How to wake PC from standby programmatically without Wake on LAN
Posted on 2004-08-25
I am trying to write an alarm clock program in VB .NEt and it works perfectly except that if my PC goes into stanby, the alarm clock fails to wake it up. Is there a way to wake a PC programmatically (without Wake on LAN - this PC is standalone and does not have any network peripherals like network card/modem, etc.) once it is in standby mode? I have seen an alarm clock program once that manges to do this on the Apple Mac but I did not see the source code for this, but I was wondering if you can do this for a PC. I guess this must be possible, because as soon as I move the mouse, the PC wakes up (note, it has not just switched of the monitor, the PC actually goes into a lower power mode, i.e. fan stops, etc.) so there must be something monitoring system functions in the background.
Any pointers will be greatly appreciated.