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Automate shutdown/hibernate and start up

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I have a couple Windows XP machines, I would like to shut down/hibernate at a certain time.  I want to know if its possible to have the machine start back up automatically as well.
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I believe the only way to automatically start up from a powered down state is to have a hardware hookup that runs the timer and when the timer is up virtually hits the power button on the machine... (aka it sends the signal to the motherboard to boot up)
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However, some bios software may have a reboot function.
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Some BIOSs have built in wake-up timer, not very many though. There is also WOL (Wake on Lan), where you could have a server act as a daemon, booting each machine via WOL.
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