Windows NT Shutdown Related Registry Keys

Windows NT Shutdown Related Registry Keys

Auto Reboot on BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl] Disabled “AutoReboot”=dword:00000000

Enabled “AutoReboot”=dword:00000001

“End” not responding applications at shutdown

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop] Disabled “AutoEndTasks”=dword:00000000

Enabled “AutoEndTasks”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]

“WaitToKillAppTimeout”=dword:Milliseconds to wait to kill nonresponding applications. Setting this key affects all users. It can also be set individually per user.

Clear the page file when the system is shutdown

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management] Disabled “ClearPageFileAtShutdown”=dword:00000000

Enabled “ClearPageFileAtShutdown”=dword:00000001

Power down computer at shutdown (for ATX machines)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon] Disabled “PowerdownAfterShutdown”=”0” Enabled “PowerdownAfterShutdown”=”1” If the system reboots when the shutdown option is selected, then: %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\HAL.DLL should be replaced by HAL.DLL. Softex present in the NT Service Pack 4.

To extract HAL.DLL.Softex from SP4, run the SP4 installation with the /X switch.

Automatic restarting of shell

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon] Disabled “AutoRestartShell”=dword:00000000

Enabled “AutoRestartShell”=dword:00000001

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