Sometimes when Windows-based systems suffer a system failure, a blue screen error message will appear, displaying the type of error that caused the system failure. Often a computer is programmed to automatically restart when a blue screen error message appears, leaving the user unable to see what caused the failure. It is possible, however, to adjust the settings so the computer does not restart automatically when a blue screen appears.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Click the "Start" button on the lower-left side of the screen.
Select the "Control Panel" option from the Start menu.
Locate the "System" icon and double-click it.
Select the "Advanced" tab from the System Properties window that appears.
Click the "Settings" button under the "Startup and Recovery" section, then uncheck the box next to "Automatically Restart" under the "System Failure" section.