How to Suppress Error Messages when Booting

This hack will suppress all pop-ups informing you that a device is not working or is causing an error. You might want to temporarily apply this edit if you know that a certain device isn’t working, and you don’t want to keep getting reminded.

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Change the value of the DWORD called NoPopupsOnBoot to 1. This will suppress all error messages, but remember, you will not be warned even if the error is serious. If the pop-up is too annoying and you can’t do anything about it, go ahead and suppress the error messages, but ensure that you periodically review the event logs to see that there’s nothing going seriously wrong with your system.


If you do wish to be warned of critical errors, you can use another setting called “Error Mode”. Set the DWORD Value to 0 for no error suppression, 1 for suppressing system errors, and 2 for suppressing all errors.

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December 14, 2008 by: Prasanth Chandra


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