Disable Automatic Restart in Windows XP / FIX Windows XP Restarting by itself


If there is a vital error in your system, Windows XP will restart itself by default with out asking your permission i.e. without any warning. You might be in the middle of some work and may not have saved it. This causes a lot of loss (data or hardware) to you some times. Windows XP restarts by itself to record the error message for troubleshooting purposes. This is a thing you most often don’t make use of or don’t require. So here is how to disable XP restarting by its own……….

  1. Press [Win] + [R] or select ” RUN ” from the start menu and type
    Control Panel “.
  2. The control panel will now open up. Now double click on the ” System ” icon. Make sure you have selected ” Switch to classic View ” option in control panel if not you won’t see the ” System ” option.
  3. Now in ” System Properties ” windows select the ” Advanced Tab “.
  4. Click ” Settings ” in the ” Startup and Recovery ” area.
  5. You will see an option saying ” Automatically restart ” with a check box ticked to left of it. Remove the tick mark in the check box and click ” OK ” in the ” Startup and Recovery ” window.
  6. Now click on ” OK ” in the ” System Properties ” windows.

This is it. So from now on when the BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error screen comes Windows XP will not restart by itself, it will ask your permission to restart. so you can restart the system manually if you need.


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  • 1 Comment

    • The one solution i know
      If u have installed any new program then uninstall it , or restore ur pc, you can do this by following steps
      1. click on start menu,click on RUN
      2.Type msconfig
      3.there is a tab of launch restore point.
      4.Click on this launch it early point.
      There could b
      It may be a fatal error that is causing the computer to restart. You can easily stop the restart problem by changing your system
      features to restrict automatic startup when your computer’s having a problem. Here is how:

      Use System Failure Settings to Stop Automatic Restarts.

      1. Click Start and Open the Control Panel
      2. Go to System and Maintenance, Click on System.
      3. Select Advanced System Settings and choose Advance tab.
      4. Under Startup and Recovery, click on Settings.
      5. Under System failure uncheck Automatically restart.
      Another cause for random reboots is that the computers processor is getting too hot. To check this, enter the computers bios during boot (usually by pressing Delete, F1 or F10 when the computer just starts) and there will be an option about the computers temperature (often under “PC Health”).
      lick on Start-Programs-Start Up. If there are any listings in the Start Up area, you need to delete as many as you can.(Right click the listing and choose ‘Delete’) Please remember that these are just shortcuts to programs and not actual program files, so its safe to delete them. Don’t get rid of some that you really like like Microsoft Shortcut Bar or any others that you really want on the screen when it starts.
      also clean up ur registry first using registry cleaner reg in out
      Then click on Start-Run, in the typing area put ‘msconfig’ (without the quotes), press Ok. When the System Configuration Utiltiy box opens, click on the Start Up tab. You will see a number of listings with boxes and check marks in them. These are programs that run at start up. You can safely uncheck many of the boxes. Don’t uncheck System Tray, Scan Registry, or your Virus Scan startup programs. After you’re done, click ‘Apply’, then 0K, and the computer will ask you to restart. Do it and then check your resources again. Hopefully they are much higher.(Don’t worry too much, if you make a mistake you can always go back to this box and put a check back in any of the listings you want)

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