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    Member Muhammad Irfan's Avatar
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    Question Automatic ShutDown???

    Is it possible to shut down your system at any specified time automatically?
    I think it is possible by using Task Schedular and infact I was able to do it (by 1st making a short cut on desktop with command "c:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows" and then adding it to schedule task) but when I turned my system on the next day the scan disk started running showing that the system was nt properly shut down.
    1-Plz tell me was my method correct?
    2-If nt then how to do it correctly?
    3-Is it also possible with WinXP?
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    Titanium Member efc's Avatar
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    I found this article that should work as a scheduled task.

    LINK

    Second thought, this may only work in the Novel environment. I will keep looking.
    Last edited by efc; June 12th, 2005 at 21:58 PM.
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    This is another possibility.

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    You can use the "Clapper" to shut down your computer. On the other hand there's programs like:
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...tDown-XP.shtml
    http://www.topshareware.com/dfg-Shut...load-12807.htm
    Highest rating: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/poweroff.html

    Found this:
    Automatic Shutdown

    I tried enabling APM, but then the computer wouldn't shutdown at all, and just restarted all the time. so I always had to manually turn off my computer when the "It is now safe to turn off your computer" screen came up.

    Well I fixed this problem, and came across the solution, for me accidently. I went to Device Manager, then to View then Show Hidden Devices, then you look on the list for NT Apm/Legacy Support. Under that is NT Apm/Legacy Interface Node. I found that this driver was disabled. Why, I'm not too sure, but I enabled it and now when I shut down windows, my computer turns off automatically. I went into power management and the APM was also activated/enabled....It must do this when you enable the driver.

    Hope this is of help to anyone.

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    Titanium Member efc's Avatar
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    Langa List also has an article on the subject.

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    For Windows 9x series the shutdown can be performed from shell32.dll using

    rundll32 shell32.exe,SHexitWindowsEx %1

    replace %1 with

    0 = Log Off
    1 = ShutDOwn
    2 = Restart
    4 = Forced
    8 = Poweroff

    ie.. rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHExitWindowsEx 1 - will shut it down.
    I'm using Windows 7 - you got a problem with that?

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