View Full Version : Automatically restart computer in the middle of the night - Scheduled Tasks?
07-25-2005, 06:09 PM
I have a computer that runs a flakey piece of software and the only way that I can get it to work consistantly is to restart it every other day or so. Needless to say I might forget to do it and I don't really want to worry about it anymore. Is there a way I can get Scheduled Tasks to restart my computer every night like at 2 am? Or should I just download a 3 party application to run a little script?
07-25-2005, 06:36 PM
You probably can program the BIOS on your motherboard to wake up the computer at 2 a.m. every night...
My Asus mobo has this feature... check to see if yours has it.
(I used to use this feature to wake my PC up at 4:00 so that it could record a TV show that I wanted to watch... however I didn't want it to stay running all day wasting power. :D )
07-25-2005, 06:51 PM
Thanks Darkfury, but the computer is going to be on at all times (it's running security cameras in a few choice locations) and so I just need it to automatically restart in the middle of the night when they're little chance of activity.
07-25-2005, 06:56 PM
What OS are you running? WinXP has shutdown built in (I think at c:\Windows\system32. -r to reboot ). If some other, you can get a resource kit with shutdown in it I think.
07-25-2005, 07:02 PM
Awesome cubsfan I thought there might be one built in. I found an explanation based on what you said:
Thanks a lot!
07-26-2005, 10:34 AM
Where did you say the security cameras would be off at 2AM every night? :P
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