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Regular Maintenance Scheduled Task Not Waking Computer

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Regular Maintenance Scheduled Task Not Waking Computer


    Having a problem with the Regular Maintenance waking the computer (Windows 8 on a Lenovo Q-190) to do its scheduled task as it's supposed to do. Here are the symptoms:

    1. If I change the time for Scheduled Maintenance in the Action Center (Change Maintenance Settings), it WILL be reflected properly in the Properties of the Regular Maintenance Task in Task Scheduler.

    2. However, if I check the box for "Allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer at the scheduled time" in the Action Center (Change Maintenance Settings), it WILL NOT reflect in the Properties of the Regular Maintenance Task in Task Schedular. Specially, I check the box to wake up my computer in the Action Center Maintenance Settings, but the corresponding checkmark is NOT reflected ("Wake the computer to run this task"), in the properties of the actual task in Task Scheduler.

    3. I then put the checkmark directly in the Regular Maintenance Task itself ("Wake the computer to run this task"). However, at some point in the future, (not right away; I close and then reopen the task to make sure that it 'sticks'), the checkmark "disappears. Then, the task does not run at night while the computer is asleep, but runs in the morning when I wake the computer for regular use. At that point, the checkmark in the task is gone.


    Any ideas why this is occurring and ideas to remedy it are greatly appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    Did you find a solution? I am having the same issue
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  3. #3


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Is your computer in sleep mode ?

    AFAIK if you "shut down" then the wake-up option won't work.

    If you prefer to shut down then you can also use the task scheduler to do it automatically : Make Your PC Shut Down at Night (But Only When You?re Not Using It)
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    Is your computer in sleep mode ?

    AFAIK if you "shut down" then the wake-up option won't work.

    If you prefer to shut down then you can also use the task scheduler to do it automatically : Make Your PC Shut Down at Night (But Only When You?re Not Using It)
    Lol yes its in sleep mode. Thanks for the reply anyways
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  5. #5


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Sorry might have seemed like a stupid question but you never know ...

    Make sure the settings : Run whether user is logged on or not and Run with highest privileges are checked.Also are you setting up this task under and administrator account ?

    The wake-up function doesn't work from shut down (duh) but it also doesn't work in hibernate, only in sleep/hybrid sleep. Check your power options.

    Windows might have trouble logging in if your account is password protected. Try and test with no password to see if it works.
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    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    Sorry might have seemed like a stupid question but you never know ...

    Make sure the settings : Run whether user is logged on or not and Run with highest privileges are checked.Also are you setting up this task under and administrator account ?

    The wake-up function doesn't work from shut down (duh) but it also doesn't work in hibernate, only in sleep/hybrid sleep. Check your power options.

    Windows might have trouble logging in if your account is password protected. Try and test with no password to see if it works.
    I did check the settings and made the changes you suggested but its reverting back for some reason. Windows maintenance doesn't need password if pc is in sleep if I remember correctly.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Actually windows can go into lock screen when waking up from sleep and then need your login. Check this : log in after sleep mode Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums
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