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Windows 7: Windows 7 Task Scheduler (As Alarm)

21 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
Windows 7 Task Scheduler (As Alarm)


I am running Windows 7 (Premium Home), on a dell Inspirion 15. (spec's irrelevant honestly).

This is more of a software problem for me;

attempted to create a scheduled task (and i am used to doing this in Windows XP) and I can not seem to make it work for me.

I created a task; and simply put the file (.mp3) in the "Program/Script" box. It plays the file fine, but it is doing so as a "ghost task" as i've come to call it.
The File is played, but WMP is not opened, and a task is not created in the Task Manager. Sadly, it is also looping and i am muting it under the SoundMixer as "unavailable name".

Attempted to fix this by starts Wmp.exe, and using an argument ("C://&&&&/&.Mp3") to give some direction. But no cigar (Event Id 203 &103 [failure to start, failure to run])
I then just simply copied the argument and placed it into the "Start In" box. (with a bit of prayer to get rid of the looping that i must REBOOT to get rid of)

So i have used the MP3 without WMP, And attempted to run it THROUGH WMP and have had no luck.

Anyone have some kind of magic Easy-Button that i can push? I should have been in bed several hours ago...

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21 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

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21 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64

Easy MP3 Alarm Clock - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

I have had good luck with that program. It is small easy to use and will play whatever audio file with you default player
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06 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
I had the same problem as MrHumphries and I created a task just as it is described in the thread but the out come was the same. No visible window, just a process in the background.


I even tried creating it with Winamp and VLC and with a batch file but had the same problem.
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