Last modified on 14 April 2020, at 08:41

Fitlet2 Windows Watchdog Guide

Watchdog Setup in Windows

1. Watchdog installation:

  • Installs and enables the watchdog timer in OS mode with a default timeout of 60 seconds. Once OS failure has occurred, and watchdog service stopped responding, after timeout period computer will restart.
  • Run the fitlet2_Watchdog.exe file and follow the on-screen instructions

Watchdog Usage in Windows

  • Open the Command Prompt (CMD) in Administrator Mode
  • Browse to the Watchdog folder (C:\Watchdog)
  • Run the watchdog.exe file with appropriate arguments:
 watchdog [command] [time] 
[command] enable - Enables the watchdog and sets its time period to the value specified in the 'time' argument
disable - Disables the watchdog
help - Displays this help
[time] Time in seconds. Supported range [20-600]
watchdog enable 60 - Enable watchdog and set its period to 60 sec
watchdog disable - Disable watchdog

2. Watchdog uninstall:

  • Open the Watchdog folder in the Start Menu
  • Click on the Uninstall Watchdog icon
  • Restart the computer