a stable and hassle-free Windows 11 experience. For maximum performance, update your system and drivers regularly.

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