Can the windows error recovery screen, that appears after boot or shutdown failures be disabled completely?

I have tried bcdedit /set {current} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures, but the error recovery screen still appears if the power is cut during boot and shutdown.

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    Any particular reason you want to disable this? – Phoshi Nov 24 '09 at 15:21
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    The installations runs as black box and has start as normal after power failure and such. No human intervention after it leaves my desk. – Fedearne Sep 21 '10 at 13:40

You could also try editing the registry setting.

Clear the value in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Session Manager \ BootExecute

(from a related question here - we're STILL trying to find a way to automate this)


Make sure you run as administrator.

After running the command:

bcdedit/set {current} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures

make sure you go to Start > Restart. This will finish the process. DO NOT just unplug to test that it worked - restart then test.

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