How to stop automatic restart: Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP

How to stop automatic restart: Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP

No matter what version of Windows you use, you may experience some automatic restart scenarios you want to stop.

Why does Windows automatically restart?

Windows can automatically restart in some scenarios when some system failure error occurs or the OS detects some reasons it would be safer to automatically restart. In any way, you may find it useful to stop this kind of behavior.

How to stop automatic restart on Windows 11?

  • Press the Windows key along with the Pause or Break key to bring up the 'About' window in the Settings app
  • Open the Advanced system settings.
  • Under the Advanced tab, go to System Properties.
  • Scroll down and go to the Startup & Recovery section and click the Settings option.
  • Locate the System failure tab and uncheck in the box next to Automatically Restart.

How to stop automatic restart on Windows 10?

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the taskbar.
  • Open the Control Panel and go to System and Security > System.
  • Click on Advanced system settings and click on Settings… which is under the Startup and Recovery section.
  • Under System Failure, uncheck Automatically Restart.
  • Click Ok and Ok again to close the window.

How to stop automatic restart on Windows 8.1/8?

  • From the taskbar at the bottom of the desktop, open File Explorer.
  • On the left panel, right-click on This PC in the folder tree, and a new window will open.
  • Click on Properties and a new window will open.
  • Under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings section, click on the Change settings link.
  • From the opened System Properties box, go to the Advanced tab.
  • Under the Startup and Recovery section, click the Settings button.
  • On the Startup and Recovery box that comes up, under the System failure section, uncheck the Automatic restart checkbox.

How to stop automatic restart on Windows 7?

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the taskbar.
  • Go to Computer.
  • Right-click on Properties, and then go to Advanced system settings.
  • In the advanced options of the system context menu, click on Settings under Startup and Recovery.
  • Uncheck the Automatically restart for system failure.
  • Click Ok to confirm.

How to stop automatic restart on Windows XP?

  • Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > System > System Properties.
  • Select the Advanced tab.
  • Uncheck the Automatically restart option.
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