Scheduling a shutdown


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Michael Spears

Here's my problem: I have a TV Tuner card and I can
schedule the software to record TV at a certain time and
date.
In my BIOS I can schedule my computer to boot up at a
certain time. It logs straight in to my user as there is
only one user account on there and it has no password.

It then records at the time specified.
Once it stops recording I want it to shutdown the
computer.
I made a Scheduled Task to run a batch file shortly after
the recording has finished to shut the computer down. (In
case you are wondering, this is in the batch file:
shutdown -s -t 5 -f
which just shutsdown the computer within 5 seconds and
closes all applications.)
The schedule does not run and in Scheduled Tasks, in the
staus column, it says "The scheduled task did not run
because no user account password was entered"

That's because I took the account password off so the
computer could log straight in.
If I put a password on, the computer will stop at the
welcome screen and wait for a password so then it won't
record, if I don't have a password, the Scheduled Task
won't run.

Any suggestions?

Thank You

Michael ([email protected])
 
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Will

-----Original Message-----
Here's my problem: I have a TV Tuner card and I can
schedule the software to record TV at a certain time and
date.
In my BIOS I can schedule my computer to boot up at a
certain time. It logs straight in to my user as there is
only one user account on there and it has no password.

It then records at the time specified.
Once it stops recording I want it to shutdown the
computer.
I made a Scheduled Task to run a batch file shortly after
the recording has finished to shut the computer down. (In
case you are wondering, this is in the batch file:
shutdown -s -t 5 -f
which just shutsdown the computer within 5 seconds and
closes all applications.)
The schedule does not run and in Scheduled Tasks, in the
staus column, it says "The scheduled task did not run
because no user account password was entered"

That's because I took the account password off so the
computer could log straight in.
If I put a password on, the computer will stop at the
welcome screen and wait for a password so then it won't
record, if I don't have a password, the Scheduled Task
won't run.

Any suggestions?

Thank You

Michael ([email protected])
.
You can use passord but have it supplied automatically,
( go from power up to desktop with no user intervention)
1) activate password in normal manner.
2) Into Start->Run box enter control userpasswords2
uncheck the user password entry box.

In advanced, I also called for the ctl alt del setting
which does not apply to power up or restart.

I would not mess with passwords using this Run. It put me
into a hard wait in the last screen before desktop on
startup. I don't know if this solves your problem but I
think it answers your question
 
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R

Rick Corbett

Have you tried using TweakUI XP, one of Microsoft's PowerToys? This let you
set an account and password to auto-logon with.

Hope this helps.

Rick
 

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