How to avoid computer reboot when blue screen error

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Blue screen of death (BSOD) is the terminology used when Windows crash appeared with blue screen. Typically, the blue screen crash occurred when Microsoft Windows encounter a critical error at kernel level and failed to recover from it. The general cause of blue screen crash is due to crash in the hardware driver or low level software running at Windows kernel.

Whenever blue screen error occurred, Windows generate the minidump (.dmp) files. These files contain the crash details of the suspected driver. These files may require for further crash analysis or investigation to see which device driver or kernel level module failed in Windows. The default store location of minidump file is C:\windows\minidump You can also set the preferred target location to store the minidump files. There are diagnostics tools are also available to read minidump files and expose the crash information for further crash investigation.
Blue screen error is not predicable as when it is going to happen and there will be no prior indication from the Windows operating system. If it happens, then your unsaved data will be lost. Now your frustration level reached limitless and expecting to have some mechanism which avoid unwanted computer reboot on windows blue screen crash.

A typical blue screen error

How to read blue screen of death minidump files

Further, Windows just safely reboot the computer by default to avoid spreading further damages.

Avoid computer reboot when blue screen error:

Platform: Windows
The configuration parameters related to system failure such as write event log, automatic restart, write debugging information and the target dump directory are configured in Windows Startup and Recovery. Since it is configurable, it is possible to avoid automatic computer reboot when blue screen error occurred. Follow the below steps in order to avoid restart.

It is not recommended to disable the computer reboot when there is a blue screen error. Possibly it may damage your computer or file system.

1 Open the System Properties window by navigating to
Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> Advanced System Settings
2 In the Systems Properties window, switch to Advanced tab and select Settings button under Startup and Recovery group.
avoid computer reboot when blue screen error
3 In the Startup and Recovery window, un-check Automatically restart check box option under System failure group
avoid computer reboot when blue screen error
4 In the Startup and Recovery window, click on OK button the save the changes. That’s it, now on words  your computer never get restarted when there is a blue screen error.

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