How Can I Fix a PC That Keeps Rebooting Windows XP?

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Windows XP has a built-in protection mechanism that automatically triggers your computer to restart anytime a serious error or conflict has occurred. If you are trying to correct the issue while working within the Operating System, it can be a very irritating feature.

  • Click on "Start" and then on "Control Panel."

  • Change the Control Panel to Classic View by clicking "Change to Classic View" on the upper left-hand side.

  • Click on the "System" icon.

  • Click on the "Advanced" tab, there will be three sections each with a "Settings" button. Click on the bottom "Settings" button under the "Startup and Recovery" section.

  • Look under the section called "System Failure" and uncheck the box next to "Automatically Restart."

  • Close the window and restart your computer for changes to take effect.

Tips & Warnings

  • Depending on the issue, instead of your computer restarting, it may freeze or show a blue screen. Fortunately, if you do get a blue screen, you will now have enough time to actually write down the error code so that you can research it.

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