BSOD Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart in Windows 11


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A BSOD (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 11.


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



Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart in Advanced System Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart using command in Windows Terminal
  • Option Three: Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart using REG file
  • Option Four: Temporarily Disable BSOD Automatic Restart in Advanced Startup at Boot


EXAMPLE: BSOD

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Option One

Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart in Advanced System Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on About on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Click/tap on the Advanced system settings link, and close Settings. (see screenshot below)

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4 In the Advanced tab of System Properties (SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe), click/tap on the Settings button under Startup and Recovery. (see screenshot below)

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5 Check (enable - default) or uncheck Automatically restart for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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6 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Option Two

Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart using command in Windows Terminal


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(Enable BSOD automatic restart - default)​
wmic RecoverOS set AutoReboot = True

OR​

(Disable BSOD automatic restart)​
wmic RecoverOS set AutoReboot = False

3 You can now close Windows Terminal (Admin), if you like.

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Option Three

Enable or Disable BSOD Automatic Restart using REG file


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.

2 Enable BSOD Automatic Restart

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


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl]
"AutoReboot"=dword:00000001

3 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


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl]
"AutoReboot"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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




Option Four

Temporarily Disable BSOD Automatic Restart in Advanced Startup at Boot


This option will only temporarily disable BSOD automatic restart until the next time the computer is restarted.


1 Boot to Advanced Startup (WinRE).

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 11 with BSOD automatic restart disabled until the next time the computer is restarted.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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