Turning computer on and off

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DFX, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    Im running XP Pro, and was wondering..

    is there any way I can set my computer to turn itself off at.. 2am

    and then turn itself back on at 8am?
     
  2. Leo154

    Leo154 Guest

    there is most likely some kind of program... search download.com or tucows.com you'll find something...

    Oh >> IDEA >> fiddle about with Schedule agent. Accessories>> System Tools>> Scheduled tasks...I have the service disabled so i dont know exactly...
     
  3. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    That comes up with a list of programs already installed :(
     
  4. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

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    yes...
    make a new task in the "scheduled tasks" folder (accessed from start - all programs - accessories - system tools) by right clicking - selecting new - then scheduled task
    give the task a name like shutdown or something
    double click it
    on the "run" line put "shutdown.exe -f -s -t00" w/o quotes (-f tells it it to force all programs to close... -s tells it to shut down... --t00 tells it how long to display a confirmation prompt for shutting down)
    then set it to run at 2am every day

    too make your computer turn on by itself you will have to enable that in the bios... it should be under something like "power management" or something like that... sorry, i can't give you detailedinstrucions on what to do cause not all bioses are the same.

    (note: your powersupply fan will probably stay running but w/o supplying power to the motherboard and your screen will probably display "it is now safe to shutdown your computer"
     
  5. 2z

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    you'll find the option in your control panel
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I'm on my way out, so I can't write this for you

    someone will come in and post it

    make a batch file. with the shut down shortcut, then you can schedule that

    this is a good one...I'm gonna put it on the my favorite tweaks thread when I come back...so whoever writes it gets the credit

    see you later
     
  7. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    Is a 'turn on' one possible?
     
  8. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    good idea dealer

    heres a copy n paste to get you started

    :cool:
     
  9. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    This threads mashed. All posts in wrong order.
     
  10. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    That option is in the BIOS.

    BTW, cruiser nice camaro. I have a 92 RS getting ready to be severely modded. :D
     
  11. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    :eek: guilty

    the thread has merged the posts depending on the time they were posted


    :cool:
     
  12. zalood

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  13. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

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    Thank you... I'd like to say it's my car... but it was my mom's... she was going to sell it to me for $4000 Cdn but her neighbor offered $8000 like 3 days b4 I was gonna fly down... so she went with that instead :(
    O well... I'm lookin at an '88 IROC.... it's in mint condition w/ original paint... it's pretty much identical to the one in the attatched pic... I'll probably pick it up in the spring... I prefer the '91 + '92 ground effects and spoiler (for the z28) but I can't get t-tops and 5-speed in those years cause they didn't make 'em... so i'll compromise and get something a touch older.
     
  14. i got a camaro buster for you!!!


    its a 78 L82 silver anniversary corvette
    from the factory it had a 350 with 350 hp
    muncie 4 speed, positive traction

    ive done some work to it since ive had now it has 400+ hp
    dual exhaust with flowmasters.

    ill tell you this much there has been many a nights ive had to come home and clean my drawers after some of the crazy stuff ive done in this car.
     
  15. adek

    adek Very xp-erianced

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    to turn the computer on you need the Resume by Alarm feature in you bios Power Management. Set it to everyday and then the time and it should work. Mine does on an msi k7t pro R board
     
  16. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    Cool. I compromised with mine. Getting ready to add a Vette LS1 and T56 6sp transmission. :happy:

    computerfreak76 come bring that vette to me. I'm just down I85 from you. :p
     
  17. how bout after you get that LS1 and the six speed i just bring the vette down there and we race title for title?LOL
     
  18. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    Nah that's ok, but you could come here and help me put it in. :p
     
  19. hmmm that sounds a bit too much like work lol