I had the problem of Windows and Mint fighting over control of the system clock until I made this change to Mint, Windows doesn't get along with UTC time so I turned it off in Mint.
I hardly use windows anymore just keep it on just in case...
I'm still not sure as to why windows doesn't rest your hardware in soft boot, while it's loading.
Windows has never been known to play well with others.
-Dell Mini Netbook-Atom CPU-N270-1.60ghz; 16gbs mini ePCI PATA SSD
RAM- 1gbs-(Maya-Xfce) LInux 184.108.40.206-generic(i686)