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Microsoft KB Archive/168789

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How to Play a Sound File at a Specified Time Using System Agent

Q168789



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95





SUMMARY

If you have Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 and a functional sound card installed, you can create a new task in System Agent to play a sound at a specified time. This might be useful if you want to play a chime at noon or hear a reminder to take a break at a certain time every day.



MORE INFORMATION

To create a new task in System Agent to play a sound at a specified time, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Agent.
  2. On the Program menu, click Schedule A New Program.
  3. Type the following text in the Program box:

    c:\windows\sndrec32.exe /play /close <path to sound file>

    For example, to play the "The Microsoft Sound.wav" file, you would type:

    c:\windows\sndrec32.exe /play /close c:\windows\media\ the microsoft sound.wav

  4. Click When To Run. Choose how often to play the sound file in the Run box, and then choose a time to play the sound file in the Start At box.
  5. Click OK, and then close System Agent.

Keywords : kbsound kbtool win95
Issue type : kbhowto
Technology : kbWin95search kbGamesSearch kbPlusSearch kbWin95 kbPlus95


Last Reviewed: December 16, 2000
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