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Old 02-02-2007, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to bypass pushing your computer "on" button

I have my computer plugged into one of those power supply
switch stations that usually sit under a monitor. You know ---
those nifty lighted power centers that lets you switch on everything
at your command.

The process of turning on my computer is a two-step process. I
first need to flip the switch of my power supply station ON and then
press the ON/RESET button in front of my computer.

Is there any settings (perhaps in the BIOS) that will enable a
computer to be powered on by an external switch rather than
having to keep pushing the computer's front "on/reset" button

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Old 02-02-2007, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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doesnt seem like that much of a hassel lol. but if your wire savvy you can connect your power button on your computer to the external switch so when you flick that on it will be like pressing your power button.

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Old 02-02-2007, 11:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Why not leave the 'power station' switch on, and just press the power button on the PC to turn it on? Or leave it on 24x7?
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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is it really that hard to lift your hand twice to flip the thought i was lazy....but hey if you really wanna know....then do what ethereal dragon said...

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Plug the PC directly into the wall..
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Plug it to the neighbors outlet if they have one outside.


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