PC Automatically Boots Up

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
February 9, 2010 at 12:10:20
Specs: Windows XP
A few months back while somewhere in Control Panel (I think) I ran across a feature I'd never seen before. It allows you to set a time and day(s) of the week to have your PC automatically boot itself up. And it does just that very nicely. But now, I want to stop it and I can't find where it is again to keep it from happening. I have been all over the place looking for it with no luck. I've been unplugging my PC at night. That stops it for sure, but not the solution I need.
Can anybody help me?

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#1
February 9, 2010 at 13:32:51
You may have set it up as a scheduled task:

Control Panel (classic view) > Task Scheduler

If it isn't in there you must have installed some third-party utility which does it, because XP doesn't have any built-in way of doing it other than through the Task Scheduler, and even then it only works when you hibernate or standby, not when you shut down normally.


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#2
February 9, 2010 at 13:58:52
Thanks for the tip but I already checked that. I don't have anything in the scheduler. The puzzling part is I haven't done anything with any 3rd party software, installed, changed, or uninstalled. It's like a door (window) I have never seen before just opened up, I went through it, activated this auto boot up (which is a good idea I think), exited and now the door is no longer there. I'll keep plugging away at it. Ah the mysteries of PC's....

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#3
February 9, 2010 at 14:03:39
I don't see this as an option inside the OS. If the OS is down no schedule or tool can run. This has to be hardware based.

Look at your BIOS settings.


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#4
February 10, 2010 at 11:45:49
That was it.... BIOS settings!!!!
Thanks Wanderer...

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#5
February 10, 2010 at 12:04:05
Thanks for letting us know.

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