Unable to change Advanced system properties

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by GWL, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. GWL

    GWL Guest

    Over the past few months I have had several several System Failures where the
    computer automaticaly restarted. Each time I would go into System
    Properties/Advanced/Stertup and Recovery/Settings, and unchecked the
    Automaticaly restart box. Today another System Failure caused another Auto
    restart. This time I paid meticulous attention to the procedre and noted that
    the unchecking of the Auto Restart box does not survive the OK button and the
    Apply buton is grayed out after the OK button is clicked. I get the proper
    permissions and even tried starting SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe with the
    Run as Administrator option. Any help to stop the Auto Restart on System
    Failure will be appreciated
    GWL, Nov 3, 2009
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Reverse the steps, click apply first. Clicking ok closes the dialog box, so
    apply would not be available. This is a subtle difference some have noticed
    in Vista in that apply needs to be hit before ok for some functions to take.

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    Rick Rogers, Nov 4, 2009
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