View Full Version : Wake Computer at Specified time

November 12th, 2010, 04:07 AM
Hey Everyone,

I am writing a program using Java. One thing I would like it to do is wake the computer at a specified time, if the computer is off. I do not mean SLEEP --> I mean physically off, but still plugged in. :)

Is it possible to do this for a generic computer, or is this something that is BIOS dependent?

I am quite certain what I want to do is possible, I just don't know how. I am not constrained to using Java, as I also know C, C++ and assembly Language.

If anyone has knowledge on this, I will be VERY thankful.

Cheers - CC7

November 12th, 2010, 04:27 AM
The thing about computers which are off, is, it's very hard to run programs on them. :) Unless you have some fancy wake on LAN deal set up, your best bet is to poke around the BIOS and see if they have anything applicable available.