Have you ever encountered an error message that said something along the lines of “Windows has recovered from a serious error”? If you have, you probably remember how frustrated you got when EVERY window you have open seems to close by themselves, once you clicked OK when prompted by the error message.
For some applications they may restart and restore whatever workspace you had open, but for Windows Explorer you may have noticed that they’ve disappeared, and that you’re left with little choice but to open every single one of them on your own.
Worst-case scenario? You encounter the same error message repeated every time you start your computer.
Now, this particular problem is more than likely caused by a problem with the system registry. For those of you inexperienced with the technical aspects of computer maintenance, fret not. This article will show you a simple way of resolving this problem, in no time at all.
When you first encounter the error message, you will need to take note of the exact error message, word for word. Usually the error message points out the cause of the error, and if you know where to look, you’ll have no problem rectifying it immediately.
Look carefully at the error message when it pops up; somewhere on the error message prompt there should be some numbers and letters that would refer to the specific cause of the error or faulty module, which can include your Page file, drivers, RAM or other components of your computer.
But in order for you to get the full error message, you will first need to turn off the automatic restart function of your computer. By default, whenever your computer encounters a “serious error”, it is programmed to restart automatically, which explains why most of your application windows tend to close and reopen again once your computer recovers from its hiccup.
But the automatic restart would also cause the error message to disappear once everything restarts, so you will need to stop this from happening to get the full picture of what’s going on.
You can turn off the automatic restart function by right clicking on your My Computer icon, and then Properties. In your System Properties window, click on the Advanced tab under Startup and Recovery area, then go to Settings and make sure the check box on Automatically Restart is unchecked.
Click OK to go back to the System Properties window and save the settings.
Once this is done, your computer will no longer automatically restart when it encounters such error messages in future. You will have the chance to view the error and take note of what it is that is causing the error to begin with. However, keep in mind that if you continue to encounter the same error messages you will have to reboot your computer manually, which can become a hassle if it happens too often.
Actually, resolving the serious error problem is relatively easy. Most of the time the problem is caused by a corrupt or cluttered system registry. bad or incomplete installs can screw up the registry entries of your computer.
Even malware may have tampered with your system files and registry without your knowledge. To fix this problem, simply use the combination of antivirus and registry cleaner programs, one to clean your computer of viruses, the other to sort your registry and keep it in order.
So there you have it, simple, hassle-free ways that you can do whenever you’re wondering what to do when Windows has recovered from a serious error.