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is there something built into windows that will automatically restart the whole machine?
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Well, if there's a system error, there's an auto-reboot feature (you can turn it off though).

Right-Click "My Computer", Left-Click "Properties", Left-Click on the "Advanced" tab, Click on the "Settings" button under "Startup and Recovery". You'll need to "untick" where it says "Automatically Restart" under the "System Failure" area.

There are some trojans and badware that will cause reboots as well though. This is also not to mention a possible hardware issue.

You need to see if it's throwing a BSOD first & what the message is.

{Edit: or are you looking for something to click on to make the system reboot for you?}
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Well, if there's a system error, there's an auto-reboot feature (you can turn it off though).

Right-Click "My Computer", Left-Click "Properties", Left-Click on the "Advanced" tab, Click on the "Settings" button under "Startup and Recovery". You'll need to "untick" where it says "Automatically Restart" under the "System Failure" area.

There are some trojans and badware that will cause reboots as well though. This is also not to mention a possible hardware issue.

You need to see if it's throwing a BSOD first & what the message is.
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Well, if there's a system error, there's an auto-reboot feature (you can turn it off though).

Right-Click "My Computer", Left-Click "Properties", Left-Click on the "Advanced" tab, Click on the "Settings" button under "Startup and Recovery". You'll need to "untick" where it says "Automatically Restart" under the "System Failure" area.

There are some trojans and badware that will cause reboots as well though. This is also not to mention a possible hardware issue.

You need to see if it's throwing a BSOD first & what the message is.

{Edit: or are you looking for something to click on to make the system reboot for you?}
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LOL. sorry guys i will specify what im looking for better. is there an option built into windows that i can set up to reboot the computer.
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You can place a shortcut on your desktop by right-clicking anywhere open & clicking on New>Shortcut & then paste the following into it & press enter.

SHUTDOWN -r -t 01

When you want to reboot you can just double click it ...

OR you could just do the obvious & click on Start>Shut Down>Restart lol
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You can place a shortcut on your desktop by right-clicking anywhere open & clicking on New>Shortcut & then paste the following into it & press enter.

SHUTDOWN -r -t 01

When you want to reboot you can just double click it ...

OR you could just do the obvious & click on Start>Shut Down>Restart lol
but i want the system to do it automatically like every sunday morning.
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I know there's some software that will perform such tasks... I also think there may be something built in, but I'm not certain.

Can you say why this would be important for you because there might be a different way of going about what you are trying to accomplish?
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I know there's some software that will perform such tasks... I also think there may be something built in, but I'm not certain.

Can you say why this would be important for you because there might be a different way of going about what you are trying to accomplish?
its for a server for a friend of mine and i dont know why he wants it he just wants the computer to be rebooted. and he would rather use one built into windows.
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Perhaps this could help.

I haven't used or tested the steps outlined there, but that looks like what your friend needs.

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Seems like it might be a job for a macro of some sort.

There is one here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...-Restart.shtml

I have not a clue about it, but hopefully it'll sort your buddy out.
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