Article ID: 000058332 Content Type: Install & Setup Last Reviewed: 07/19/2021

How to enable the settings in Intel® Watchdog Timer Utility to Monitor System Crashes

Environment

Intel® Watchdog Timer Utility

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Summary

Describes a vital step to enable the system to reboot if the Windows® 10 or system crashes.

Description

Unable to validate the Intel® Watchdog Timer Utility settings to restart the system if Windows® 10 freezes.

Resolution

Inside the Intel® Watchdog Timer Utility:

  1. Open Advanced settings
  2. Enable hardware watchdog checkbox
Additional information

This will enable hardware watchdog for the utility itself as well as the operating system. If either of them hang or crash, the hardware watchdog timer utility executes a hardware reset.