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