Originally Posted by Katmandu
I found an option that goes into the Registry to shutoff the Auto-Restart after an error occurs. I'm going to try it and see if I can get the ERROR CODE of the BSoD.
I just remembered I have the instructions for that Registry trick here on my Email at work.
Here is is below. Got it off M$ Newgroup .... Now I just need the time to do it!...
> If you can boot to another XP installation on the computer then you
> can use Regedit on the working installation and load the System Hive
> of the broken installation and change the CrashControl AutoReboot registry value.
> 1. Run Regedit.exe from the running XP installation, and then go to
> the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key and highlight it.
> 2. On the Registry menu, click Load Hive, and then open the System
> hive in the broken Windows XP installation location. By default this
> installation is located at %SystemRoot%\System32\Config\System. The
> file is "System" without an extension.
> 3. Enter an arbitrary name when you receive a prompt for a key name in
> the Load Hive window. This loads the original HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hive
> as a subkey of the current key.
> 4. Change the value data in the AutoReboot value to 0 (zero), instead
> of 1, in the following key:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Cr ashControl
> *** See ControlSetNNN note below ***
> 5. Collapse the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subkey and unload the hive.
> This disables the Automatically Reboot option in the original Windows
> installation. After you follow these steps, you may be able to gather
> information from the STOP error message and resolve the problem that
> prevents the computer from starting.
> Look here for easy to follow example:
> xp-live and regedit
> *** You will notice that on a dormant XP system the registry has no
> CurrentControlSet key, it only has ControlSetnnn keys (ControlSet001,
> ControlSet002...) The CurrentControlSet key is created from one of the
> numbered keys when the computer reboots. To determine which Control
> Set will load when computer boots look at the
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Select key. The numbers there indicate
> which Control Set will be loaded depending on which boot option is chosen.
> Edit the AutoReboot value in the appropriate Control Set.