Problem with auto start from hibernation using Task Scheduler

  1. Posts : 2
    Win 10

    Problem with auto start from hibernation using Task Scheduler

    With my Win 7 system, running on a desk-top, I have successfully configured Task Scheduler to restart from hibernation at a specified time of day. This works fine - the computer powers up and already loaded programs continue functioning.

    Problem is that with a Windows 10 install on the same machine, the computer powers up, the 4 pane blue windows logo with the spinning dots below appear on the screen (as normal) but the screen then goes blank and nothing else seems to happen except that I can hear the HD working. I can though get the screen back and the programs executing by simply moving the mouse or typing a key. When I restart from hibernation however, not via Task Scheduler, but by pressing the power button, everything works normally.

    This is causing me a big problem as I want to switch to Win 10 but I also need the computer to restart from hibernation automatically at the specified time of day (without having to have anyone there to type a key or move the mouse). I have tried turning Fast Startup off (per instructions on this forum) but that made no difference.

    Can anyone please suggest a fix for this? Thanks much in advance for any assistance.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (21H1) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Welcome to TenForums @NoSmoke

    Sounds like your PC is waking from hibernation successfully and is actually running, but the screen is turned off. By default, the screen is turned off after 10 minutes of inactivity. Try setting the screen to never turn off.

    Change Turn off Display after Time in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 2
    Win 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks but already tried that - didn't help. BTW, when the screen saver does kick in, the lighted power button on the monitor switches from green to amber. When restart from hibernation (triggered by Task Scheduler) fails, the button remains green yet the screen is blank and I don't believe the loaded apps are running.
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