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VPN only connects after restart: a Simple Fix

Windows 10 with PPTP incoming connection only connects after restart, if you Google it, you will find a very fine article that teaches you how to fix the problem, it mentioned six methods, includes:


  • TCP/IP configuration, 
  • Tray-bar VPN menu bug, 
  • Glitched VPN Network connection,
  • Corrupted WAN Miniport (PPTP), 
  • Corrupted VPN dependency, 
  • PPTP and L2TP miniports are stuck in a limbo state, 


these solutions are very technical, for a lay person like me, non of these make sense.

I saw somewhere in a discussion group, one person says, he fixed this problem buy turning off Fast Start-up, it's one of the Power Saving options, which is supposed to help start your PC faster after shutdown. You can find it on Control Panel:

Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\System Settings

I am not sure exactly what HAPPENS (or not), but it definitely causes one of the afore-mentioned six possible configuration errors and then causes the Incomming Connection corrupt and refuse VPN connection.


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