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Windows 7: How to get auto restart after power outage?

24 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
How to get auto restart after power outage?

I am hooked up to a UPS, but after that runs out and I am away, I sometimes need to remotely logon - in which case I need the computer on. If I need to change something in the BIOS, please give specifics of how to do this as I have looked in there and found nothing related to this.

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24 May 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Almost all the latest BIOSs have a setting for auto power on after power is restored.

In the BIOS in Advanced Power Management (APM) look for this option

Restore from AC power loss [always OFF| always ON| last state]

Set this to always ON, Save the BIOS settings and restart the system.

You can also see this link for further help.

Power Management Settings.

Please give us the name of your system's BIOS for further information.
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24 May 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I'm not sure it's what you need, but look at:

Control panel/system/advanced system settings/startup and recovery settings/

Do you have a checkmark next to "automatically restart" under system failure?
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24 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 64 bit

Yes, I do have a check mark next to the automatically restart.

RRaod, I am not seeing the advanced power management in my BIOS.
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24 May 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Can you give the name of your BIOS manufacturer (Phoenix, American Megatrends etc.)?
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24 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 64 bit

All it says under system information in the start up menu is: System BIOS CAR_716.ROM v7.16. Any other way to get the manufacture name?
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24 May 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Never heard this name! System Information is not the right place to get BIOS information.

All you have to do is enter the BIOS before the system loads windows. Most of the BIOSs open up with F1, F2, or F10 keys when the system has just started. Usually these key combinations are displayed on the black screen before the windows starts. Like "Press F2 to enter setup".

Once you enter the BIOS, the BIOS manufacturer's name will be on the top. The following links contain a list of BIOS manufacturers.

List of BIOS Manufacturers Part 1 with their websites.
List of BIOS Manufacturers Part 2 with their websites.

If you can find the name of the BIOS manufacturer, you can go to the respective manufacturer's website and download a BIOS manual. This will explain each setting and the implications of changing the values.

Try all the BIOS options carefully (without changing any values) till you find the Power options screen. Then make the necessary changes, save the settings and exit BIOS.
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24 May 2012   #8

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Type system information into the start menu search box and then when you open that screen see what it says for BIOS Version/Date. Also look at System Manufacturer and System model for more info. You can also get some of that info by pressing the windows key and the pause/break key.
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30 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 64 bit

Found it - American Megatrends. I was in the start-up menu (only was saying to press esc upon start up, but did have to press f10 - even thou nothing said that was an option). In setup utility and then under "advanced" was a "Power-on" menu and one of the choices was for after power loss. So looks like all set. Many thanks you guys.
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30 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

You say you are hooked up to a UPS.
Does the UPS perform a controlled shutdown of your computer after the main power goes off or are you letting the UPS just shutdown as it's batteries get low?
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