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Time Control of Start Up Behavior of Personal Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014895D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Aug-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method is disclosed that allows users of personal computers to control the start up behavior of PC's based on time of day. Background: There is existing technology used in personal computers marketed by the IBM Corp. that allows the user to specify the systems behavior when system power up is caused by various different stimulus. Specifically, this technology allows the user to specify which device to boot from depending on the stimulus that turned on system power.