Task Scheduler "At startup" Causing Performance Issue


  1. Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit, 22H2 19045.4170
       #1

    Task Scheduler "At startup" Causing Performance Issue


    When I use Task Scheduler to launch a video (MP4) with VLC, at startup, the video stops several times, for a second or two. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a problem in Windows.
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  2. Posts : 42,955
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, that depends on so many factors.
    If you use the resource monitor- assuming you can launch it soon enough- you will see a great deal of disk activity which will very much depend on what programs are being launched on startup. This it not a good time to try to play a video.

    When you configure the task, consider:
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    - delay task
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    - and better, Start if idle
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  3. Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit, 22H2 19045.4170
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Half an hour of experimenting has led me to the conclusion that either my laptop won't idle for 1 minute or I need to learn more about Task Scheduler.

    Putting a shortcut to a batch file for launching VLC worked when I tried it, so I'll just do that and use TS to launch VLC at Workstation Unlock.
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  4. Posts : 42,955
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    The key is not to start playing the video whilst your PC is launching startup programs.
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