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How to Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart in Windows 10

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A blue screen of death error (also called a stop error) can occur if a problem causes your PC to shut down or restart unexpectedly (aka: crash). When you experience this type of error, you won’t be able to see things like the Start menu or the taskbar on the screen when your PC is turned on. Instead you might see a blue screen with a message that your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.

This tutorial will show you different ways on how to enable or disable automatically restart computer on a BSOD system failure in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable BSOD automatic restart.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart in Startup and Recovery Settings
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart in Command Prompt
  • Option Three: To Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart using a REG file
  • Option Four: To Temporarily Disable BSOD Automatic Restart in Advanced Startup Settings at Boot


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BSOD Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 OPTION ONE BSOD Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart in Startup and Recovery Settings

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe, and click/tap on OK to open advanced System Properties.

2. Click/tap on the Settings button under Startup and Recovery. (see screenshot below)

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3. Check (enable - default) or uncheck (disable) the Automatically restart box under System failure for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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4. You can now close advanced System Properties if you like.





BSOD Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 OPTION TWO BSOD Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart in Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. Enter the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(To enable BSOD automatic restart - default)
wmic RecoverOS set AutoReboot = True

OR

(To disable BSOD automatic restart)
wmic RecoverOS set AutoReboot = False

3. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt.

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BSOD Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 OPTION THREE BSOD Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl

AutoReboot DWORD

0 = Disable
1 = Enable


1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable BSOD Automatic Restart

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_BSOD_automatic_restart.reg

download


 3. To Disable BSOD Automatic Restart

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_BSOD_automatic_restart.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





BSOD Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR BSOD Automatic Restart - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
To Temporarily Disable BSOD Automatic Restart in Advanced Startup Settings at Boot

Note   Note
This option will only temporarily disable BSOD automatic restart until the next time the computer is restarted. After you restart the computer, BSOD automatic restart will be enabled again unless you used option 1, 2, or 3 above to disable it.


1. Boot to Advanced Startup options.

2. Click/tap on Troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on Advanced options. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on Startup Settings. (see screenshot below)

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5. Click/tap on the Restart button. (see screenshot below)

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6. When the PC has finished restarting to Startup Settings, press either the F9 or 9 key to select Disable automatic restart after failure. (see screenshot below)

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7. The PC will now boot to Windows 10 with BSOD automatic restart disabled until the next time the computer is restarted.


That's it,
Shawn