Fan and lights staying ON even after shutdown in Windows 10 / 11 Fix

Are the fan and the lights stays ON after you shut down your computer? If it stays ON then that is a very concerning point you should not neglect further. Typically this is an issue of proper power usage on your system. Some misconfigured settings in the Power Profile is causing this problem. Simply follow these easy fixes to solve the problem.

Fix 1 – Shutdown your PC using command

1. Just search cmd in Windows 10 search box.

2. Right Click on search result cmd icon and choose run as administrator.

Cmd Admin Min


3. Now, run the command given below to shutdown your computer fully without any problem.

shutdown /s /f /t 0

This command will fully shutdown your PC , forcibly closing any hindering application or so.

Fix 2 – Switch Off the Link State Power Management

Sometimes the power management system may cause this issue.

1. To launch a Run terminal, press Windows key+R together.

2. In the Run window, type or copy-paste this run command and then hit Enter.

control.exe powercfg.cpl,,3


Poweroptions Run


3. Here, click on the “PCI Express“.

4. Then, click on “Link State Power Management” to expand it.

5. Now, you need to click on the drop-down of ‘Settings‘ and choose “Off” from the listed options.




6. Click on “Apply” and “OK“.


Apply Ok


This will stop the Link State Power Management on your computer.

Fix 3 – Switch off the fast startup

Sometimes the fast startup in the system may cause this peculiar problem.

1. At first, you need to press Windows key+R keys together to launch the Run window.

2. Now, copy-paste this command and then hit Enter to execute it.



Poweroptions Run


Power Options window will be opened.

3. Now, click on the “Choose what power buttons do” option.


Choose What The Power Buttons Do Min


4. You need to click on “Change settings that are currently unavailable“.


Change Settings


5. Next, under ‘Shutdown settings‘, uncheck the option “Turn on fast startup (recommended)“.

6. Then, click on “Save changes“.


Turn On Fast Startup


Once you have switched off the fast startup, restart your computer. If this doesn’t solve your issue go for the next fix.


Fix 4 – Disable Hibernation

Many users have solved the issue simply by switching off the hibernation mode on their system.

1. At first, press the Windows key+S keys together. Then, type “cmd” in the search box.

2. Then, right-click on the “Command Prompt” and click on the “Run as administrator“.


Cmd.exe Admin


3. In the terminal window, copy-paste this command. To execute it, press the Enter key.

powercfg -h off

Once you have turned off the hibernation on your system, switch it off and check if this works on your computer.

Fix 5 – Enable hibernation

Sometimes enabling hibernation on your system may do the trick.

1. Type “cmd” in the search box.

2. After that, right-click on the “Command Prompt” and click on “Run as administrator“.


Cmd.exe Admin


3. To enable the hibernation, paste this command, and hit Enter.

powercfg -h on

Once you have switched on the hibernation and check if works.

Fix 6-  Update or Rollback the IMEI

Try to update or rollback the Intel Management Engine Interface driver.

1. Press the Windows key along with the ‘X‘ key.

2. Then, click on the “Device Manager“.


Device Manager


3. Now, simply click on the “System Devices“.

4. Then, right-click on the “Intel Management Engine Interface” and then click on “Properties“.


Management Engine Props


5. Then, click on “Update driver” to update the driver.

6. If this driver has received an update recently, click on “Rollback driver“.


Update And Rollback Driver


Restart your computer.

This should have fixed your problem.

5 thoughts on “Fan and lights staying ON even after shutdown in Windows 10 / 11 Fix”

  1. Really clear and useful, for me it was the quick startup causing lights to stay on, thanks.
    Nicely put together.

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