Schedule task to shutdown your PC automatically

I’m using this for XP.

1) Go to Start menu->All programs->Accessories->System Tools->Scheduled Tasks


Just Run “tasks”.

2) Add scheduled task:

Browse and select the program:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 60

Select how often and what day(s) and time you want to run this program, enter username and password of your window user.

Before “finish”, check “Open advanced properties for this task when I click Finish, in “Run:”, you should see “C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe”, add “-s -t xx” at the end. xx means how many seconds before it shuts down.

e.g. you’ll have “C:\WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 60”.

If you want to something else rather than directly shutdown, check “shutdown/?” in command prompt.


ThinkPad X61 Tablet Bluetooth not working?

Problem: I tried everything in bluetooth places, it showed “device not detected”. I checked drivers in system device management, but it showed everything worked ok. I used PC doctor, no error found. I checked system “Services”. The bluetooth service was running perfectly.

Solution: Very simple! Actually, in thinkpad x61t, open ThinkVantage Access Connections, there’s an option to turn on/off bluetooth device. I turned it off sometime before and forgot.

XPSViewer stopped working

I’m using win XP. I have IE and firefox. But firefox was set to the default internet browser. When I try to open an .xps file that I just created, firefox retarts and it asked me to download or open in a popup window.

Actually, this is just a file type association problem. Right now, .xps is associated with “C:\WINDOWS\system32\XPSViewer\xpsviewer.exe”. If you just want to open this xps file, you can restart IE, then drag the .xps file to IE or open the file from menu->file->open ….  If you want solve this problem permanently. Another words, if you want to open xps file directly by double click, you can just change the file type association, which can be done in many ways.

1. Right click the .xps file->open with-> choose program-> choose IE. You can check “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file”, then click OK. If you don’t see “open with”, you can use SHIFT+right click.

This can also be done by changing the file type association in the folder options, which can be seen in “my computer->Tools->folder options”, or from menu of any folder. Click File types, find xps, click “change” for “open with”.

2. If your IE is not visible in the list, you can’t find it whatsoever, then you can choose to change the file type association in the registry.

Open registry by running “regedit” and find the key at


Double click the key and change the value data to:
“c:\Program files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” “%1”