have computer start up by itself?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Tittles, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    hey...i was wondering if there is a program that can turn the computer on?
     
  2. Ferretlovers

    Ferretlovers Giver of 2 Cents

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    I know my mobo has a bios setting to power on at a schedule, can also power on by hitting any button on my keyboard. it is an XFX NF2S-ALH. This is a nifty feature, but overall I would not sugest this motherboard to anyone that I don't hate, and I don't know you that well yet ;)

    It is quirky, and really, IMNSHO, not worth the money. I hope to get something differant somewhere along the line.

    Take Care,
    Mike

    <edit>Dang quick reply dosen't parse types smiles to images...hadta fix that</edit>
     
  3. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    hmm...alright :S
     
  4. Yeah, have a look in your BIOS for something like that, I know it's not really what you want, but my server has this thing where if the power goes, as soon as it comes back the server turns on automatically.
    You could try Wake on Lan too, if you have a network.

    Other than that, a piece of software can't do it, as everything is erased from the RAM when the computer is shut down.
     
  5. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    hmmm...there is nothin in the bios and i dont use a network.
    I could set a timer and then a poll or somethin pushes the button in...
     
  6. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    hmmm, if you were really good with electronics you could build a timer device and connect it your power button, but just out of curiosity, if you don't have a network, why do you need the puter on if you're not there?
     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    what is your mobo? Most modern ones do have BIOS options - look for something like "Power Options" - I know my ASUS has it. Anyway, if there isn't one there for powering up on a schedule there might still be something to enable turning on after a power failure.

    Now if you have that you can do it, because you could just get a mains power plug with a timer, set it for the times you want computer on or off - then it will cut the power and when the power comes back the computer will boot again.

    Sound like you are actually after a remote admin option to power up the machine - this can be done if the BIOS supportspower up on PCI Modem or somesuch - but really you need to look into what you mobo can do. If you have the requirement I should go for a machine with a mobo that supports it - it is not very "kind" on a machine to go cutting and resupplying power like that!

    Oh and I should forget about trying to make machinery that pushed the button :) Might as well spend the money on the right mobo!
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, mine will wake on a schedule or at the press of a key, fairly standard feature these days.

    I have been running lab tests on Wake-on-lan as well, as well as DRAC which are on Dell Power Edge servers, needs it's own ethernet connection, but is active all the time.
    Cool to think I can turn on a PC that is off from over 400 miles away :)
     
  9. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    hmm, maybe I should check my BIOS out, I have a ASUS board, where exactly is it in there?
     
  10. RazerBack

    RazerBack The First Rebirth

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    Should be under the Power menu, then go into Power Up Control, then Automatic Power Up.
    That's my layout for my A7V333
     
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    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    i'll check it out
     
  12. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    hmmm...i will check it out
     
  13. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    goto hardware store, get a timer switch, set it to what time you want system to come on, plug in plug to switch, when you finish leave off /on depressed so that as soon as power comes from switch at selcted time it boots up.