Repeated requests to restart

Since I went through an ordeal after a Windows update whereby I got a "Please insert media" message and couldn't do anything which was ultimately fixed with the Windows logo key + L I have been getting repeated requests to restart the computer. I just got one a little while ago. I think they're happening about once a day now. I selected "Remind me later" (which it will). There are 2 kinds of restart popups: a long green one in the middle of the screen and a smaller black one in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

What should I do to stop the repeated restart requests? I thought of System Restore but would that work? Or use that recovery flash drive that I created but didn't use? Is there an easier way? Computer appears to be working fine otherwise.

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Re: restart
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Where are the Power Options?

My Control Panel:

System and Security
Network and Internet
Hardware and Sound
User Accounts
Appearance and Personalization
Clock and Region
Ease of Access

No power options to change fast startup. ?

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Re: power options

Control Panel has 2 views, the category view that you see now, and the item view, where you see all items alphabetically. For some reason, Microsoft thinks that the category view is the easiest for the users, so that's the default.

My guess is that Power Options are in the 'System and Security' category, or maybe in 'Hardware and Sound'. But I didn't check, since one of the first things I do in a new PC is to set it to item view, because that's what I find easiest to use.

Your choice here in customising your PC for your use.

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Working now

Disabling fast startup and rebooting did not work, at least not initially. After a few days the startup requests did stop. Thank you kindly for your help.

I wonder if they would have stopped on their own. I also wonder if there's any advantage to re-enabling fast startup.

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