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    Dave T. Guest

    Task scheduler doesn't wake computer

    Vista Home Premium x86...
    I've set Task Scheduler to wake up my computer at a specified time, but
    it fails to do so. I checked out the following kb article, and adhered
    to it as well as possible;

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929463/en-us

    The log reports state that it failed and timed out. It terminates the
    task with an error code 329 (Timed out) when I wake the computer in the
    morning. When I run the task manually by clicking the run option in task
    scheduler it runs the task fine. It just won't wake the computer. Any
    advice on how to trouble-shoot this?
    --
    Dave T.

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    Re: Task scheduler doesn't wake computer

    Hi Dave,

    See if this tutorial can help you. Make sure that you have step 8 checked.

    Task Scheduler - Wake Up Computer

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave T. View Post
    Vista Home Premium x86...
    I've set Task Scheduler to wake up my computer at a specified time, but
    it fails to do so. I checked out the following kb article, and adhered
    to it as well as possible;

    The Task Scheduler does not wake the computer to run a scheduled task in Windows Vista

    The log reports state that it failed and timed out. It terminates the
    task with an error code 329 (Timed out) when I wake the computer in the
    morning. When I run the task manually by clicking the run option in task
    scheduler it runs the task fine. It just won't wake the computer. Any
    advice on how to trouble-shoot this?
    --
    Dave T.

    I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

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    Dave T. Guest

    Re: Task scheduler doesn't wake computer

    Brink wrote:

    > Hi Dave,
    >
    > See if this tutorial can help you. Make sure that you have step 8
    > checked.
    >
    > Task Scheduler - Wake Up Computer
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Shawn
    >
    > Dave T.;786938 Wrote:

    >> Vista Home Premium x86...
    >> I've set Task Scheduler to wake up my computer at a specified time, but
    >> it fails to do so. I checked out the following kb article, and adhered
    >> to it as well as possible;
    >>
    >> 'The Task Scheduler does not wake the computer to run a scheduled task
    >> in Windows Vista' (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929463/en-us)
    >>
    >> The log reports state that it failed and timed out. It terminates the
    >> task with an error code 329 (Timed out) when I wake the computer in the
    >> morning. When I run the task manually by clicking the run option in
    >> task
    >> scheduler it runs the task fine. It just won't wake the computer. Any
    >> advice on how to trouble-shoot this?
    >> --
    >> Dave T.
    >>
    >> I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
    >
    >
    Thanks for the reply Shawn.

    As near as I can tell, I have the settings as your tutorial suggests and
    I have studied suggestions from other sources but the problem remains.
    Task scheduler just won't wake up the computer.

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    Dave T.

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    Re: Task scheduler doesn't wake computer

    Dave,

    Under step 16 in that tutorial, you might see if checking "If the task fails, restart every" and setting how often and the number of attempts to try will help.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave T. View Post
    Brink wrote:
    > Hi Dave,
    >
    > See if this tutorial can help you. Make sure that you have step 8
    > checked.
    >
    > Task Scheduler - Wake Up Computer
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Shawn
    >
    > Dave T.;786938 Wrote:
    >> Vista Home Premium x86...
    >> I've set Task Scheduler to wake up my computer at a specified time, but
    >> it fails to do so. I checked out the following kb article, and adhered
    >> to it as well as possible;
    >>
    >> 'The Task Scheduler does not wake the computer to run a scheduled task
    >> in Windows Vista' (The Task Scheduler does not wake the computer to run a scheduled task in Windows Vista)
    >>
    >> The log reports state that it failed and timed out. It terminates the
    >> task with an error code 329 (Timed out) when I wake the computer in the
    >> morning. When I run the task manually by clicking the run option in
    >> task
    >> scheduler it runs the task fine. It just won't wake the computer. Any
    >> advice on how to trouble-shoot this?
    >> --
    >> Dave T.
    >>
    >> I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
    >
    >
    Thanks for the reply Shawn.

    As near as I can tell, I have the settings as your tutorial suggests and
    I have studied suggestions from other sources but the problem remains.
    Task scheduler just won't wake up the computer.

    --
    Dave T.

    I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Re: Task scheduler doesn't wake computer

    Brink wrote:

    > Dave,
    >
    > Under step 16 in that tutorial, you might see if checking "If the task
    > fails, restart every" and setting how often and the number of attempts
    > to try will help.
    Brink,

    I had it set it to retry every minute for 20 minutes. Any other ideas?


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    Re: Task scheduler doesn't wake computer

    Dave,

    I'm not sure why it is not waking up you computer with these settings set. What is the program or action that you are trying use in the task to wake up the computer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave T. View Post
    Brink,

    I had it set it to retry every minute for 20 minutes. Any other ideas?


    --
    Dave T.

    I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
    Brink wrote:
    > Dave,
    >
    > Under step 16 in that tutorial, you might see if checking "If the task
    > fails, restart every" and setting how often and the number of attempts
    > to try will help.

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    Dave T. Guest

    Re: Task scheduler doesn't wake computer

    Brink wrote:

    > Dave,
    >
    > I'm not sure why it is not waking up you computer with these settings
    > set. What is the program or action that you are trying use in the task
    > to wake up the computer?
    >
    > Dave T.;787686 Wrote:

    >> Brink,
    >>
    >> I had it set it to retry every minute for 20 minutes. Any other ideas?
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Dave T.
    >>
    >> I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

    >>>>> Brink wrote:
    >>>> Dave,
    >>>>
    >>>> Under step 16 in that tutorial, you might see if checking "If the
    >>> task
    >>>> fails, restart every" and setting how often and the number of
    >>> attempts
    >>>> to try will help.
    >
    >
    Brink,

    I am trying to devise a work-around for my backup software. My software,
    Retrospect HD, does not have an .exe that I can place in the task
    scheduler to start a backup at night. Therefore, I am trying to schedule
    a simple task to wake up the computer and display a simple message on
    the desktop, and then use the internal scheduler in Retrospect to start
    a backup while the computer is awake. I guess the point is that it
    doesn't really matter what I want to do, it all has to start with waking
    the computer, which isn't happening. Retrospect support says I should
    upgrade my backup software to a version that can work with task
    scheduler, but there is no point to that if task scheduler won't wake
    the computer.

    I should add that *ALL* of the hidden tasks that came pre-loaded in the
    computer such as windows defender scans, etc., are all scheduled to run
    at night, but none of them are set up to wake the computer. I'm thinking
    that something about the HP OEM setup won't allow a wake-up. I hear some
    things on the net about Nvidia drivers messing with sleep, but no
    solutions. It shouldn't be this hard. Waking up from sleep through task
    scheduler is supported by Vista. I guess my next step is to go to HP
    with this, but my experience with them says that they are going to want
    me to do something incredibly stupid with my machine.

    The only other relevant piece of info that I can think of is that I am
    using a wireless keyboard and mouse.

    --
    Dave T.

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    Re: Task scheduler doesn't wake computer

    Dave,

    You might do a test by have Windows Defender set to wake the computer up to run, then have your back up program scheduled to run a minute after the time Windows Defender is sceduled to wake up the computer. This tutorial will show you how to for Windows Defender. I have a wireless mouse & keyboard to, and Windows Defender will wake the computer up for me.

    Windows Defender - Automatic Scanning

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave T. View Post
    Brink wrote:
    > Dave,
    >
    > I'm not sure why it is not waking up you computer with these settings
    > set. What is the program or action that you are trying use in the task
    > to wake up the computer?
    >
    > Dave T.;787686 Wrote:
    >> Brink,
    >>
    >> I had it set it to retry every minute for 20 minutes. Any other ideas?
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Dave T.
    >>
    >> I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.
    >
    >
    Brink,

    I am trying to devise a work-around for my backup software. My software,
    Retrospect HD, does not have an .exe that I can place in the task
    scheduler to start a backup at night. Therefore, I am trying to schedule
    a simple task to wake up the computer and display a simple message on
    the desktop, and then use the internal scheduler in Retrospect to start
    a backup while the computer is awake. I guess the point is that it
    doesn't really matter what I want to do, it all has to start with waking
    the computer, which isn't happening. Retrospect support says I should
    upgrade my backup software to a version that can work with task
    scheduler, but there is no point to that if task scheduler won't wake
    the computer.

    I should add that *ALL* of the hidden tasks that came pre-loaded in the
    computer such as windows defender scans, etc., are all scheduled to run
    at night, but none of them are set up to wake the computer. I'm thinking
    that something about the HP OEM setup won't allow a wake-up. I hear some
    things on the net about Nvidia drivers messing with sleep, but no
    solutions. It shouldn't be this hard. Waking up from sleep through task
    scheduler is supported by Vista. I guess my next step is to go to HP
    with this, but my experience with them says that they are going to want
    me to do something incredibly stupid with my machine.

    The only other relevant piece of info that I can think of is that I am
    using a wireless keyboard and mouse.

    --
    Dave T.

    I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Dave T. Guest

    Re: Task scheduler doesn't wake computer

    Brink wrote:

    > Dave,
    >
    > You might do a test by have Windows Defender set to wake the computer
    > up to run, then have your back up program scheduled to run a minute
    > after the time Windows Defender is sceduled to wake up the computer.
    > This tutorial will show you how to for Windows Defender. I have a
    > wireless mouse & keyboard to, and Windows Defender will wake the
    > computer up for me.
    >
    > Windows Defender - Automatic Scanning
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Shawn
    >
    > Dave T.;787858 Wrote:

    >> Brink wrote:> > >

    >>>> Dave,
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm not sure why it is not waking up you computer with these settings
    >>>> set. What is the program or action that you are trying use in the
    >>> task
    >>>> to wake up the computer?
    >>>>
    >>>> Dave T.;787686 Wrote:> > > > >
    >>>>>> Brink,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I had it set it to retry every minute for 20 minutes. Any other
    >>>> ideas?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Dave T.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly
    >>>> distributed.> > > >
    >>>>
    >> Brink,
    >>
    >> I am trying to devise a work-around for my backup software. My
    >> software,
    >> Retrospect HD, does not have an .exe that I can place in the task
    >> scheduler to start a backup at night. Therefore, I am trying to
    >> schedule
    >> a simple task to wake up the computer and display a simple message on
    >> the desktop, and then use the internal scheduler in Retrospect to
    >> start
    >> a backup while the computer is awake. I guess the point is that it
    >> doesn't really matter what I want to do, it all has to start with
    >> waking
    >> the computer, which isn't happening. Retrospect support says I should
    >> upgrade my backup software to a version that can work with task
    >> scheduler, but there is no point to that if task scheduler won't wake
    >> the computer.
    >>
    >> I should add that *ALL* of the hidden tasks that came pre-loaded in
    >> the
    >> computer such as windows defender scans, etc., are all scheduled to
    >> run
    >> at night, but none of them are set up to wake the computer. I'm
    >> thinking
    >> that something about the HP OEM setup won't allow a wake-up. I hear
    >> some
    >> things on the net about Nvidia drivers messing with sleep, but no
    >> solutions. It shouldn't be this hard. Waking up from sleep through
    >> task
    >> scheduler is supported by Vista. I guess my next step is to go to HP
    >> with this, but my experience with them says that they are going to
    >> want
    >> me to do something incredibly stupid with my machine.
    >>
    >> The only other relevant piece of info that I can think of is that I
    >> am
    >> using a wireless keyboard and mouse.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Dave T.
    >>
    >> I've learned that whatever hits the fan will not be evenly
    >> distributed.
    >
    >
    Brink,

    Actually I did this a little while ago. The only change I had to make
    was to check the option to wake the computer in task scheduler. I will
    report back tomorrow evening as to whether or not it worked.

    Let me ask, I have been working from within my user log-on. Would all of
    this be restricted to an elevated admin?

    BTW, is there a typo in the tutorial? Step 1, paragraph 6, sub-paragraph
    A), should that read "Check" instead of "Uncheck" to turn on automatic
    scanning?

    --
    Dave T.

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    Re: Task scheduler doesn't wake computer

    Dave,

    Yes, you should be doing this from within an administrator account. The tasks also need to have the "Run with highest privileges" checked to.

    LOL, yes that was a typo. Thank you for letting me know. It has been corrected.

    Shawn

    Brink wrote:
    > Dave,
    >
    > You might do a test by have Windows Defender set to wake the computer
    > up to run, then have your back up program scheduled to run a minute
    > after the time Windows Defender is sceduled to wake up the computer.
    > This tutorial will show you how to for Windows Defender. I have a
    > wireless mouse & keyboard to, and Windows Defender will wake the
    > computer up for me.
    >
    > Windows Defender - Automatic Scanning
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Shawn
    >
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave T. View Post
    Brink,

    Actually I did this a little while ago. The only change I had to make
    was to check the option to wake the computer in task scheduler. I will
    report back tomorrow evening as to whether or not it worked.

    Let me ask, I have been working from within my user log-on. Would all of
    this be restricted to an elevated admin?

    BTW, is there a typo in the tutorial? Step 1, paragraph 6, sub-paragraph
    A), should that read "Check" instead of "Uncheck" to turn on automatic
    scanning?

    --
    Dave T.

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