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I have been trying to disable automatic restart on system failure but it doesn't turn out right. I have created the tweaked and unattended versions of XP SP2 and SP3 but in both the cases the system does not have this option enabled.

Has anyone else looked into this before. Is this a bug in nLite or in the Windows Setup


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The following command sets it.

REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl /v AutoReboot /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
The trick is to run it at around T-13 or later in the setup since this value is persistent. Setting it earlier will fail.

I use an addon to accomplish the task. Here's an example of the INF I use:

Signature="$Windows NT$"

[Optional Components]

OptionDesc	="5eraph's XP Personal Preferences"
Tip		="5eraph's XP Personal Preferences Addon"
Modes		=0,1,2,3
AddReg		=XPrefs.AddReg

HKLM,"%RunOnce%","AR-1",,"REG ADD ""HKLM\%RunOnce%"" /v ""AR"" /t REG_SZ /d ""REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl /v AutoReboot /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f"" /f"

RunOnce		 ="Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce"
And here is the corresponding entries_prefs.ini

builddate   = 2008/07/04
description = XP Personal Preferences Addon by 5eraph
title	   = XP Personal Preferences Addon
version	 = 2.1



5erXPref.inf = 100,,,,,,,20,0,0


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