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Create Custom Reminder? Windows XP

Post by Major_A » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:40 pm

Is there a way to create a custom reminder to popup at a preset interval? I just built my sister/brother-in-law a new computer and I want to create a reminder that they need to dust out their case. I took their old PC, seeing as I gave it to them along with the new one I just built them, and it was caked with dust. I'm actually surprised that there wasn't a catastrophic failure. The bearings on the GPU's fan were so far gone that it was probably spinning at 5 RPM. This says a lot about the durability of the 9800 Pro since their kids would leave games paused for hours on end. I've told them several times that if you are done playing to turn the game off but it isn't sticking.

So in summation is there a way to create a reminder that pops up every 12 hours for 3 days on a 6 month interval that bugs my brother-in-law into finally dusting out his PC?

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Re: Create Custom Reminder? Windows XP

Post by FZ1 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:24 am

There are prolly apps out there that will do that if you google them. You could always create a clean.vbs file containing the code below and place it in the startup folder:

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dim currentmonth, currentday

currentday = day(now)
currentmonth = month(now)

if (currentmonth = 3 or currentmonth = 6 or currentmonth = 9 or currentmonth = 12) and (currentday = 1 or currentday = 2 or currentday = 3) then
msgbox("Clean out your PC!")
End If
It will display a message box on startup every 3 months for the first few days. I just threw it together quick but it could easily be adapted to add more functionality.
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Re: Create Custom Reminder? Windows XP

Post by Major_A » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:17 am

Sweet. Thank you very much.

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Re: Create Custom Reminder? Windows XP

Post by hnzw_rui » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:53 pm

Major_A wrote:So in summation is there a way to create a reminder that pops up every 12 hours for 3 days on a 6 month interval that bugs my brother-in-law into finally dusting out his PC?
You mean, "Is there an app that pops up every 12 hours for 3 days on a 6 months interval that bugs my brother-in-law into calling me to dust out his PC or disable the app?"
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Re: Create Custom Reminder? Windows XP

Post by Major_A » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:29 pm

I guess that would be more of the case. He's been there when I've "dusted" their PC in the past. Hell I even used the tools he has available to do it.

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Re: Create Custom Reminder? Windows XP

Post by techking13 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:37 pm

Interesting...I never new you could do that. Admittedly, I'm not that computer-savvy though.

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Re: Create Custom Reminder? Windows XP

Post by Darkstar » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:01 pm

techking13 wrote:Interesting...I never new you could do that. Admittedly, I'm not that computer-savvy though.

Do what ? dust out a case or write a script? :finga:
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Re: Create Custom Reminder? Windows XP

Post by InspectahACE » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:09 pm

Darkstar wrote:
techking13 wrote:Interesting...I never new you could do that. Admittedly, I'm not that computer-savvy though.

Do what ? dust out a case or write a script? :finga:

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