Auto Shutdown when on Login screen



Sunil
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
In windows xp, how can i have the computer shutdown after 10 minutes or such
of inactivity. The computer will most likely be at the 'log in' screen...so
there is not a user logged in. The Windows power options are per-user...not
per machine as far as I can see. My BIOS does not support auto-shutdown or
standby either, mainly because its a desktop computer and not a laptop. Any
suggestions on how to make my computer shutdown, anytime after 10 minutes of
no usage when on the logon screen? I have tried third party shutdown
softwares, but they all load after you have logged in.

NotMe
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
You can make it go on standby or hibernate after 10 minutes, but an actual
power off shutdown?
I've never done that or even seen it.

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"Sunil" <Sunil@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> In windows xp, how can i have the computer shutdown after 10 minutes or
> such
> of inactivity. The computer will most likely be at the 'log in'
> screen...so
> there is not a user logged in. The Windows power options are
> per-user...not
> per machine as far as I can see. My BIOS does not support auto-shutdown or
> standby either, mainly because its a desktop computer and not a laptop.
> Any
> suggestions on how to make my computer shutdown, anytime after 10 minutes
> of
> no usage when on the logon screen? I have tried third party shutdown
> softwares, but they all load after you have logged in.

Bob I
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Use Taskmanager to start the task at boot time. Windows XP provides a
utility called "shutdown.exe". At the command prompt enter shutdown /?
for usage and parameters.

Sunil wrote:

> In windows xp, how can i have the computer shutdown after 10 minutes or such
> of inactivity. The computer will most likely be at the 'log in' screen...so
> there is not a user logged in. The Windows power options are per-user...not
> per machine as far as I can see. My BIOS does not support auto-shutdown or
> standby either, mainly because its a desktop computer and not a laptop. Any
> suggestions on how to make my computer shutdown, anytime after 10 minutes of
> no usage when on the logon screen? I have tried third party shutdown
> softwares, but they all load after you have logged in.

Bob I
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
OOPS! Task Scheduler NOT Task Manager!

Bob I wrote:

> Use Taskmanager to start the task at boot time. Windows XP provides a
> utility called "shutdown.exe". At the command prompt enter shutdown /?
> for usage and parameters.
>
> Sunil wrote:
>
>> In windows xp, how can i have the computer shutdown after 10 minutes
>> or such of inactivity. The computer will most likely be at the 'log
>> in' screen...so there is not a user logged in. The Windows power
>> options are per-user...not per machine as far as I can see. My BIOS
>> does not support auto-shutdown or standby either, mainly because its a
>> desktop computer and not a laptop. Any suggestions on how to make my
>> computer shutdown, anytime after 10 minutes of no usage when on the
>> logon screen? I have tried third party shutdown softwares, but they
>> all load after you have logged in.
>
>


Auto Shutdown when on Login screen