Disable Automatic Windows Restart on Error

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta December 16, 2021
Updated 2021/12/16 at 5:05 PM

In case of serious errors that prevent the correct functioning of the default versions of the Windows operating system, the system is restarted. This happens to get your device working again as quickly as possible. Sometimes it is necessary to disable the automatic restart of Windows in case of system failures because this alone does not solve the problem that caused the error.

This behavior can make it difficult to resolve the problems that caused the system failure. When the automatic restart option is activated, many times you will not be able to read the error message that the system launches. In addition, it may enter an infinite reboot cycle because this action alone does not correct the malfunction of Windows.

Fortunately, the automatic reboot of the system in case of failures can be disabled. With this, the error message will be displayed on the screen and you can calmly write it down. Once disabled the screen with the error message will hang until you manually restart your device. Here we explain how to disable automatic Windows restart in case of system failures in different versions of this operating system.

How to disable automatic restart on system error

The process to disable the automatic restart option in case of system failures is quite simple, you just have to bear in mind that it may vary a little according to the version of the operating system. To disable the automatic restart option, you will need to access the Startup and recovery from System properties on the Advanced system settings. Below we list several ways to disable automatic reboot depending on the version of the operating system.

  1. From the Control Panel: Access the Control Panel from the start menu or Windows Explorer. You can also access from Team properties accessing the Advanced system settings.
  1. In Windows versions 11, 10, 8, and 7, select Security system, in Windows Vista select System and Maintenance and in Windows XP select Performance and Maintenance. If one of these options does not appear, it is because you are in the Control Panel interface that shows all the applets. If it is your case there will be System and then go to Step 4 of this listing.
  2. Choose the option System or Security system -> System.
  1. In the left pane of the interface select Advanced system settings (in the case of Windows 11 this link appears on the right side of the interface). In Windows XP open the tab Advanced from System properties To access.
Access to Advanced System Settings in Windows 10.
  1. In the section Startup and recovery near the bottom of the new window, choose Setting .
System Properties interface in Windows 10.
  1. In section System error uncheck the box next to the option Reboot automatically to disable automatic Windows restart on errors.
Startup and recovery interface in Windows 10
Startup and recovery interface in Windows 10.
  1. To conclude select Accept to save the changes and then Accept again at the window System properties.

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