Disable BSOD auto restart in Windows 10

With the default settings, Windows 10 performs an automatic restart when a blue screen of death (BSOD) crash happens. This gives the user very little time to see the crash code. Sometimes the minidump is created very quickly and before the user can read the crash code, it restarts. This is not useful. To find the crash event code, you then need to locate it in the Event log if the next boot is successful. The event log is very hard to reach if Windows 10 has entered into a crash loop or boot loop. But you can disable the auto restart after a BSOD to prevent this situation in the future.

Windows 10 BSOD will show QR codes to open the error description

Yet another interesting feature of Windows 10 Anniversary Update has been spotted by users. When a stop error occurs, commonly known as a BSOD or Blue Screen of Death, it will show a QR code which can be read with a compatible device like a smartphone. When you scan the QR code on your companion device, the troubleshooting page for that particular BSOD's error description will be opened automatically.

Show BSOD details instead of the sad smiley in Windows 11 and 10

Microsoft changed the design of the stop screen (also called the BSOD or Blue Screen Of Death). Instead of showing technical info with white letters on a blue background, Windows 10 shows a sad smiley and just the error code. But if you want to turn on the old style BSOD, need to edit the Registry and change two parameters. The methods works in Windows 11 and Windows 11.

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