SteadyState 2.5 Disk protection fails on Vista HP SP1 machine after dirty reboot RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using SteadyState 2.5 in a lab environment with disk protection.  PC’s are Vista Home Premium SP1.  When the student reboots the machine “dirty” (i.e., push and hold the power button) all SteadyState disk protection settings are lost.   Is this a known issue or bug?  Is there a way to prevent this?

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 1:51 PM


  • Hi David, this is by design in the current verson of Windows SteadyState. Indeed, when the system is not shut down normally, WDP reverts to "remove all changes at restart" because the disk is not guaranteed to be in a consistent state under those circumstances. We still recommend users to make sure the computer is shut down properly.

    To prevent the issue, you can turn on hibernation so that when pressing the power button the users are still logged on.

    You can also check the following thread:

    Disk Protection Defaults at Restart

    Hope this helps!

    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Friday, October 2, 2009 5:39 AM