Refer me a software for these details

October 9, 2009 at 23:28:18
Specs: Windows XP
Hi,
I need a software that can actually open a program and can run a specific task at fixed time.
Let me clear, I want to my windows media player open and play a particular media every day at 6 am with out any human interference.
Suggest me a Software.

Thanks in advance.


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#1
October 10, 2009 at 00:35:09
Kesava32, you can set your machine to run a 'scheduled task'. Mine wouldn't work properly until I established a separate account and used a PW to log on. Use it as an alarm clock.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
October 10, 2009 at 05:56:16
Hi,
You can find the task scheduler here:

Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Scheduled Tasks

Click AddScheduledTask

Follow the Wizard
Select Windows Media Player
Select Daily, Select start time etc.
Finally:
Check 'open advanced features for this task when I click finish'
Click finish and in the advanced properties edit the run box
Add the path and filename of the file to run
e.g., ...\wmplayer.exe "C:\temp\OneMinute.wmv"

Click OK and you will have to re-enter your password

You can go back to the folder that had AddScheduledTask and your new task will be visible.

Right click and select Run to test your setup
If you get an error, make sure that the path and filename are correct including upper case/lower case characters.

Regards


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#3
October 11, 2009 at 04:55:50
Thank You
The solution really helpful.

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