Auto Restart Option in Windows® 7
Do you want to know about the auto restart option in Windows 7 and how to disable it on system failure? Read on.
Sometimes by default, Windows 7 may be configured to restart immediately after a Blue Screen of Death or after some major system issues. Usually such reboots occur so fast that you may not see the error message on screen. In some error situations, the kernel or memory bug appears, that automatically reboots your Windows machine. In the case of some important servers this reboot is necessary, since they run some production applications. The rebooting brings the applications back online with the minimum possible downtime. Logs are maintained, which contain the error information whenever any system fails in Windows. This information is essential since it informs you of the reasons for the system crash. You may prevent this system from restarting automatically if any error like Blue screen of death happens so that you can read the error logs and solve the issue accordingly.
Following are the tips to disable auto restart on system failure in Windows 7:
- Advanced System Settings
- Start up and Recovery section
- Things to be kept in mind
Advanced System Settings
In order to disable auto restart on system failure in Windows 7, first of all you need to right click the 'Computer' icon and choose 'Properties'. Then you may get 'Control Panel' window displayed, here you need to choose the 'Advanced system settings' option located in the left side column. In the 'Advanced system settings' option you will get 'Start up and recovery' section.
Start up and Recovery section
After locating the 'Start up and Recovery' section, which is located at the bottom of the window, you need to click on the 'Settings' button. You need to find and check the check box next to 'Automatically restart' in the Start up and Recovery window. Click 'OK' in the Start up and Recovery window. Then Click 'OK' in the System Properties window. After that you can close the System window. Henceforth, when a problem causes a 'Blue Screen of Death' or any another major error that halts the system, Windows 7 will not force a reboot. You will have to reboot manually, when an error appears.
If you are not able to successfully start Windows 7 due to a 'Blue Screen of Death', then you may not be able to disable the automatic restart on system failure option. But you can disable this option from outside of Windows. Usually you may take only 10 minutes for disabling the Automatic Restart option in Windows 7.
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