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How to restart your computer automatically after a power failure

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To be able to restart your computer automatically after a power failure or outage can be very useful especially when you are running systems that require your PC to remain on or connected to the network. However, there is a way to mitigate the impact of power failures and ensure that your computer automatically restarts once the power is restored. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to set up your computer for automatic restarts after a power failure.

Whether you’re using a Windows, macOS, or Linux system, we’ve got you covered. By implementing this simple solution, you can regain peace of mind knowing that your computer will bounce back without manual intervention, safeguarding your data and productivity. So, let’s dive in and learn how to configure your computer to automatically restart after a power outage.

Set your BIOS to auto-reboot

To restart your computer (PC) automatically after power failure, you will need to set your BIOS to auto-reboot. To do this you’ll need to access the BIOS settings during the boot process. Here’s a general guide on how to do it:

  1. Restart Your Computer: Save any work you have open and restart your PC.
  2. Access BIOS: During the boot process, you’ll see a message indicating which key to press to enter the BIOS setup. Common keys for PCs are F1, F2, F12, or Delete. Quickly press the appropriate key to enter BIOS setup before the operating system loads.
  3. Navigate to Power Management Settings: Once you’re in the BIOS setup utility, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate through the menus. Look for a section related to “Power Management,” “Advanced,” or “Boot Options.”
  4. Find Auto-Reboot Option: Within the Power Management or Boot Options section, you should see an option related to automatic reboot or restart. The exact wording may vary depending on your BIOS version. Look for terms like “Auto Restart,” “Automatic Reboot,” or “Power-On After Power Failure.”
  5. Enable Auto-Reboot: Select the option related to auto-reboot and change its setting to “Enabled” or “On.” Again, the exact steps may vary depending on your BIOS version, so carefully read the instructions on the screen.
  6. Save Changes and Exit: Once you’ve enabled the auto-reboot option, navigate to the option to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup utility. Typically, this involves pressing a key such as F10 to save changes and exit.
  7. Restart Your Computer: Allow your PC to restart. The changes you made in the BIOS setup should now take effect, and your computer will automatically reboot according to the configured settings.

It’s important to note that accessing and modifying BIOS settings can potentially impact the stability and functionality of your computer. Make sure you’re comfortable navigating the BIOS setup utility and follow any on-screen instructions carefully. If you’re unsure about making changes to BIOS settings, consult your computer’s user manual or seek assistance from a knowledgeable individual.

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