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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109748679, Entry date: 11/09/2017

Restarting Windows at the SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller

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A restart or an operating system crash of Windows does not affect the correct functioning of the CPU.

The CPU remains in the operating mode RUN and controls the automation process.
You can restart Windows using the following options:

  • Windows start menu
  • Windows command line
  • Restart using the TIA Portal instruction "SHUT_DOWN"
  • ODK function

If Windows crashes, you can restart Windows with the following configurations:

  • Configure Windows in such a way that it will be restarted automatically after a crash.
  • In the TIA Portal project, configure a block which queries the status of Windows and restarts Windows.

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