Auto power up computer after power outage with NT Server 4.0

Hi,
Not sure where to post this question -
Problem:
WinNT 4.0 Server (will soon be Win2000 Server)
and Win98 machines.
Area where systems are located have occasional power outages.  
One of the two servers will just reboot to a normal state but the other machines need the power button reset.
Is this a hardware? or system fix?

Thanks
Cert98Asked:
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MarkhamConnect With a Mentor Commented:
This is probably a BIOS setting issue

There should be a setting for Power state.


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cookreCommented:
Some older boxes have power supplies that require a manual cycling of the power button after a loss of external power.  This was a deliberate feature of their design and was not widely recognized as a useful feature.

If you have some of those, you're out of luck - there's no way around it outside of putting in a different power supply.

If the outages are short enough, a UPS should take care of the problem, but for anything longer than 10 or 15 minutes, you're out of luck.
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philharleCommented:
Not sure about NT4 but on a Win2K server the driver for Advanced Power Managment has to be added in the driver list in conjunction with the settings in the BIOS.
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cookreCommented:
I've also seen some newer boards that behave similarly after fractional second outages.  For those, you hit the reset button or cycle the power.  That's an ideal case for an UPS.
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