Is Shadow Defender okay for my drives?

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  1. Itay

    Itay Registered Member

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    Hello,
    I'm not sure what Shadow Defender is doing but whenever I exit Shadow Mode (Which I put on all of my drives) it takes about 3-5 minutes to restart even though I use a SSD and my regular boot time is a few seconds which leads me to wonder if Shadow Defender could be damaging my drives.
     
  2. stapp

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    What operating system are you using?
    If it is Win 10 do you have Fast startup/Fastboot disabled ? (this is recommended)
     
  3. Itay

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    I am using Windows 10. I did have fast startup turned on but have just disabled it thanks to your suggestion. However, the tooltip says "This helps start your PC faster after shutdown. Restart isn't affected". I am currently working on my PC so I can't test it right now but I always exit Shadow Mode with a reboot so are you sure that's why it does that?
     
  4. stapp

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    The maker of Shadow Defender recommends that it is turned off.
    Yes although Restart is like a cold boot, Fastboot is still something I turn off on all my machines. This means when I shutdown my machines they are really shutdown and not just having a sleep !
    Give it a test and post back.
     
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  6. Itay

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    Thanks guys :D
    Disabling fast boot has solved my issues :)
     
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