How to resolve automatic restarts problem when Windows 7 experiences an error (Easy Fix Article - Written by MVP)

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The Windows 7 operating system suddenly restarts on its own during use.


The cause of the problem is that Windows 7 is set by default to automatically restart the operating system after a system failure.


It is recommended that you cancel automatic restart. If you restart after every system failure, then you will not be able to see some error messages. At "Start" -> "Computer" --> right click on "Properties", and then tap "Advanced system settings".

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In the advanced options of the system context menu, click on "Settings" for Startup and Recovery.

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In Startup and Recovery, uncheck the "Automatically restart" for system failure. Click "OK" after unchecking the checkbox.

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Article ID: 2621246 - Last Review: June 4, 2014 - Revision: 3.2
Applies to
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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