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    volume reset on XP start

    Is there some way for the volume in windows XP to reset to a set level everytime on bootup. What would be even better is if you could adjust the preset level. I have a pioneer head unit that does this and have become very fond of this feature. I am planning my first in car PC, and this would be a nice feature to have.

    Forgive me if this is something obvious that I have somehow missed, but I have tried searching with no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gangrew
    Is there some way for the volume in windows XP to reset to a set level everytime on bootup. What would be even better is if you could adjust the preset level. I have a pioneer head unit that does this and have become very fond of this feature. I am planning my first in car PC, and this would be a nice feature to have.

    Forgive me if this is something obvious that I have somehow missed, but I have tried searching with no luck.
    I could write a program to do this if you like, it's quite straightforward. Would running with a command line parameter such as "SETVOL.EXE 30" work for you? The value would be 0-100 as a percentage of the maximum, this would in this case set the master volume.

    Chris.

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    Okay done, can't attach though, zip file is 200.9k and the limit is 200k! I can make a RAR archive but the board will not allow me to attach it..!!

    Just to try... this is a RAR archive renamed to .ZIP, to unpack you'll need to rename it .RAR and expand it with WinRAR, otherwise PM me and I'll email it to you in the morning.

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    Attachment is SETVOL.RAR with .ZIP added to allow the upload.
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    sweet... thanks ukchris, less than an hour too

    I wont be able to try it untill tomorrow, but much appreciated


    I'll have to buy you a beer sometime my friend

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    Smile It works!

    I got it to work on my system. This is pretty cool. I'm not sure why, but creating a .bat file with the following line in it didn't work:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Car\My Documents\My Downloads\Installed\SetVol\setvol 30

    (One line) However, I created a desktop icon that had the following for the target:

    "C:\Documents and Settings\Car\My Documents\My Downloads\Installed\SetVol\SetVol.exe" 30

    That worked like a charm, thank you! Anyone know how to execute this after a hibernate?

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    I'm not trying to steal your thunder ukchris, but I wrote an app a little while ago for this.

    So here it is:

    SetVolume.zip

    Code:
    Program  Name: SetVolume
    Author:  Kevin Lincecum
    Alias:   FrodoBaggins
    Contact: [email protected]
             OR PM FrodoBaggins on the MP3Car.com Forums
    
    
    Functions:
    
        Sets volume of the specified mixer device.
    
    Syntax:
        % = a number between 0 & 100
    
        Set Main Volume
            setvolume.exe %
    
        Set Wave Volume
            setvolume.exe -wave %
    
        Set CD Volume
            setvolume.exe -cd %
    
        Set LineIn Volume
            setvolume.exe -line %
    
        Set MicrophoneIn Volume
            setvolume.exe -mic %
    
    
    License to use this software:
        This software is free for all commercial and non-commercial uses
        provided the following conditions are met:
    
            1. SetVolume is E-mail ware. Send me an e-mail and tell me your opinion, etc.
            2. Any commercial users must first notify the author and obtain written
               permission prior to distributing the product.
    	3. This program may not be included in any repository or mass distribution
               system without prior written permission from the author.
            4. This README.TXT is included unaltered. (May be renamed to SETVOLUME.TXT)
    
    
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    Thanks guys. Both work great.

    I dont want to seem pushy,...but

    Any way to have this run during windows shutdown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gangrew
    Thanks guys. Both work great.

    I dont want to seem pushy,...but

    Any way to have this run during windows shutdown?
    The easiest way woul dbe to leave it running (which would need a code change) so the app resets the volume as it starts and as it ends, covering both ends. The downside is you have to have it sat there for the duration. I'm assuming volume can be set as windows kills an app off of course, I've never really tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gangrew
    Any way to have this run during windows shutdown?
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    Thanks again for all your help guys.

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