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I am running a Windows XP SP2 OS on a Celeron 2.0 GHZ with 1 GB RAM. I want to auto power on and shut down my PC when I am not at the computer. Basically I want to schedule the starting up and shutting down of my computer. I know the shutting down can be scheduled, but is there a way to auto power on a computer? Can this be implemented through the BIOS? Will a new BIOS upgrade solve the problem?

My Computer particulars are as follows:

BIOS Date: 05/07/03
BIOS Type: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 05/07/2003-P4M266-8235-6A6LWYKAC
OEM Sign-On: P4M266A-M/MN VER:2.00 05/23/2003
Chipset: VIA 82C3148 rev 0
Superio: ITE 8705/SiS 950 rev 2 found at port 2Eh
OS: WinXP SP2
CPU: Intel Celeron(R) 2000 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 1024 MB
Memory Maximum: Unknown
Memory Slot 01: 512 MB
Memory Slot 02: 512 MB
Memory Slot 03: 0 MB

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Thanks for the reply. I have already solved the problem. Upgraded my PC. The BIOS is the Gigabyte G31/G33 mobo has a setting through which the PC can be booted automatically at any predetermined time.

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