Contents of the TIMEBOOT.DOC file
Time Boot Utility
DOCUMENTATION - Version 1.0
Time Boot is a very short utility that will reboot (restart) your
computer at a specific time you set. Until that time is reached, Time
Boot sits idle, allowing you full use of your computer. When the
desired time is reached, your computer will reboot.
Time Boot is a TSR (Terminate & Stay Resident) program. It remains
in memory after the program finishes and uses a very small amount of
memory (appx. 600 bytes). Once installed, it continually checks the
system time clock approximately twice each second, comparing the system
clock with the requested boot time. When the times match, a no-holds-
barred reboot will occur.
Time Boot is ideal for those of us who leave our PC's powered on 24
hours a day. An occasional reboot will refresh the whole system and
ensures everything is in good running order.
Time Boot is also ideal for users of DOS version 3.2. Unfortunately,
DOS 3.2 has a glitch in it concerning the system date. It simply
doesn't change the date at midnight as it should. The PC will happily
keep the same calendar date forever until it is rebooted. At that time,
the correct date is set.
This glitch can play havoc with date sensitive programs. It also
confuses the time/date stamps placed on new/changed files.
To get the most out of Time Boot, include it in your AUTOEXEC.BAT
Running the Program:
Use the DOS Change Directory Command (CD [\Subdirectory]) to make sure
you are in the subdirectory containing TIMEBOOT.COM.
At the DOS prompt, type:
Time Boot accepts any ONE of four parameters explained below. Each
parameter begins with the forward slash (/) and is followed by a letter.
Letters may be either uppercase or lowercase. Additional numbers may
also be required, depending on the option selected.
Options are as follows:
Boot time. Replace the #'s with 4 numbers to represent the
desired boot time setting in 24 hour notation. The time
must be between 0000-2359 (midnight to 11:59 PM). Example:
Sets the computer to reboot at 11:35 PM.
Change current boot time. Replace the #'s with 4 numbers
to represent the desired boot time setting in 24 hour
notation. The time must be between 0000-2359 (midnight to
11:59 PM). Example:
Changes the current boot time. The computer will now reboot
at 3:45 AM instead.
Status. Shows the current scheduled boot time setting. No
additional numbers are required. Example:
Cancel scheduled boot time setting. This parameter disables
the Time Boot program and puts it to sleep. Although the
program still stays in the computer's memory, no scheduled
reboot will occur. Example:
You may reactivate the Time Boot by using either the /B or
/C parameters above.
TSR programs occasionally conflict with each other. Not all TSR's
cooperate properly with other TSR's in use.
Time Boot has been designed to coexist as peacefully as possible.
Some special precautions are needed, however, to work properly.
If you use other clock-type TSR's, such as on-screen clock displays,
install them FIRST. Time Boot will attach itself after these programs.
In this manner, both should get along just fine.
Also keep in mind that at the scheduled reboot time, reboot will occur
no matter what you may be doing on the computer. To avoid any risk,
make sure you set a reboot time when you are SURE you will not be using
This program is being distributed as SHAREWARE. That means, very
simply, that you may try out the program free of charge to see if you
like it. You are highly encouraged to give copies of this program to
friends, associates and to upload to any BBS's you wish.
After trying it out, if you don't like it, simply delete it. It costs
you nothing. If you do decide to continue using this program, you must
register your copy by paying a very modest fee.
This program has a limited number of runs available. This should be
more than adequate to properly evaluate the program. If the number of
runs is exceeded without legitimately registering your copy, an annoying
pause will occur each time you run it. Except for the annoying pause,
the program will remain fully functional.
The limited run count will automatically reset when the program runs
on a different PC. This allows free distribution of trial copies
to others without penalty.
About the Author:
I am an independent programmer specializing in PC programming and
development. With over 10 years of technical experience, my previous
assignments include positions within major financial institutions,
service companies, trade associations and the hotel industry.
As a result, I have a broad application background ranging from
operating system enhancements to database to financial systems. I
maintain a high level of expertise in various languages and operating
systems including dBASE, Clipper, Basic, C, Cobol, Assembler, and MS-
I currently support myself with a number of shareware and commercial
products as well as contracted work with clients. I am available on an
hourly rate or contract basis.
413 W. 50th St., #3R
New York, NY 10019-6528
Product Name:Time Boot (TIMEBOOT), Version 1.0
To Register, send this completed form plus $10 to:
413 W. 50th St., #3R
New York, NY 10019-6528
On receipt of your registration fee, I will send you information on
removing the limited run count checking on this program. In addition,
you will receive any future updates of this utility.