Video:Disable Auto Restart in Windows XPwith Don Schechter
See how to disable Auto Restart in Windows XP to help you trouble shoot system failures.See Transcript
Transcript:Disable Auto Restart in Windows XPHi, I'm Don Schechter with About.com Computing. Today I'll show you how to disable the automatic restart when you have system failure in WinXP.
Why Disable Auto Restart?WinXP is programmed to restart by default when a major error or system failure occurs. The reboot happens too fast to record the error message for use in trouble shooting your computer. Disabling the automatic restart will help you troubleshoot your computer and solve the problem.
Steps to Disable Auto Restart
- CLICK Start Menu / Settings / Control Panel
- CLICK 'System' icon
- CLICK 'Advanced' tab
- CLICK 'Settings' button to the right of the 'Start up and Recovery' section
- CLICK to uncheck the 'Automatically Restart' box
- CLICK 'OK'
Reboot ManuallyAfter doing this, you will have to reboot manually if you have a major error on your computer or a system failure.
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