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Restart automatically upon shutdown?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by t01b1, Feb 5, 2005.

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  1. t01b1

    t01b1 Thread Starter

    Feb 5, 2005
    Hello everybody...I use Windows XP SP2, and:

    I was wondering if there are freeware or shareware programs with no time limit (nag screen is acceptable) out there that can restart a computer automatically when it's shut down. If there are, where are they located?

    Failing that, are there any programs (same deal, freeware or nag screen shareware) that can boot a computer from a powered off state at a given time?

  2. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Account Closed

    Nov 11, 2002
    Both are often a feature of the BIOS power settings. They certainly are on mine.
  3. rebelmusic


    Feb 4, 2005
    Ya, its inherent in most bios'. Look for power button - and you'll have three options - supsend, shut down, restart, Choose restart
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    If you have WOL (Wake on LAN) capability, you could run a program on a different machine to wake the system up at a time of your choosing.
  5. t01b1

    t01b1 Thread Starter

    Feb 5, 2005
    I found an option in my BIOS to turn the computer on every day (or just weekdays) at a specified time...

    That's lots better than nothing, so thanks for pointing me to the BIOS.

    However, I didn't see anything that would actually turn it right back on as soon as it powered off.

    Also, in Control Panel, under Power Options, there was an option under the Advanced tab to "Do nothing" when the power button was pressed...that helps too, I guess.

    I don't really have access to another computer on the same network for this purpose...and I don't know if I have WOL capability. So that's out, unfortunately.

    If this is all, that's great, thanks!
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