PC Switch off query

  • Whoa666
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Post 3+ Months Ago

HI!

Is there anyone about that know how I can configure my pc to switch off automatically and not have me wait for it to tell me to switch off.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

There are many Programs you can get to do that.

Windows has somthing similar built into it go to

Control Panel -> Power Options -> Turn Of Hard Disks

Hope thats ok though because I think it just Turns em off and not shuts down but if you want i can make you a program that does it for ya if ya want
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Post 3+ Months Ago

AutoShutdown,

That program is awesome!

It gives you a time you want you're computer too shut down and it shuts it down automaticlly i do it when i sneak up at night too switch off my laptop.

David.
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I think what you're asking about is a motherboard \ bios thing. 99.99% of pcs built in the last 8 or so years are ATX motherboards. Before that there were AT. You can tell the difference by the big DIN style keyboard connector on the back of an at motherboard. Anyways, with an atx mb you can enable autoshutdown in the bios, as it was stated before. If your motherboard is at, then I'm pretty sure that you cannot autoshutdown, regardless of OS.
Hope this helps.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Sorry, forgot to add that I think they call it "soft power" in a lot of bios'.
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David wrote:
AutoShutdown,

That program is awesome!

David.


I share this one.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Often times, when you get "its now safe to turn off your computer" instead of the machine powering off when you select "shut down" its because you are using the windows generic settings to control your motherboard. This is the case on newer ATX machines. On older AT machines, the power suppy was turned on and off by a 115 volt switch. You can tell the difference by looking at the wires on your machines power switch. If its a heavy black wire going to the switch, its the old method. If its small 16 or 18 guage wires going to the switch, the problem is your motherboard drivers. Go to the website for your motherboards manufacturer and download the proper drivers. :)

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