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Power "bumps"

  1. #1


    Best Guest

    Power "bumps"

    How can I change the settings, so when there is a power bump (lights flicker
    for a second) the computer shuts off and stays off, rather than starts
    again?



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  3. #2


    Earle Horton Guest

    Re: Power "bumps"

    That is usually a BIOS setup thing, and depends on the particular
    motherboard that you have. Look in your motherboard manual, or press
    usually ESC or DEL on startup. Some of them have weird key combinations.

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    Earle Horton -- earleh@xxxxxx

    "Best" <doyucare@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%233gUmdqSJHA.4452@xxxxxx

    > How can I change the settings, so when there is a power bump (lights
    > flicker for a second) the computer shuts off and stays off, rather than
    > starts again?
    >


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  4. #3


    Best Guest

    Re: Power "bumps"


    "Earle Horton" <earleh@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:uqXwPfqSJHA.5056@xxxxxx

    > That is usually a BIOS setup thing, and depends on the particular
    > motherboard that you have. Look in your motherboard manual, or press
    > usually ESC or DEL on startup. Some of them have weird key combinations.
    Thanks, will do. I seem to remember that from a few computers back, thought
    they would have upgraded it by now.



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  5. #4


    Jed Guest

    Re: Power "bumps"

    On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 20:31:33 -0400, "Best" <doyucare@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >How can I change the settings, so when there is a power bump (lights flicker
    >for a second) the computer shuts off and stays off, rather than starts
    >again?
    Your best bet would be to buy a UPS backup power supply that would
    allow you the time to save any open files and shutdown gracefully.


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  6. #5


    Peter Foldes Guest

    Re: Power "bumps"

    Best

    Windows+Pause key and select Advanced\Startup and Recovery\Settings and put a checkmark to ""Automatically Restart""

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    "Best" <doyucare@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:%233gUmdqSJHA.4452@xxxxxx

    > How can I change the settings, so when there is a power bump (lights flicker
    > for a second) the computer shuts off and stays off, rather than starts
    > again?
    >
    >

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  7. #6


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Power "bumps"

    If you are asking this question the problem must be severe. Get a good UPS
    power backup and end your problems.

    --

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


    "Best" <doyucare@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%233gUmdqSJHA.4452@xxxxxx

    > How can I change the settings, so when there is a power bump (lights
    > flicker for a second) the computer shuts off and stays off, rather than
    > starts again?
    >

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  8. #7


    the wharf rat Guest

    Re: Power "bumps"

    In article <#3gUmdqSJHA.4452@xxxxxx>,
    Best <doyucare@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >How can I change the settings, so when there is a power bump (lights flicker
    >for a second) the computer shuts off and stays off, rather than starts
    >again?
    >
    I trained my cat to pull the plugs out when the lights flicker.

    >


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  9. #8


    illjilli Guest

    Re: Power "bumps"

    you are correct. Folders is not.. as usual.



    "Zaphod Beeblebrox" <Zaphod.Arisztid.Beeblebrox@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:gg3noo$dhn$1@xxxxxx

    >
    > "Peter Foldes" <okf22@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:uTlRKUrSJHA.5244@xxxxxx
    >

    >>"Best" <doyucare@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>news:%233gUmdqSJHA.4452@xxxxxx

    >>> How can I change the settings, so when there is a power bump (lights
    >>> flicker
    >>> for a second) the computer shuts off and stays off, rather than starts
    >>> again?
    >>>
    >> Best
    >>
    >> Windows+Pause key and select Advanced\Startup and Recovery\Settings and
    >> put a checkmark to ""Automatically Restart""
    >>
    > Peter: That has nothing to do with what the OP is asking. That setting
    > controls what Windows does when it bugchecks / blue screens. You need to
    > learn to read posts more carefully.
    >
    > Best: The setting you are looking for is in the PC's BIOS settings. During
    > a boot, you'll need to press a key, usually the DEL key or F2,etc. - it
    > depends on your computer, but it normally tells you during the boot before
    > Windows starts loading.
    >
    > --
    > Zaphod
    >
    > No matter where you go, there you are!
    >
    >
    >

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  10. #9


    Ian D Guest

    Re: Power "bumps"


    "Best" <doyucare@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%233gUmdqSJHA.4452@xxxxxx

    > How can I change the settings, so when there is a power bump (lights
    > flicker for a second) the computer shuts off and stays off, rather than
    > starts again?
    >
    There should be a setting in the BIOS Power menu. It
    will be labelled something like, Restore on AC power loss.
    The default is usually, Power off, but your's must be set
    to resart, or power on.



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  11. #10


    Best Guest

    Re: Power "bumps"


    "Jed" <zyzygy@xxxxxxôtentiary.com.invalid> wrote in message
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    > On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 20:31:33 -0400, "Best" <doyucare@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >>How can I change the settings, so when there is a power bump (lights
    >>flicker
    >>for a second) the computer shuts off and stays off, rather than starts
    >>again?
    >
    > Your best bet would be to buy a UPS backup power supply that would
    > allow you the time to save any open files and shutdown gracefully.
    I am more concerned about the times when I am not home.



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