38. Disable Automatic Restart to Read Blue
Sometimes an error occurs on your machine and you
are immediately hit by a BSOD (Blue Screen Of
Death). The only problem is the screen flashes by so
quickly you rarely get to see what may have caused
the error in the first place. To the layman the
information on the screen may as well be in a
foreign language but, in a number of cases, to a
technician the all important 'gobbledegook' can mean
the difference between locating your problem or
complete disaster. By disabling the automatically
restart on system failure feature, you are able to
read what messages appear on the blue screen and
can, if necessary, pass the information on to your
technical support person.
1/Click Start button.
2/ From Start menu Click
3/ In Control Panel Click the
4/ In the System Window look on
the Left hand side of the window
and you will see a list of options.
Click on the Advanced System Settings
5/ Because Computer management requires
administrative privileges you may find the the
User Account Control will pop up.
If it does then enter the required information (if
you are not the administrator) or, if you are the
administrator, click the Continue
6/ In the Advanced Settings window look for the
Startup and Recovery section and
then Click the Settings button.
7/ In the Startup and recovery window
look for the section marked System Failure
and remove the tick mark from the
Automatically Restart option. Now
press OK button.
8/ Finally click the OK button
on the System properties Window and
then close the system window.