Do you notice that at times, you get a screen full of blue text, and the computer reboots too fast for you to read it? This means you've just had a Blue Screen of Death
and your machine is set to automatically reboot.
This step by step process describes how to turn off automatic reboot on blue screen of death in Windows Vista. The steps in windows XP are similar, and if you need those posted let me know.
Note, if you get UAC prompts, just click OK.
- Click on Start, and type System into the search box. Normally, item #4 on the list, which just says System will be what you want. See attachment #1.
- Click on Advanced System Settings. See attachment #2.
- Click on Settings in the Startup and Recovery section. See attachment #3.
- Make sure Automatically Restart is not checked.
- Click OK in every dialog box until you are back to the desktop.
If there's something I've missed let me know!