Disable "power off" or "sleep" mode

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  1. eth

    eth New Member

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    I have a udoo installed in a remote location and sometimes there is a scenario when:

    1. There is a power loss.
    2. When power is restored, Windows 10 boots and starts repairing itself.
    3. For some reason, the repair fails and windows sends a shutdown signal. Udoo turns off and the yellow light on the motherboard turns on.
    4. I press the button on the motherboard to boot udoo back up. This time windows 10 boots normally and everything is back to normal.

    So basically, is there a way how I could get the udoo to never shut down? For example, when windows sends a "power off" signal it would only do a power cycle and not actually turn off?

    Perhaps you could consider this option in future BIOS updates?
     
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    waltervl UDOOer

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    Another option for you would be to install a small UPS so at powerloss the udoo can shutdown properly and boot again properly without repair when power is restored.
     
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    It would be easier if the BIOS had a simple "never turn off" function.
     
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    waltervl UDOOer

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    Easier but not better. Power loss without proper shutdown will kill your sd/HDD/emmc eventually.
     
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    waltervl UDOOer

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    I do not understand what you mean with "how I could get the udoo to never shut down"? If there is a power loss, the Udoo always will shutdown beacuase there is no power :). It is not windows that gives the command to shutdown. It is like pulling the plug from any powered device without a backup power source (UPS).

    And what about the Bios option: Power Fail Resume Type
    • Always ON
    • Always OFF
    • Last State
     
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    Power fail resume is "Always ON".

    When I mean "never shut down" is when I shutdown windows normally, for example (power-shut down). When udoo detects a power-off signal, it needs powers off and then immediately power back on.

    This is needed if windows decides to shut itself down on it's own.
     
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    You can perhaps play with the watchdog options in EUFI (par 4.5.2 of the user manual) but i have no ideas how this functions with windows 10.
    A watchdog is a utility that can monitor if the system is still responsive. If not it will shutdown properly or reboot.
     
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    I think that once udoo is shut down (the orange light is on), the watchdog has no effect.
     
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