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Author Topic: time delay power down  (Read 4177 times)

floballob

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time delay power down
« on: January 14, 2009, 06:25:32 AM »
is it possible to switch off pc after a pre determind time
like to fall asleep listening to music would like pc to go off automatically after preset time

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Re: time delay power down
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 09:26:40 PM »
Use a scheduled task with the command line

shutdown -s -t 00 -c "sweet dreams"

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Re: time delay power down
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 10:46:33 AM »
try Sweet Dreams. the website's in German but the program interface is English.

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Re: time delay power down
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009, 05:21:47 PM »
Hi lanux128,

I did download the Sweetdreams program and run it yesterday.  I found that the volume got reduced, as per the setting but the system did not shutdown as expected.  The program worked only partially.  Could you suggest to me any other option?  I have Windows XP professional Service Pack 2 on my system.

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Raghu Ram S S

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Re: time delay power down
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 05:30:58 PM »
Raghu,

I would suggest that you try DShutdown (http://dimio.altervista.org/) if you have not. It is the most full-featured of these programs that I have found. The front page shows his awards indicating I'm not the only one who likes his software.

Ken
Kenneth P. Reeder, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Jacksonville, North Carolina  28546

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Re: time delay power down
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 06:39:29 PM »
If you search sites like Softpedia you should find audio players with shutdown at end of playlist.  Or just search on AutoShutdown on Softpedia.  I'm sure there are a bunch.

Google on AutoShutdown finds this one:

http://www.konradp.c...ducts/auto_shutdown/

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Re: time delay power down
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009, 09:10:34 PM »
another alternative is to use Goodnight Timer, which was good enough to impress mouser. check his post here.. :)


http://www.immortals...e.com/goodnight.html

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Re: time delay power down
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009, 03:09:33 PM »
Dear All,

I would like to thank all of you for the suggestions.  DShutdown, suggested by KenR was the one that worked on my system.  The rest of them had an issue that I could not identify.  Now I can save some electricity by shutting down my system when I go to sleep - small steps to help our environment!!!