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System Failure Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable


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System Failure Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable an automatic restart of your computer on system failure in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
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How to Enable or Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows
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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable an automatic restart of your computer on system failure in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
How to Enable or Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows

information   Information
Whenever a critical error (ex: BSOD) is detected in Windows, Windows will restart itself by default to prevent any possible damage to your computer as a safety measure. The problem is that the error message on the screen only display on the screen very briefly (less than a second) before the PC restarts. If you turn off automatic restart on system failure, you will have time to read and write down the error message to help when troubleshooting.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable an automatic restart of your computer on system failure in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

You must be signed in to Windows as an administrator to be able to do the steps in the tutorial below.

Note   Note
If you disable automatic restart on system failure, Windows will hang on the error screen indefinitely until you manually restart the computer to escape from the error message.





OPTION ONE
Enable or Disable Automatic Restart in "Startup and Recovery"

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the System icon.​
2. Click/tap on the Advanced system settings link on the left side, and close the System window. (see screenshot below).​
System_Properties-A.png

3. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes (Windows 7/8) or Continue (Vista).​
4. Click/tap on Settings under Startup and Recovery. (see screenshot below)​
System_Properties-1.png

5. Do step 6 or 7 below for what you would like to do.​
6. To Enable Automatic Restart on System Failure
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Under System failure, check the Automatically restart box, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below step 7)​

7. To Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure
A) Under System failure, uncheck the Automatically restart box, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)​
System_Properties-2.png

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 4)​







OPTION TWO
Enable or Disable Automatic Restart using a REG File


Note   Note
The .reg files below are for the registry key and value below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl

AutoReboot DWORD

0 = Disable
1 = Enable


1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Enable Automatic Restart on System Failure
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg below, and go to step 4 below.​
Enable_Auto_Restart_on_System_Failure.reg
download

3. To Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg below, and go to step 4 below.​
Disable_Auto_Restart_on_System_Failure.reg
download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.​
5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.​
6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC Vista), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.​
7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​






OPTION THREE
Enable or Disable Automatic Restart in a Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt in Windows or a command prompt at boot, and do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Enable Automatic Restart on System Failure
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) In the command prompt, copy and paste the command below, press Enter, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)​
wmic recoveros set AutoReboot = True
CMD-on.png

3. To Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure
A) In the command prompt, copy and paste the command below, press Enter, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)​
wmic recoveros set AutoReboot = False
CMD-off.png

4. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.​







That's it,
Shawn


 
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Hi Shawn,

If your computer doesn't boot because of error it can be important change this settings on boot. And It will be better add "Option Four" like this;

1- Open CMD on boot.
2- Type regedit (Enter)
3- Select HKLM in the registry tree, and go to the File menu and click Load Hive
4- Give a random name
5- Go to \Windows\System32\config and double click on SYSTEM
6- Now go to on the Regedit; HKLM\RandomName\ControlSet001\Control\CrashControl
7- Change the value of AutoReboot to 0 (Zero)
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8- Close open windows and restart pc.
 

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Thank you nonpasara, but I think it may be easier to do OPTION THREE in a command prompt at boot instead though.
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    Custom self built
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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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nonpasaran

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Thank you nonpasara, but I think it may be easier to do OPTION THREE in a command prompt at boot instead though.
But you can't change any regisrty value if you open command prompt at boot.
wmic command parameter will not work on boot.
Only way (Without any live OS) is like I told before
Am I missing something?
 

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I was able to run the WMIC command in a command prompt at boot, and got a success message back. :huh:
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
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    Antivirus
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    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
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Brink

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No problem. Thank you for confirming as well. :)
 

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    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone