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polarzak 07-03-2012 04:22 PM

Way to set Windows Pc for auto shutdown
 
Sometimes my daughter forgets to shut down her PC when she leaves the house. Yes, I do know there is some school of thought that recommends leaving a PC on all the time. I don't want that. Is the some way in the BIOS or the Windows XP Os to have the PC shut down after a certain period of time.
In the the Ami/Phoenix BIOS I can only find an option for what to do in the event of a power failure. (Turn back on or Stay off)
In the OS I found how to turn off the drives after a specified time, but no where can I find an option to shut the PC down completely. Is there such an option and if so, where can I find it?

Thanks for your help.

chrisn 07-03-2012 04:51 PM

With mine,I click on Start in the bottom left corner, click on the shut down .

polarzak 07-03-2012 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 957129)
With mine,I click on Start in the bottom left corner, click on the shut down .

Thanks, you made me smile.....barely.:jester:

polarzak 07-03-2012 06:43 PM

For those not around to "click on Start in the bottom left corner, click on the shut down",:jester: there is a little app called PC Auto Shutdown. Search it if you are interested.

gregzoll 07-03-2012 08:36 PM

Just set to sleep after say 15 or 30 min's of inactivity. Otherwise, if you do a task to shutdown, anything that interrupts the task, restarts the clock. You can also do a Task, which would do the same thing as Sleep for shutting it down.

My son does the same thing, but I just go in there before I go to bed and shut it down, since he is at that point laying in bed watching stuff on netflix on his ps3.

Evstarr 07-04-2012 11:39 AM

You can easily set it to shutdown at particular times. More difficult if the times are random after use.

In scheduled tasks set a time for shutdown. The command line is shutdown.exe /f

polarzak 07-05-2012 05:43 AM

Thanks everyone (except for the :jester:) Lots of options but the Auto Shutdown program mentioned works great for my particular needs.


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