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Windows SteadyState may not automatically restart a Windows XP-based computer in the following circumstances:
This problem can occur in the following scenarios:
A computer is removed from a domain and is now a workgroup computer.
A user is logged on to a workgroup computer that has specific combinations of nondefault settings for the Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL local security policy setting and the
DisableCADregistry entry. These settings are specified in the Local Security Settings file (Secpol.msc). The combinations of settings are shown in the following table.
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A user is not logged on to a workgroup computer when a service tries to restart the computer, and one of the following policies is set:
To work around this problem, return the values of the Interactive Logon policy and the Winlogon registry entry to their default settings. After you finish these procedures, workgroup computers or computers that were removed from a domain and are now workgroup computers restart as usual.
To have us return the values of the Interactive Logon policy and the Winlogon registry entry to their default settings, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you would rather do this yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
Fix it for meTo return the values of the Interactive Logon policy and the Winlogon registry entry to their default settings automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.
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Note This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Let me fix it myselfImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Interactive Logon policyTo return the Interactive Logon policy to its default setting, follow these steps:
Winlogon registry entryTo return the Winlogon registry entry to its default setting yourself, follow these steps:
Check whether the problem is fixed. If it is fixed, you are finished with this article. If it is not fixed, you can contact support.
For more information about Windows SteadyState, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 960271 - Last Review: September 23, 2011 - Revision: 4.0