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How make batch file play automaticly before standby

by glnz / November 29, 2009 4:04 AM PST

How do I make a batch file re-play itself automatically every 30 minutes? OR, better, how do I make a batch file play automatically just BEFORE the PC (WinXPPro SP3) goes into Standby?

Why do I ask? I'm having trouble with Wake on Ring. I want my Conexant modem card ALWAYS to answer my fax line and receive faxes, but it is NOT reliable about waking up when the PC is in standby. Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't and I miss faxes.

So I wrote a very short batch file that has two powercfg command lines that seem to work in reminding the PC and the Conexant modem card that they should Wake on Ring during Standby. How do I get this batch file to play automatically either just before standby or (second-best) every 30 minutes or so when the PC is awake?


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by Kees Bakker / November 29, 2009 4:14 AM PST
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by glnz / November 29, 2009 4:23 AM PST
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Thanks for tip! The ONIDLE command looks interesting - maybe set it for one minute before automatic standby?

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by glnz / November 29, 2009 7:53 AM PST
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Mr. Bakker - One more Q - is there a batch file command for "Go to Sleep/Standby"?

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Hint. Command line. Explore what this says.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2009 10:17 AM PST
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