Re: Run Program on Critical Battery Level
I had considered this, and in fact that's how I have it set up now...
However, the same event is logged whether I manually put the PC to sleep or
it goes to sleep due to a power event, so far as I can tell...
There's got to be a registry entry for it somewhere, I just have not been
able to locate it. I find it unlikely that Microsoft would remove
functionality. I find it more likely that they would hide potentially
dangerous functionality so as to protect those who do not understand the
implications of just "running a program" on a power event...
"Rick Rogers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Haven't tried it myself yet, but I should think you'd be able to do this
> with Task Scheduler by setting an event trigger.
> Best of Luck,
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> "Megabyte" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I found a post asking a similar question to this, but the answer does not
>>really help me, so I'll ask again.
>> I'm looking to find out how to run a program (or script/batch file
>> preferably) that will autorun when the battery reaches critical level.
>> The reason I ask is that I have my PC and a Western Digital MyBook World
>> Edition network drive connected to my UPS. For those who don't know, it
>> runs a version of linux, and I have hacked into the box and added a
>> pointer that looks for a connection on a specific port and when it gets
>> one, shuts down the box properly.
>> Since I have my PC hibernate when my UPS is almost dead, I'd like to run
>> a script that launches telnet to a specific host on a specific port.
>> When that completes, Hibernate.
>> This was easy in XP, as there was a "Run Program" option in the power
>> options. I can't seem to find it in Vista.
>> Please help,
>> -- ET