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Hello

Can anyone recommend a freeware shutdown/restart utility? I need to schedule my machine to automatically shutdown at a certain time of the day.

I am looking in www.download.com and there are a few. Has anyone had any good or bad experiences with one?

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Michele
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Take a look here several utilities listed here

http://www.geocities.com/eecrazyone/crazyone.html

SHUTDOWN AUTOMATION

Shutdown/Restart

For Win2000 and XP. The utility is non-configurable and its main use is for using the Task Scheduler to turn off or restart the machine. It will not prompt for saving any current open files nor will it save any open files. It commences directly into shutting down the machine. Once invoked it can't be stopped. To have the machine do a Restart use the following switch /r
Example C:\Shutdown\Shutdown.exe /r

Also you can create two shortcuts and place them on your Start Menu and assign a hotkey to each shortcut. One shortcut would be for powering down the machine and the other would be for restarting the machine using the /r switch.
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X-ecutor (c) 1998-2002 Andreas Spang

Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Runs programs at system startup or shutdown
You can specify different conditions under which your programs should be started
You can activate programs at specific times or on specific days of the week.
Runs programs only once a day if you want to
Shutdown the system automatically to a specified time
Shutdown the system automatically if it is idle for a specified amount of minutes
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Wizmo developed by Steve Gibson

"Wizmo is a multipurpose, miscellaneous Windows function, "catch all" with a growing list of uncommon but useful features and capabilities."

SHUTDOWN TRIGGER COMMANDS
DRIVE OPEN (EJECT) and CLOSE (LOAD)
WINDOWS SCREEN SAVER COMMANDS
WIZMO'S SCREEN SAVER COMMANDS
AUDIO CONTROL COMMANDS
GRAVITON SCREEN SAVER PARAMETERS
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PsShutdown Copyright © 2000 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals

This is a clone of the NT/Win2000 resource kit shutdown utility with the same options without having to buy the Resource Kit.
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Exit Windows Copyright © Marty List
JSI FAQ

"Exitwindows.exe doesn't have the remote shutdown capability of shutdown.exe from the Resource kits (Windows 2000 or Windows NT), but it does have the ability to initiate a power down, which shutdown.exe does not."
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If you have the Win2000 Resource Kit it to has a shutdown utility.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/rktour/server/S_tools.asp
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