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eastwindrain

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Hello everybody,

I was wondering if it is possible to set up my notebook as an alarm clock. (I am running Windows xp) I would like to set it up so that the laptop turns itself on at say 6 AM and automatically starts to play a DVD that I had put into it the night before? I would like to wake up to a nice action movie. This way with it playing nice and loud I will be able to get up 30 minutes after it starts to play. So how do I do this? Thanks. :)

Edited by eastwindrain, 11 July 2008 - 08:17 PM.

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On some BIOS, you can schedule what time the computer wakes up, go to your BIOS and browse around the POWER area.
Regarding the DVD autoplay, you could probably set something up with windows scheduler or a start up script.

I dont really know why you want to do this... I'm sorry it does not make sense to me.
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Why? Well I don't like getting up early in the morning. I find if a good movie is playing that I enjoy that I will wake up to watch it. Sort of a gradual wake up. I am going to be sleeping in a hotel for a few weeks so I thought I would bring my laptop. I was hoping that it would serve as an alarm clock.

Waking up to the radio is ok, but I would prefer a good movie, as it gets my attention. The annoying beep beep of an alarm clock is too annoying to listen to, but I do like waking up to a good movie. (I doubt the TV in the hotel room, will have a built in alarm clock, which plays DVD's.)

Edited by eastwindrain, 11 July 2008 - 09:13 PM.

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to do this you need a program to bring computer out of hibernation or sleep mode

http://www.ornj.net/citrus/

http://www.aquariuss...pc-alarm-clock/

are programs that can do that

heres a post that might help
this was my trick

http://forums.pcpits....or Any program
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