1

I have a program that I want to run automatically when turning on my Windows 10 laptop from sleep or hibernate mode without logging in yet. If the program is ran, there should be a command prompt displayed. I have tried putting the program into the Windows Startup folder but the program only automatically runs when I turn on the laptop from shutdown mode. Also, I have tried creating a task in the Task Scheduler to run the task using triggers like "On an event (Log: System, Source: Microsoft-Windows-Power-Troubleshooter, Event ID: 1)" and "On workstation unlock", but my program doesn't start when turning on my laptop from sleep or hibernate mode (I logged in to see if the program was on but it wasn't). It doesn't look like there is any Trigger named "On Wake" or anything like that. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get this to work, I'd greatly appreciate this!

1
Set colMonitoredEvents = GetObject("winmgmts:")._
    ExecNotificationQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_PowerManagementEvent")
Do
    Set strLatestEvent = colMonitoredEvents.NextEvent
    If strLatestEvent.EventType = 4 Then 
        Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\cimv2")
        Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * From Win32_Process")
        For Each objItem in colItems
            If objItem.name = "Calculator.exe" then objItem.terminate
        Next
    ElseIf strLatestEvent.EventType = 7 Then 
        wscript.sleep 2000
        Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
        WshShell.Run "calc.exe", 1, false
    End If
Loop

This script waits for the system to suspend and terminates calculator, if running. On resume it restarts calculator.

Name the script something.vbs. Double click to run it. It is invisible. In task manager it is called wscript.exe.

See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/cimwin32prov/win32-powermanagementevent for documentation.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.