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Don’t Restart

Friday, May 19th, 2006 by | Filed Under: System Tune-Up Help
 
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Don’t Restart

When you go to shut down your computer, you may notice that there is an option there for you to restart your computer as well. This option is there for all the times you just want to restart your computer instead of completely shutting it down, but did you know that it also plays a part in system failures? Basically, Windows is set to automatically restart your computer whenever a fatal error occurs on your system.

But, let’s say the problem only happens when you’re shutting down your computer. If Windows automatically restarts your computer in a situation like that, how are you supposed to find out any other information about why the error happened in the first place? Everything is gone so quickly with the restart. If this wasn’t the case, you might be able to find out some additional information about the problem.

So, if you are having failure problems, one of the things you can do during your troubleshooting process is stop your computer from automatically restarting. The changed setting may allow you to see more information about the error, which will help you troubleshoot even further.

To do this, right click on your My Computer icon and select Properties. Choose the Advanced tab and under the Startup and Recovery section, click on the Settings button. Now, uncheck the box that says “Automatically restart.”

So, when that error shows its ugly face again, your system will remain shut down until you do a regular boot up. You can then hopefully see more of what’s going on and it may help you fix the problem faster. This may not help you in every situation, but it’s worth a try.

~ Erin

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