I don't see an automatic power up (APU) setting in the BIOS. Is there a way to get the IOpener to automatically power up on a set schedule? Utimately, I'd like to have it automatically power up in the morning and display new/weather/traffic information, then shut itself down at a specified time. I think the data retrieval and shut down can be controlled by the Windows Scheduler (Win98), but I don't know how to get it to turn itself on.
Keep the unit powered on and running Win98, but enable "Doze Mode" or possibly "Sleep Mode". There's no way that I know of to have the unit power itself on (i.e. cold-boot), but it's possible to have Win98 wake up from doze mode. These would be in the advanced power management tools in Win98's control panel. You might need the VIA drivers for the maximum set of options.
You might need to work hard at tweaking that part, in coordination with the power management functions of the BIOS (the wake-up interrupts in particular). Lots of permutations to try. Best bet is to work with win98 first, and then tweak the BIOS stuff only as a last resort.
I have a unit with Win98, and an alarm clock program. I have Win98 go into sleep mode...turning off the hard drive and screen after 5 minutes. The IO is all but off, and it starts playing mp3's in the morning for an hour.
The trick was to get the correct video driver. For some reason, some of the video drivers for the IO will turn off the backlight...and others do not allow the HD to turn off. The video driver I use that works (for me) is at http://ITResource.com/io.htm
The only problem I have with Sleep mode (or suspend or standby or whatever it's called) is that the fan doesn't shut off, so it's still noticeable. I saw there's both a suspend setting and a doze setting in the BIOS setup; What's the difference between the two? I was able to turn the backlight off with suspend by setting the video mode to HCPS (or something like that).
Jeff102410: what's the name of the alarm clock prog you're using?
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