My Windows Mobile does not sound alarms / my Windows Mobile alerts whenever it want to alert

31 בינואר 2008

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Many of Windows Mobile users are suffering from different problems, related to clocks, alarms and reminders. This problem exists almost in all Windows Mobile systems (Windows Mobile 2003, WM5, WM6, etc).  Why this happens and how to take care on it?

There root of this problem is something called "Notification Queue". The main propose of it is to run tasks and activate alarms and reminders at scheduled times, particularly when the device is in standby or low power mode.  There are a lot of problems with this module – troubles with alarm and reminders, which not working, or, alternatively, playing not in time after device reboot.

There are some bugs, reported to Microsoft and one of topmost requests from the next version of Windows Mobile is to produce more reliable alarm clock. 

For some reason, there is very little information about working with notifications queue in internet. There is absolutely no information about it in MSDN. And a lot of misinformation all over the network. I gathered up all I can from anywhere and now, I know what the cause for problems with alarms, alerts, notifications and reminders in Windows Mobile systems. I also learned how to fix it.

The root problem of notification queue is duplicate entries, produced by different applications, such as clock, ActiveSync, Alert, missed calls notifies and more. Windows mobile has no tools to treat this problem.

I build such tool and called it AlarmFixWM. It scans your Windows Mobile system for duplicate entries in notification queue and eliminate them. All you have to do, is do download it, put it into one of directories inside your mobile device (no installation), then run and hit Scan button. The program will do all the rest.

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If you are not suffering from problem, related to Windows Mobile alerts, do not use this application.

I'd be happy to hear your feedbacks (also, if you want to learn more about this problem, you can ask me). And don't forget to backup your device before using this program!

Are there other tools, doing the same work? Yes, there are two: MemMaid and SKTools. Both are commercial and doing much more (cleaning your device inside). If all you want, is to get rid of wrong or not occurred alarms, AlarmFixWM is all you need.

Download AlarmFixWM (12.1k) >>

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  1. william4 בפברואר 2008 ב 5:11

    Cannot start on my smartphone using WM 2003.

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  2. william4 בפברואר 2008 ב 5:12

    Cannot start on my smartphone using WM 2003

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  3. Tamir Khason4 בפברואר 2008 ב 9:43

    Willian, you should install compact framework 2.0 in order to run this program

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  4. TreoUser26 בפברואר 2008 ב 23:17

    Hi – tried to run this as I'm having the notification issue and it told me it couldn't run on the existing MS .Net Compact framework. Any suggestions?

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  5. J Lan9 במרץ 2008 ב 14:30

    does not launch within windows mobile 6.

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  6. Tamir Khason9 במרץ 2008 ב 14:37

    Lan, you need .NET compact framework 2.0 to be installed on the device.

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  7. MUX28 במרץ 2008 ב 23:17

    OK, sounds like a stupid question, but I'm guessing you need .NET CF installed on the phone. I was only able to find a 37MB version of .NET CF v2.0 on MS website, that unzipped to over 90MB in size and installed on my XP desktop. Where is the version you need on the phone?!?

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  8. Doug29 במרץ 2008 ב 21:24

    Thanks for writing this tool and making it available. It fixed the problem on my wife's T-Mobile Dash (WM6). I can't believe that Microsoft would allow this bug to be around for so long.

    Just a tip that wasn't clear above- I downloaded the zip file, unzipped it on my PC (to an .exe file), then copied that exe to the storage card on my Dash.

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  9. Joe11 באפריל 2008 ב 18:22

    I ran this exe without a problem and it found a number of dubplicates. My question is, does this scan have to be run manually each day in order to keep the Q clean or will it automatically run now that it has been installed?

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  10. Dimo1 במאי 2008 ב 18:54

    Testing now. Thank you!

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  11. Eugene23 במאי 2008 ב 6:33

    It works on my HTC Cruise WM6. Thanks a heaps.

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  12. Anand Dhuru1 ביוני 2008 ב 15:04

    Looks like just the solution I was looking for, thanks!

    How often does ne need to run this?

    Thanks again, and regards,

    Anand

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  13. Lizette1 ביולי 2008 ב 15:39

    I just ran the .exe on my phone and tested it and I still don't receive reminders. Did I do anything wrong?

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  14. Lizette1 ביולי 2008 ב 15:50

    I should probably say that my mobile device (HTC TyTN II) uses WM 6.0. Whilst running the .exe I briefly noticed something of 113 notifications and then it requested me to restart. This is SO frustrating …… can you please help?

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  15. Lizette1 ביולי 2008 ב 15:51

    I should probably say that my mobile device (HTC TyTN II) uses WM 6.0. Whilst running the .exe I briefly noticed something of 113 notifications and then it requested me to restart. This is SO frustrating …… can you please help?

    Should I run it again?

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  16. Prashant Sehgal5 ביולי 2008 ב 6:53

    Hi Tamir,

    I just bought an ASUS P527 WM6 phone, and am just loving it, but this alarm issue was becoming quite a nuisance. I was getting alarms 2-3 times in the morning, at times which I had set earlier alarms to. I used your lightweight utility, and BINGO! the problems are all history now!

    Thanks for your help – Prashant.

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  17. Host Promo6 ביולי 2008 ב 6:44

    It could be a problem of setting.

    Check your mobile sounds setting, probably the problem is there.

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  18. JoAnn Zymler25 ביולי 2008 ב 23:42

    Does anyone know if there are any available software fixes for VZ Smartphone 6900 which runs Win Mobile 6 and does not have any alarm feature to notify you when you've missed a call.

    Please help!

    Thank you!

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  19. Morton Rabin26 ביולי 2008 ב 3:22

    In setting up my HTC Touch Cruise, I used Eastern USA as home and Jerusalem as visiting. However, the time appears one later on the Jerusalem setting. To solve this problem I have to set Athens and the city I'm visiting. When I try correcting the time while set to Jerusalem, my Eastern USA time becomes one hour wrong. There is I presume a patch to fix this problem but I have not been able to find it.
    Can you help?
    Many thanks
    Morton

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  20. JoAnn Zymler27 ביולי 2008 ב 11:48

    Does anyone know if there are any available software fixes or add-ons for VZ Smartphone 6900 which runs Win Mobile 6 and does not have any alarm feature to notify you when you've missed a call or a text message.

    Please help! This seems to be a major flaw in cell phone operations for this pricey phone!

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  21. Yonatan Ridi17 בספטמבר 2008 ב 5:45

    I have tried it on HTC TOUCH CRUISE but it did not help.
    I do not have akarms for meeting or reminders.
    Other things are ok.

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  22. jessi10 בדצמבר 2008 ב 4:00

    i have a same problem.but it isn't ok after the file of .exe.it still not to alarm when low battery.it is very diffcult to me,anybody can help me? i am very appreciate,tks!

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