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Disable Warnings on Startup (Windows 2000/XP)

With this setting you can suppress any error messages that might otherwise appear at Windows startup. These popup messages normally notify you when a device or service is not functioning correctly.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD value or modify the existing value called "NoPopUpsOnBoot" and set it to "1" to disable the popups.

Create an additional DWORD value called "Error Mode" and set it according to the table below to control which messages are suppressed.

  • 0 = No Error Suppression
  • 1 = Suppress System Errors
  • 2 = Suppress All Errors
Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|NoPopUpsOnBootREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|Error ModeREG_DWORD0x00000002 (2)|
|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVers...|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
Value Name: NoPopUpsOnBoot, Error Mode
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

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Last modified: September 19, 2002