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Play a Midi File on Startup

By: Arie Slob

You can play a Midi file at startup - instead of a wave file - here's how:

  1. Select Control Panel > Sounds and make sure that the entry for Start Windows is set to [None]
  2. Create a shortcut to your favorite Midi file in \Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp (you can do this by selecting your favorite Midi file, clicking the right mouse button, and dragging it to the StartUp folder. When you release the mouse button, a menu will pop-up, one of the choices will be Create Shortcut(s) Here)
  3. Right-click the shortcut you just added to the StartUp folder, and select Properties
  4. Select the Shortcut tab, and in the Target: box type:

  5. In the Run: box select Minimized

Where <path to your midi file> is the full path to your midi file (c:\directory name\midifilename.mid).