Errors that Popup


If Windows NT is popping up error dialogs during bootup and waiting for a
keystroke, you can change the behavior with the following Windows NT registry
hack:

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USERS
Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

Name: NoPopUpsOnBoot for
Windows 2000, the value is ErrorMode

Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0 All system & application errors
popup
Value: 1 Errors from system
processes are suppressed.
Value: 2 All
system & application errors are suppressed.

If you suppress popup
messages, particularly system messages, you may be blinding yourself to a
potentially fatal error occurring in the OS. If you do turn these off, start
checking the event logs more frequently.

A related area is System Hard Error Messages. I would not recommend twiddling
with this registry value:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows

Name: ErrorMode
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0 Errors are serialized and wait for a
response
Value: 1 If the error does
not come from the system, then the system continues in normal operating mode. If
the error comes from the system, then it is written to the system log; no user
intervention is required and dialog boxes are not displayed.
Value:
2 The error is written to the system log; the
dialog box is not displayed.

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