April 28th, 2003, 11:28 PM
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,
April 28th, 2003, 11:35 PM
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.
April 28th, 2003, 11:48 PM
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.
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April 28th, 2003, 11:52 PM
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 !!
April 29th, 2003, 12:15 AM
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.
April 29th, 2003, 12:21 AM
mmm, do i trust you on that 1 - erm no
anyway im usin xp home !!
April 29th, 2003, 12:58 AM
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.
April 29th, 2003, 01:09 AM
Go get Download Accelerator Pro
Under options, goto scheduler, then shut down computer when download is finished.
April 29th, 2003, 01:13 AM
You could always create a batch file. Then use the task scheduler to shcedule at a specific time.
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
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April 29th, 2003, 01:13 AM
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.
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