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    XP Auto Off

    Is there anyway of specifying a timer so you can set it to turn off after a number of seconds/minutes/hours etc?

    Either via in built software or 3rd party software?

    I download stuff all the time and sometimes theres only an hour left for somethin 2 finish, but i have to leave the comp on all night, any suggestions,

    Thanks !

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    Control panel--performance and maitenance--power options
    There you will have control on when the monitor and hard disk should shut off, or when you want your system to go into standby or hibernation.
    later

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    in all reality, you wouldn't really want it to go off after an hour if you only had an hour left of DL time.... reason being: If sudden latency issues occur, you don't want your computer to turn off after only dl-ing 95% of the file because the dl speed go slower.


    just a thought.
    i\'m starting to think that i\'m bound to always be the first guy on the second page of the thread.

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    that was just an example to show ppl wat i meant

    I know about the control panel option, i mean is there anyway of turning everything off as if sum1 pressed the power button so i dont have to alter the control panel thingy everytime i wanna go to bed?

    If not i'll stick with the control panel option !!

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    If you are using XP(pro) there is a 'shutdown' command by default .
    Just open up a 'cmd' prompt and type 'shutdown' for the options.

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    mmm, do i trust you on that 1 - erm no

    anyway im usin xp home !!

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    you could use the thing my library uses, it will sign you off when ever a set amount of time is up, but i forgot what it is called.

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    Go get Download Accelerator Pro
    http://download.com.com/3001-2071-10127147.html
    Under options, goto scheduler, then shut down computer when download is finished.

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    You could always create a batch file. Then use the task scheduler to shcedule at a specific time.

    Code:
    RUNDLL32.EXE shell32,SHExitWindowsEx X
    
    Exit Windows, where these values apply for X:
    1: Exit Windows
    2: Reboot PC
    4: Close all applications
    8: Exit Win and turn-off ATX-compatible PC 
    0: Restart Windows shell
    -1: Restart Explorer
    Source
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    If you use the shutdown command in conjunction with a scheduled task this would work. You can also use Remote Shutdown which is part to the W2K Resource Kit and you can set the second before shut down... I do not know if there is an upper limit to the time.
    My other Computer is a 4000 node Beowulf Custer

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