Posts Tagged ‘Restart’

Restart regularly in Windows 7.

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

As with all past Windows Versions restarting will clear up some common problems. Restart your PC at least once a week, especially if you use it a lot. Restarting a PC is a good way to clear out its memory and ensure that any errant processes and services that started running get shut down.

Restarting closes all the software running on your PC, not only the programs you see running on the taskbar, but also dozens of services that might have been started by various programs and never stopped. Restarting can fix mysterious performance problems when the exact cause is hard to pinpoint.

If you keep so many programs, e mail messages, and websites open that you think restarting is a hassle, that’s probably a sign you should restart your PC. The more things you have open and the longer you keep them running, the greater the chances your PC will bog down and eventually run low on memory.

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Disable Automatic Restart to Read Vista Blue Screen Messages.

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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 ‘scrambled numbers and letters’ 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 Control panel.
3. In Control Panel Click the System icon.
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 option.
5. Because Computer management requires administrative privileges you may find 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 button.
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 the OK button.
8. Finally click the OK button on the System properties Window and then close the system window.

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Sunday, December 14th, 2008

A lot of Windows XP users may experience a sudden and unexpected shut down and restart, which is not very convenient if you happen to be in the middle of something. This is caused by a setting in Control Panel and by default XP will automatically reboot in the event of a system failure.

Of course when something drastic goes wrong the PC may well be unusable but there is a small chance it may recover or at least leave you with enough functionality to save your work.

At any rate you have nothing to loose by switching this facility off and you can find it by going to Start > Control Panel > System. Select the Advanced tab, under Startup and Recovery click the Settings button and deselect ‘Automatically Reboot (Restart) on System Failure’, click OK and exit.