Windows 10: Scheduled Task not waking up PC.

  1.    26 Dec 2016 #1

    Scheduled Task not waking up PC.


    Hello,

    I have made a scheduled task with the option to wake up the pc from sleep state to run a program.
    When I tick the option Wake the computer to run this task the computer won't wake up at the given time.

    I have red in a forum of MS that this was a problem in the earlier builds of Windows 10 and that in build 10240 it was solved.

    I'm running Windows 10 Build 14393.576.
    Running on a Asus Z87 Expert with latest BIOS (2103)
    2 Nvidia Cards

    Has anyone seen this problem also?

    I have also tried a to wake up from the BIOS with a timer but that also doesn't work.

    So i don't know if this is a Windows 10 problem or Mainboard problem.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 9,807
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       26 Dec 2016 #2

    Just to be sure, if you check you power plan advance settings, under sleep there is a section "Wake Timers".

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    26 Dec 2016 #3

    I have checked that and it is enabled.

    I now use the program TimeComX and that one wakes up the pc. So the method works. Looks like a Windows 10 issue maybe.
    Last edited by jslegers; 26 Dec 2016 at 15:17.
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  4.    27 Dec 2016 #4

    I'm going to test it on a VM. I will let you know.

    VM Doesn't support sleep.
    I will try something else.

    Tested on a test laptop and there it works. Looks my installation is broken. I will do a repair on my installation.
    Last edited by jslegers; 27 Dec 2016 at 07:03.
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 9,807
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       27 Dec 2016 #5

    When you enter the task into Windows if you then go to a command prompt(admin) and enter powercfg /waketimers your task should be listed. If not Windows still doesn't know about it for what ever reason.
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  6.    27 Dec 2016 #6

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    When you enter the task into Windows if you then go to a command prompt(admin) and enter powercfg /waketimers your task should be listed. If not Windows still doesn't know about it for what ever reason.
    Thanks for the tip I will test it.
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  7.    27 Dec 2016 #7

    FWIW : is the option to ask for the password coming out of sleep unchecked (in the screensaver settings) ?
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  8.    27 Dec 2016 #8

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    When you enter the task into Windows if you then go to a command prompt(admin) and enter powercfg /waketimers your task should be listed. If not Windows still doesn't know about it for what ever reason.
    This is what I get :

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393](c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.C:\Windows\system32>powercfg /waketimersTimer set by [SERVICE] \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\System32\svchost.exe (SystemEventsBroker) expires at 19:27:30 on 28-12-2016. Reason: Windows will execute 'NT TASK\Notepad' scheduled task that requested waking the computer.C:\Windows\system32>

    Notepad is for testing. It won't wakeup.
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  9.    27 Dec 2016 #9

    throkr said: View Post
    FWIW : is the option to ask for the password coming out of sleep unchecked (in the screensaver settings) ?
    That has been unchecked.
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  10.    15 Oct 2017 #10

    If the task wakes up the computer but gets stuck in the login screen use the group policy to add your username into this:
    Code:
     Computer Configuration-->Policies-->Windows Settings-->Security Settings-->Local Policies-->User Rights Assignment--> allow logon locally


    Edit: Better solution: Just don't use the option "run even if not logged on" (the task doesn't need to be log on to work)
    Last edited by chok; 20 Oct 2017 at 16:09.
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