In Windows 7, if you have multiple operating systems in your computer, then you can select default operating system at startup. You can change settings for time to display list of operating systems and time to display recovery options. In this post, I will describe the steps to change system failure settings like enabling system log to record errors, to automatically restart your computer on system failure, write debugging information settings, set up location of the dump file, and to overwrite dump files.
To select default operating system, system failure settings in Windows 7, follow the below given steps:
1) Click on Start.
2) Then, click on Control panel.
3) Click on System an Security and then click on System.
4) Under Computer name, domain and workgroup settings, click on Change Settings.
5) In System Properties dialog box, go to: Advanced tab.
6) Click on Settings under Startup and Recovery.
7) In Startup and Recovery dialog box,
i) Under System Startup,
a) Default operating system: Select the default operating system which you want to load when computer starts.
b) Time to display list of operating systems: Check this option to display list of operating system when computer starts and select the time duration. After the set time duration has elapsed, your computer will load the default operating system. If you want the computer to load the default operating system directly at startup, uncheck this option.
c) Time to display recovery options when needed: Check this option to display recovery options when your computer is booting in recovery mode and set the time duration to display recovery options. If you want to boot your computer directly using the default recovery option in recovery mode, uncheck this option.
ii) Under System Failure,
a) Write an event to the system log: Check this option to enable system log to record errors.
b) Automatically restart: Check this option to automatically restart your computer on system failure.
c) Write debugging information: Here, you can select to write debugging information in Kernel memory dump or in Small memory dump (128 KB).
d) Dump file: This is the location of the dump file.
e) Overwrite any existing file: Check this option to overwrite dump files.
8) When you are done, click on OK.