|If you have spent any time working with NT then you will have seen the
Blue Screen that NT displays when the OS crashes. This is sometimes useful for debugging
purposes but if your server is in production then the last thing you want is it to be
sitting there with the Blue Screen being displayed.
A much better options would be to
log the error and then reboot so that the server is at least up and working. If you want
to force NT to reboot after a crash then follow the following steps:
- Backup Your Registry
- Open RegEdit
- Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\CrashControl\
- Set the Autoreboot attribute to 1
- Close RegEdit
Once you have changed this value whenever NT crashes it will write the log file and
then reboot itself.