Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Other Software › Possible to set up computer to power on + play music at a certain time?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Possible to set up computer to power on + play music at a certain time?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone,

As the title says, is there any way to set my computer to power on and start a music player or something at a specific time? Would like to use my computer as an alarm clock or something that plays music. Thanks for any help
riglicious
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-930 @ [4.00GHz 1.2v] Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2x GTX460 1GB SLI Kingston 6GB DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB SSD| Seagate 500GB 5400rpm ASUS Win7 Ultimate ASUS VE247 24" LED/LG 42" LCD/Samsung 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco MJ2 104, Das Professional S Corsair TX750 Corsair 500R white Sensei Pro 
Mouse Pad
Corsair MM400 
CPURAMHard Drive
i5-3320 8GB Intel 256GB SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
riglicious
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-930 @ [4.00GHz 1.2v] Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2x GTX460 1GB SLI Kingston 6GB DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB SSD| Seagate 500GB 5400rpm ASUS Win7 Ultimate ASUS VE247 24" LED/LG 42" LCD/Samsung 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco MJ2 104, Das Professional S Corsair TX750 Corsair 500R white Sensei Pro 
Mouse Pad
Corsair MM400 
CPURAMHard Drive
i5-3320 8GB Intel 256GB SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 10
Hello,

You could rig something up like this with the built-in Windows Task Scheduler. It's very easy to set up. I would imagine if you just want it to play a song you can point it to execute a certain MP3.

As far as powering the pc on from a "power-off" state, that might be difficult. I believe the Task Scheduler will wake your PC up from a sleep or hibernation mode, but it certainly wouldn't have the ability to power it up. I wouldn't rely on it for an alarm clock if the PC needed to be off completely.
Gaming PC
(18 items)
 
Media Center PC
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K @ 4.7ghz Asus Rampage IV Extreme MSI GTX 780 Lightning Corsair DOMINATOR 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Vertex 3 MaxIOPS Western Digital Caviar Black Lite-On DVD/CD R/W Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit HP ZR24w x3 Filco Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless (MX Red) Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster HAF-X Steelseries Sensei Razer Destructor Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
AudioOther
Astro A40 (wired) + Mixamp AP-15 x 6 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD E-350 APU (Fusion) ASUS E35M1-I DELUXE Fusion APU G Skill Ripjaw 2x4gb 1066 c9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDC Black 1TB x 6 Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 46" HDTV 
PowerCase
Seasonic 400w Fanless LIAN LI PC-Q08B 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming PC
(18 items)
 
Media Center PC
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K @ 4.7ghz Asus Rampage IV Extreme MSI GTX 780 Lightning Corsair DOMINATOR 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Vertex 3 MaxIOPS Western Digital Caviar Black Lite-On DVD/CD R/W Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit HP ZR24w x3 Filco Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless (MX Red) Corsair AX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster HAF-X Steelseries Sensei Razer Destructor Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
AudioOther
Astro A40 (wired) + Mixamp AP-15 x 6 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD E-350 APU (Fusion) ASUS E35M1-I DELUXE Fusion APU G Skill Ripjaw 2x4gb 1066 c9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WDC Black 1TB x 6 Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Drive Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 46" HDTV 
PowerCase
Seasonic 400w Fanless LIAN LI PC-Q08B 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 10
Yup, Task Scheduler will do what you want.

There are probably free alarm clock applications that will provide an easier interface as well.
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 10
Task Scheduler cannot turn a computer on.
It's a computer!
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
It's a computer!
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 10
Easy.

In your Bios, there should be an option to start on timer. Just set it to start up every day at a set time. I have mine setup to start at 4:30 everyday (ready to use when I get home from work). To start the music, create a playlist in VLC and put a shortcut in the start up folder
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks all for the suggestions, will +rep everyone when I get back tonight.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg0986 View Post
Easy.

In your Bios, there should be an option to start on timer. Just set it to start up every day at a set time. I have mine setup to start at 4:30 everyday (ready to use when I get home from work). To start the music, create a playlist in VLC and put a shortcut in the start up folder
I think I'll use this method. Sorry for the dumb question, but where can I find the "start up folder"?
riglicious
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-930 @ [4.00GHz 1.2v] Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2x GTX460 1GB SLI Kingston 6GB DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB SSD| Seagate 500GB 5400rpm ASUS Win7 Ultimate ASUS VE247 24" LED/LG 42" LCD/Samsung 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco MJ2 104, Das Professional S Corsair TX750 Corsair 500R white Sensei Pro 
Mouse Pad
Corsair MM400 
CPURAMHard Drive
i5-3320 8GB Intel 256GB SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
riglicious
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-930 @ [4.00GHz 1.2v] Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2x GTX460 1GB SLI Kingston 6GB DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB SSD| Seagate 500GB 5400rpm ASUS Win7 Ultimate ASUS VE247 24" LED/LG 42" LCD/Samsung 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco MJ2 104, Das Professional S Corsair TX750 Corsair 500R white Sensei Pro 
Mouse Pad
Corsair MM400 
CPURAMHard Drive
i5-3320 8GB Intel 256GB SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by CloudWhite View Post
Thanks all for the suggestions, will +rep everyone when I get back tonight.



I think I'll use this method. Sorry for the dumb question, but where can I find the "start up folder"?
In Start > All Programs

It's just a folder there called "Startup".
It's a computer!
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
It's a computer!
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 10
Start menu > All Programs > Startup

also found at:

C:\\Users\\USERNAME\\AppData\\Roaming\\Microsoft\\ Windows\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Startup
HAF922 Gaming Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-860 @ 3.52Ghz+ GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3 v2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING 12GB Corsair XMS 3 and G.Skill Ripjaws @ 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB OCZ Agility 2 SSD and 1TB Samsung F3 Windows 10 ASUS MS226H 21.5" 1920x1080 Razer Black Widow Ultimate Edition 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX650W Cooler Master HAF922 Razer Imperator 
  hide details  
Reply
HAF922 Gaming Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-860 @ 3.52Ghz+ GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3 v2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING 12GB Corsair XMS 3 and G.Skill Ripjaws @ 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB OCZ Agility 2 SSD and 1TB Samsung F3 Windows 10 ASUS MS226H 21.5" 1920x1080 Razer Black Widow Ultimate Edition 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX650W Cooler Master HAF922 Razer Imperator 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, repped all of ya.

One last thing, I currently have a password to log in to my desktop. I would like to keep the login screen active, but in that case I'm guessing the music won't play since it'll stop at the Windows log in screen? Is there a work around for this or do I have no choice, if I want this to work I'll have to disable my password?
riglicious
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-930 @ [4.00GHz 1.2v] Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2x GTX460 1GB SLI Kingston 6GB DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB SSD| Seagate 500GB 5400rpm ASUS Win7 Ultimate ASUS VE247 24" LED/LG 42" LCD/Samsung 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco MJ2 104, Das Professional S Corsair TX750 Corsair 500R white Sensei Pro 
Mouse Pad
Corsair MM400 
CPURAMHard Drive
i5-3320 8GB Intel 256GB SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
riglicious
(13 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-930 @ [4.00GHz 1.2v] Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2x GTX460 1GB SLI Kingston 6GB DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB SSD| Seagate 500GB 5400rpm ASUS Win7 Ultimate ASUS VE247 24" LED/LG 42" LCD/Samsung 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco MJ2 104, Das Professional S Corsair TX750 Corsair 500R white Sensei Pro 
Mouse Pad
Corsair MM400 
CPURAMHard Drive
i5-3320 8GB Intel 256GB SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by CloudWhite View Post
Thanks guys, repped all of ya.

One last thing, I currently have a password to log in to my desktop. I would like to keep the login screen active, but in that case I'm guessing the music won't play since it'll stop at the Windows log in screen? Is there a work around for this or do I have no choice, if I want this to work I'll have to disable my password?
yeah . you need to disable your password
Týr
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k Gigabyte P67A UD3 B3 Zotac GTX 760 AMP! G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4GB CL9 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 128GB WD Caviar Blue 1TB WD Caviar Green 3TB WD Caviar Green 3TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD-RW SATA Cooler Master Hyper 212+ pull config Windows 10 Shinhwa 22" 1080p 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Shinhwa 22" 1080p Viewsonic 24" 1080p Corsair K70 RGB XFX XXX Edition 650w Modular 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced Logitech G1 
  hide details  
Reply
Týr
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k Gigabyte P67A UD3 B3 Zotac GTX 760 AMP! G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4GB CL9 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 128GB WD Caviar Blue 1TB WD Caviar Green 3TB WD Caviar Green 3TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD-RW SATA Cooler Master Hyper 212+ pull config Windows 10 Shinhwa 22" 1080p 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Shinhwa 22" 1080p Viewsonic 24" 1080p Corsair K70 RGB XFX XXX Edition 650w Modular 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced Logitech G1 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Other Software
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Other Software › Possible to set up computer to power on + play music at a certain time?