AutoRestartShell And Windows

Windows Desktop Shell (Explorer.exe) may stop unexpectedly due to some reasons. If it stops unexpectedly then the shell must be restarted. The Windows XP and later operating systems leverages a registry entry which enables system to restart the Explorer.exe shell automatically.

  • KEY Name: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon
  • Entry Name: AutoRestartShell
  • Type: REG_DWORD
  • Value: 1 (1=enabled, 0=disabled)

The default value of this is 1=enabled.

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