Fix Random/Auto Reboot after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Apr. 24, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

Does your computer get stuck on an auto reboot after the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (v1709)? Get frustrated when files are lost without being stored due to the Windows 10 random restart? Windows 10 keeps restarting without warning when installing the cumulative updates like KB4054517 or OS build 16299.125?

Windows 10 is still far from perfect and keeps bringing users headaches like slow Internet bug, high CPU usage issue, graphics problems, etc. Recently, the OS runs into the auto restart error that happens after the updates install or any time without warning.

If you encounter the computer randomly reboot problem, don't be worried. This post will show you how to troubleshoot the auto reboot problem on your Windows 10 Fall Creators Update laptop or desktop.

Check Reasons that Cause the Auto Reboot Problem before the Fixes

Firstly, you can follow the steps below to check if it is the Windows 10 cumulative updates that trigger the auto reboot issue.

1. Enter the Event Viewer on Windows 10.

2. On the left pane, expand Windows Log and then highlight the System.

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3. On the right pane, click the Filter Current Log.

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4. Select eventlog from the drop-down menu of Event sources. Click the OK button.

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5. On the middle column, navigate to the latest auto restart Date and Time.

6. Then go to the right pane and click the Clear Filter.

7. Back to the middle column and check the Errors that appeared before the Date and Time you found just now.

Check the General tab. If you find the random restart error is caused by Windows 10 update, you can disable the Windows 10 Update to prevent the computer from the auto reboot.

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3 Ways to Stop Auto Reboot after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

If there are no problems in your event viewer, you may like to try the methods below to prevent the auto restart after Windows 10 updates.

Way 1. Stop Auto Restart in Registry Editor

To prevent Windows 10 from automatically rebooting after the updates, you can modify a value data in Windows Registry.

1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + R to open Run.

2. Type into regedit and press the key Enter.

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3. Paste the following path to the address bar:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU

4. Highlight AU and right-click any blank area in the right pane. Move to New and select DWORD (32-bit) Value.

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5. Name it NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers and then double-click this new value.

6. Change the Value data to 1 and click the OK button.

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This will help to stop the auto restart after Windows 10 installs the cumulative updates or driver updates.

Way 2. Disable Reboot Task in Computer Management

Also, you can disable the Reboot task on Windows 10 to solve the auto reboot after updates.

1. Right-click the Start menu and select Computer Management.

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2. On the left side, expand the folders in order: System Tools > Task Scheduler > Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows.

3. Scroll down and highlight UpdateOrchestrator.

4. Then right-click the Reboot item in the middle column. Select Disable.

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Way 3. Install an Appropriate Graphics Driver to Prevent the Random Reboot

As some users mentioned in Microsoft forum, one of the culprits of random reboots on Windows 10 is the faulty graphics driver. After the updates, there may be outdated or incompatible hardware device drivers, which can result in many computer issues, like black screen bug, 100% disk usage issue, no sound problem, etc.

In this case, you can manually download and install the best-matched graphics driver to fix the auto reboot issue. If you don't like the time-consuming solution, you can also use Driver Talent, a professional Windows drivers update utility, to install the proper driver version in one-click.

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1. Click the Scan button to make the utility to detect driver errors on your computer.

2. Select the appropriate graphics driver from the drop-down menu and click the Update/Repair/Install button to download and install the driver.

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3. Perform a restart to make the driver changes take effect.

Note: It is better to backup drivers before any changes in case your computer runs into other system issues. Also, we recommend you to create a system restore point.

If the methods above did not work, you can also refer to How to Fix Random Restarts on Windows 10 to solve the auto reboot problem. If you encounter other problems after the latest Windows 10 update, you can also comment below or click the support menu on the left of this page for more help. Many thanks for visiting Windows 10 section on this site and hope you continue providing support.

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