Bootup at certan time

By XApemanX
Nov 29, 2005
  1. Hey is there something i can do to set my pc to start up at 7:30 am?, i thought there was somthign for this in windows. i checked all arround in the controll pannel. i'm running windows xp pro
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You may be able to set this up in your bios.

    Your mobo manual should be able to tell you if this is possible.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  3. XApemanX

    XApemanX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    yea i just checked. nothing, i'm runin the A8V delux mobo, although i cant flash bios due to not having a floppy drive. Doh!
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    I don't think I've seen a mobo in the last few years that didn't have an RTC Alarm option in its BIOS.

    is the RTC option in the advanced settings/apm config menu?
  5. XApemanX

    XApemanX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    no i dont beleive i have that. i'm readin out of my manual and this is what my bios has
    ignore spelling mistakes :p
    Main Menu
    system time
    system date
    legacy diskette a
    primary and secondary ide master/slave
    system information

    advanced menu
    CPU configuration
    Onboard Devices Configuration
    Pci Pnp
    JumperFree Configuration
    Speech Configuration
    Instant Music Configuration

    Power menu
    Suspend mode
    Repost Video on s3 resume
    ACPI 2.0 Support
    ACPI APCI Support
    APM configuration
    Hardware Monitor

    Boot menu
    Boot Device Priority
    Boot settings Configuration

    Exit Menu
  6. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    enter the APM configuration (as suggested in my last post) menu under the power menu page of your BIOS. Check there for RTC options.

    Don't be afraid to acctually enter the bios and look for things - just don't change anything unless you understand it (RTC Alarm is safe enough). If you think you've changed something accidentally, just exit without saving by pressing escape and try again..

    Sometimes they don't write everything up in the manuals.
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