Looking For Free Program That Will Automatically Restart Other Program??

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by DJboutit, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. DJboutit

    DJboutit

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston Tx
    I am looking for a free program that will automatically restart other programs at certain times like every 3 days anybody know of a free program like this??
     
    DJboutit, Mar 29, 2017
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. DJboutit

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,574
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    Florida
    why not use task scheduler??
     
    Elizabeth23, Mar 29, 2017
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. DJboutit

    DJboutit

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston Tx
    How would I setup a task scheduler??
     
    DJboutit, Mar 29, 2017
    #3
  4. DJboutit

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,574
    Likes Received:
    240
    Location:
    Florida
    Elizabeth23, Mar 31, 2017
    #4
  5. DJboutit

    trimis

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    69
    Apps like that are called 'automation software', and there are lots:
    Do It Again 1.6
    Do Over 1.2
    Macro MD
    Freebyte Task Scheduler 2.0
    Smooth Program Scheduler 1.0
    System Scheduler 4.35
    If none of these do it for you, run each one at: https://alternativeto.net/
    That should bring up more similar apps!
     
    trimis, Oct 19, 2017
    #5
  6. DJboutit

    Sixthofmay

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2018
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Tampa, Florida, USA
    Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Scheduled Tasks
    opens the Windows Task scheduler (create a shortcut to your desktop it you plan to use it a lot).

    I heavily rely on it working for my HTPC system for recording programs. I have 17 tasks that run at carefully decided times. Task conflicts can ruin a recording, so some things can only be done at certain times and/or days. One of the most important tasks is the NPVR backup task. It has prevented days of manual database rebuilding several times when one of the recording boxes goes down. I've had RAM failures, power supply issues, 3 or 4 drive failures... etc. HDTV2 likes to freeze up leaving it unbootable, if not rebooted every two weeks. 14 tuners hooked to a large outdoor antenna in the lightning capital of the US- Tampa, Florida, what could go wrong... . . .
     
    Sixthofmay, Jul 22, 2018
    #6
    WindowsXPforever and DJboutit like this.
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.