Joanne Corrigan Doyle’s six-month-old laptop reboots every few minutes. “Is there anything I can change…to fix this?”
Yes and maybe. There’s a setting you can change that will give you at least a hint of the problem. But the hard part starts after you get that hint.
So let’s get you to a point where your crashes contain some useful information.
- Go to the Search tool in your version of Windows, type
sysdm.cpl, and select the program of the same name.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- Click the Settings button under Startup and Recovery (as opposed to the dialog box’s other two Settings buttons).
- Uncheck Automatically restart.
- You might also want to check Write an event to the system log if it’s not already checked.