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    Default Auto re-boot Win XP after power failure

    Hi,

    Can this be done? I used to do it with a Mac but can't seem to find any reference to it in the XP bible.

    Thanks, Rob

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    Default Re: Auto re-boot Win XP after power failure

    I think its somewhere in your PC's Bios. Under power management or something like that...

    "AC Back" funtion in my computer is the closest thing I got in my Bios
    My shutdown application

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    Default Re: Auto re-boot Win XP after power failure

    Operating systems don't know anything about this. It's hardware. So look in the BIOS. The OS starts to exist only when it has been loaded and told to start.

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    Default Re: Auto re-boot Win XP after power failure

    wrong.............controlpanel/system/advanced/starup and recovery/settings/system failure.......TICK....automatically restart
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    Default Re: Auto re-boot Win XP after power failure

    Wrong, drcspy. That option automatically restarts the OS after it has failed. That's a software failure,. not a power failure. The OS can't restart if the power has gone off, then come up again, unless the hardware has restarted. And it won't do that unless it has been told to do this with a BIOS setting. The default is for it to not restart.

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    Default Re: Auto re-boot Win XP after power failure

    Well thanks all.

    With the Mac I simply put an icon in the startup folder.

    I can see that in Win it is all to do with the BIOS.

    But one thing isn't the BIOS in effect a program held in flash memory which tells the various physicaL PIECES OF HARDWARE HOW TO RESPOND?

    Rob

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    Default Re: Auto re-boot Win XP after power failure

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob
    But one thing isn't the BIOS in effect a program held in flash memory which tells the various physicaL PIECES OF HARDWARE HOW TO RESPOND?

    Rob
    Yes, exactly.
    And the Power supply is one of those pieces of hardware, on/off being controlled by the motherboard.

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    Default Re: Auto re-boot Win XP after power failure

    And of course, the Mac is a special case. Its OSs know what's in the "BIOS", because there is only one manufacturer, so they can have "an icon" to do this. But it must still be done by setting a flag in the "BIOS", because the OS "doesn't exist" when the power is off.

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