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    hello everyone.

    every morning i have to startup my computer in order for me to get any school work done. i was wondering if there was a setting some where in me that will allow you to set a startup time?

    thank you for your help and anwsers.

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    WOW, someone is lazier than Beefy

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    WOW.. someone lazier than me.. :)

    Very few MB's have the ability to wake up at specific times, but most people can usually manage to reach out and press the power button when they want their PC..

    BUT, if you are really lazy and want this, then get someone to give you a phone call whenever you want your PC turned on, and enable Wake on Ring in your BIOS.. that way, when your modem detects the ringing phone, it will turn the PC on..

    OR, you could rig the PC to an alarm clock.. really really badly... :)

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    or if that is too tiring for ya how bout just leavin yer PC on all the time.

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    and then set an alarm on the computer to wake you up...


    BK, you're a genius.. *hugs birdkiller*

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    Gee I missed out on this one by the looks of it. :cry:

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    Thought i remembered something about a prog to do this.
    Not quite but i will mention it anyway.

    WIZMO
    http://grc.com/wizmo/wizmo.htm

    written by Steve Gibson - yes he's the guy who made himself a self-professed expert on firewalls and offers that free Leaktest and all sorts of other stuff. He got a lot of flack for it.

    Unfortunatley i didnt remember quite right . This program can be set to do delayed shutdown, reboot and so on but not from scratch.

    Still maybe u could leave PC on, set it to hibernate, and then set it to reboot at a certain time so it's all good to good first thing for you?

    Try it anyway. It's a 29kb downoad for criszakes!!

    Let me know what u think - be nice: peace2:
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    I think it would be easier to just leave it on all the time.

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    Sure always on is ok but what about -

    Windows instability
    Unrecovered memory
    Lightning and other power surges
    'Green" economical use of power
    Lifecycle of HDD, monitors etc if always on.

    Dont think always on is necessary in most home environs.
    Plus all Windows esp W95-98 need to be flushed with a full reboot consistently each day for proper working order IMO.
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    Upgrade to WinXP will solve the instability after being on for ages.
    ya can get programs to recover unrecovered memory
    get a UPS and lightning and other power surges wont matter.
    as for 'green', turn of power saving features.
    lifecycle wont matter cause the power saving features will turn em off when idle

    and as for a program set to reboot while in hybernate mode, that wouldnt work. while in hybernate mode the program isnt active untill the puter wakes up from hybernate.

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