BIOS Settings to control how pc starts up and shutdown

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BIOS Settings to control how pc starts up and shutdown

Post by AustinCann » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:01 pm

I have a software application running on a pc running windows. Is it possible to achieve following:

1) When I connect it to power socket, it boots up and take me to desktop( which is a usual behaviour I believe when any pc is connected to power outlet)
2) (Here is a tricky one), While doing my work and computer running, I remove power plug, computer shuts down, However, on plugging it back in, it doesn't do any registry checks, doesn't show me messages like start windows normally, start in safe mode etc. Is it possible to achieve this all

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Re: BIOS Settings to control how pc starts up and shutdown

Post by edwin » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:53 am

1) set it to power ON after power loss (in the bios).
2) no. this is by design, you will have to sit that one out, it will go to the desktop after windows has done its checks.

3) may I suggest a UPS for catching the power losses?
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Re: BIOS Settings to control how pc starts up and shutdown

Post by AustinCann » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:53 pm

Hello Edwin. Let me explain what i am trying to achieve.
I have designed a software application for a pc which will be used by the operators in a factory.

I dont want this pc to appear as a computer and take out windows/ pc interaction as much as possible and give them only feel of this software application which got all the controls and indicators they wish to use.

When they start, they turn main button on, and ideally all I want them to see is the graphical user interface of the application.

Is it possible?

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Re: BIOS Settings to control how pc starts up and shutdown

Post by edwin » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:18 am

Essentially these are all windows settings except for the auto power on after power failure, that one is in the bios.

In windows you can disable the largest part of those displays:
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the Advanced tab, and then under Startup and Recovery, click Settings (or Startup and Recovery).
Uncheck the two top entries (list of OSs and recovery options).
You will need something like autoadminlogon and you add your program to the currentversion\run section, and make it full-screen.

Shut down windows in the right way, make a disk image with one of these:
http://disk-imaging-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
or if no-budget:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-fr ... rogram.htm

Now you can start testing.
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