End Tasks Without Restarting Windows (Windows 3.1/95/98)

This setting specifies whether you can press CTRL+ALT+DEL to quit applications that cause an unrecoverable errors in 386 enhanced mode, without restarting Windows.

Open the SYSTEM.INI file found in the Windows directory using Notepad.

Under the [386Enh] section create or modify the value named "LocalReboot". Set the value to equal "On" to cause the system to end the task on the key combination or "Off" to restart the computer. For example:


Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Note : By default this is "On" in Windows 3.1. In Windows 95 and higher the default is "Off".
Disclaimer : Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.