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    System Failure Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable

    System Failure Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable
    How to Enable or Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows
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    11 Aug 2014
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    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.





    System Failure Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable OPTION ONE System Failure Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable
    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).

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    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)

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    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)


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







    System Failure Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable OPTION TWO System Failure Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable
    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.






    System Failure Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable OPTION THREE System Failure Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable
    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


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    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



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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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.
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    Sory Shawn. It worked for me now.
    First time maybe i wrote command wrong
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    No problem. Thank you for confirming as well.
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