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Author Topic: IDEA: Automatic shutdown/restart/standby/hybernate/lock program  (Read 5669 times)

wreckedcarzz

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IDEA: Automatic shutdown/restart/standby/hybernate/lock program
« on: October 03, 2006, 05:18:35 PM »
Would it be possible to have an .exe file that, after a period of time (idle, or a countdown timer) or a pre-set time to have the computer shutdown/restart/standby/lock or even shut down and install Windows Updates? I really need something like it.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2006, 02:35:48 PM by brotherS »

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Re: Automatic shutdown/restart/standby/hybernate/lock program
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2006, 05:23:32 PM »
I guess there are tons of apps like this out there, making one would be reinventing the wheel.
Another way is to use the windows run box, as i usually do:

the following shuts down the computer in the given seconds:
shutdown -s -t TIME_IN_SECONDS

the following restarts the computer in the given seconds:
shutdown -r -t TIME_IN_SECONDS

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Re: Automatic shutdown/restart/standby/hybernate/lock program
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2006, 05:36:53 PM »
Hi,

Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
(C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Gerome1>shutdown /?
'shutdown' n'est pas reconnu en tant que commande interne
ou externe, un programme exécutable ou un fichier de commandes.

FYI, it does NOT exists under Windows 2000 and inferior
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Re: Automatic shutdown/restart/standby/hybernate/lock program
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2006, 05:58:29 PM »
Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]

Sorry... I find that most useful.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2006, 06:05:30 PM by jgpaiva »

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Re: Automatic shutdown/restart/standby/hybernate/lock program
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2006, 08:06:19 PM »
like jgpaiva, i too use the shutdown tool in WinXP. btw, shutdown -i opens a gui interface..

wreckedcarzz:
you may want to try Dimio's DShutdown. among other things you can set it to shutdown after finishing a particular task.

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There are monitoring options that allow you to shutdown a PC after a particular application terminates (useful at the end of compressing several files). There are also options to shutdown a PC when Internet traffic reduces below a particular data-rate (useful to shutdown a PC when it has finished a large download).

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Re: Automatic shutdown/restart/standby/hybernate/lock program
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2006, 08:54:01 PM »
DShutdown looks cool, and he has a few more useful programs, all donationware, so send him a donation if you like the software!

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Re: Automatic shutdown/restart/standby/hybernate/lock program
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2006, 02:26:02 PM »
For automatic lock, you can use the password protect feature in Display Properties > Screen Saver

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Re: IDEA: Automatic shutdown/restart/standby/hybernate/lock program
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2006, 08:34:56 PM »
DShutdown is an OLD program of mine (featured in old versions of my "program" CompuTECH; see the Living Room for the subject).
the lock feature I have been using for years now...but that is the standard windows lock and is easily bypassable (I use Station Lock XP for locking- only found 1 bug in it; when the mouse wheel is clicked I usually get a fatal error screen and the lock exits).