Can I configure my PC to shut off at a certain time?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by PolkaHero, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. PolkaHero


    Jan 5, 2002
    I've gone under the Control Panel (scheduled tasks) but couldn't find anything to shut the computer down at a certain time. I'm running Windows XP. Is there a way to schedule the computer to shut off or hibernate at a certain time? Thanks!
  2. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    You could always get a timer switch for yur plug that cuts of the 'leccy at a preset time...

    It'll probably bust yer comp' in time though.
  3. BigTed


    Jul 1, 2002
    San Diego
    THere's a DOS command "shutdown" Go to the command prompt and type shutdown /? to get all of the command line switches. I think it lets you pick a time too.

    Or you could browse to shutdown.exe in the task schedular.
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