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Published on 06.16.08 by Brent Trahan

Stop Windows Vista from Restarting when A STOP Error Occurs

This guide shows you how to prevent Windows Vista from automatically restarting after a STOP error (blue screen of death) occurs and to perform a complete memory dump.

Setting Windows Vista to not restart immediately after a STOP error makes it a little easier to trouble shoot the problem by being able to jot down the STOP errors that appear on the blue screen of death.

Performing a complete memory dump also makes advanced trouble shooting possible.

Setup System Failure Options

  1. Open Control Panel in the Start menu.
  2. Make sure the Control Panel is in Classic View by clicking Classic View in the left sidebar of the Control Panel.
  3. Open System.
  4. Click Advanced system settings in the left sidebar of the System window.
  5. Click Settings in the Startup and Recovery section.

  6. Uncheck Automatically restart in the System failure section and change Kernel memory dump to Complete memory dump in the Write debugging information section.

  7. Click OK in the Startup and Recovery and System Properties windows to save the settings.

If a fatal error is preventing your computer from booting up you should boot the computer with the last known good configuration.

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