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    restart drives me crazy

    it's driving me crazy.....

    anyone knows how can i prevent my windows xp from restarting??

    there are situations when you click some button in some window and it
    restarts the system without asking first

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    Assuming you've checked for a virus already...

    Unless the button is "Yes" when you're asked if you want to restart, you're likely having some sort of catastrophic failure. It's likely that you get a BSOD, but the restart is automatic and too fast for you to see it. Go to the Control Panel, then System, then under the Advanced tab in the Startup and Recovery Settings, uncheck "Automatically Restart". That should give you a better idea of what is going wrong before the system restarts itself.
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    Also, check your Event Log. That should give you details on why the system is failing if indeed you do not have a virus.

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    no i meant something else
    everything is fine with windows no virusesand restart is more or less expected

    why i say "more or less"?

    for example 2 minutes ago i uninstalled some windows component wich i got from windows update site and now i don't need it... so uninstall finished and message box appeared saying something like "i probably will need to restart my computer" and only one button "OK' on it.
    so i hit ok assuming that the system will pop up messege box to ask me if i want to restart now or later...
    but instead windows restarted with no care that i have a bunch of programs working...

    so i looking for some way to prevent restart that already begun or to force system in all cases explicitly ask my permission to restart

    i hope it clears up what i asking...

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    OH... it would have been nice if you had explained that earlier. In most cases, there is no way to avoid it because the developer of the uninstaller/installer wants you to reboot so that their setup can finish (registering dlls/unregistering, etc). I don't think there is any way in XP of stopping this.

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    Remove shutdown privliges from your user account.

    Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Local Security Policy->Local Policies->User Rights Assignment->Shut down the system.

    Of course, having to log on as administrator to shutdown may not suit your style. You could create a shortcut using the runas command to get around this requirement.

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    runas /user:administrator "shutdown -i"

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    thanks...
    i was thinking in that direction also...:

    i will check out these options defenitly

    are you sure that shutdown priveledge also include restart priveledge ?
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    I suggest you not do that... the developers have you restart your system for a good reason...
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    XP has an auto-restart option enabled by default that enables the OS to act like that. Change these settings before u mess with the privlages, thats overkill.

    system properties----advanced---startup/recovery-----click off auto restart.

    Might as well match all my settings, they fix alot of the common problems like yours.

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    thanks people

    i read a little about priveledges and i understood that i can't do much of the settings because my drive partioned as FAT

    RoD thanks for the suggestion but it is not what i wanted
    i don't have any system stability problem
    also turning off automatic restart option it is not good idea...
    so i stil looking...

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    Im not suggesting you do have a stability problem. Disabling this feature is a good idea as it is known to create alot of problems in Windows XP, which is why in the newer M$ OS it isnt going to be enabled by default.

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    http://www.exodus-dev.com/products/WhyReboot/

    Now you can know why it needs to reboot

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    RoD, can you please explain why the restart option should be turned off?

    i said earlier that better to leave it on because as i understand if seriuos kernel error occurs it's better to restart to minimize possible consequences...

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    If a kernel error that serious occurs the system tends to freeze before XP can utilize the automatic restart feature. This being the case, we can concur that its sort of pointless to have on, seeing as how a fair majority of the windows XP problems with stability stems from this option. A search on google can supply you with tons of info.

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