Turning off computer


#1

Is there any program to turn off the computer at a specific time automatically. Like I leave the computer at 11pm and I want it turn itself off at 4am shutting down all programs itself. I can't do it myself because I'm asleep and I dont want it to run unneccesarily.


#2

I don't know of any specific programs, but you can use shutdown in the Command Prompt.

Start > Run > cmd

shutdown -f -s -t 18000

-f means it will force all applications shut; -s meants shutdown; -t 18000 is time 5 hours.

To abort the shutdown after its been scheduled

shutdown -a

#3

i have an application named toff. man its the best i have used. its small and its free. been using like for monthsssssssssssssssssssssss....... i dont remember myself turing my computer off from like quite a few months. HIBERNATING IS THE WAY TO GO!!! yes. i used to put the downloads on and used to see how much hours will it take it to complete then i used to set the time in toff for hibernation or before the light goes out. just great.


#4

Use the Windows Task Scheduler. Execute the command for shutdown and give it the time you want your PC to shutdown.


#5

there is this freeware "Shutdown Scheduler" which i use as my pc to turns on when electricity is resumed at 8 AM. But i need it to shutdown again before 11 which is again loadshedding time. Dont want to miss downloading things by wasting 3 hours :)

www.dnsoft.be


#6

^so it automatically resumes your downloads.....


#7

shutting down is not a problem...just google it and you will find many options...

in some motherboards you also have the option to automatically turn on your machine at a specific time...I use that to ensure my office PC is on when I arrive at work :)


#8

use a shutdown scheduler to turn off computer just before electricity blows out

then change a setting in the bios that tells the pc what to do when power resumes. It default is to 'stay off' u can put it into an 'on' state when power resumes. That way u can keep from having the pc go off every time power goes