[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

Devin L. Ganger rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 15 15:55:25 CDT 2001

On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 05:15:37AM -0400, Michael S. Schiller wrote:
> With all this talk about NT and win2k I have a question about Win98 that
> maybe somebody here can answer. In my experience with Windows (I've never
> used NT or 2k, I'm talking about 98 here) the only way to have the system run
> somewhat stable is to reboot the system at least once every 24 hours. The
> problem is often I forget to do this, or I'm away, and can't reboot the
> machine. Is there a way to gracefully  automatically reboot the system once a
> day at a set time?

You bet!

See KN article Q234216 for details on how to reboot using a batch file.

Combine that with the task scheduler that comes with Windows 98 (you may
have to install additional components via the Add/Remove Programs
control panel applet, under the "Windows Setup" tab, in order to get
this), and you can easily schedule that batch file to run at a given

I use the Task Scheduler to run the NET TIME command to automatically
update the time on my workstation against the PDC, which is set via NTP,
and thus keep my systems in line.  Works great.

Devin L. Ganger <devin at thecabal.org>
find / -name *base* -exec chown us:us {} \;
su -c someone 'export UP_US=thebomb'
for f in great justice ; do sed -e 's/zig//g' < $f ; done

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