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hi I have a problem oposite to the usual one.

I have a task to hibernate my computer at 8pm If I hibernate the computer earlier, and turn it on next morning, the task runs and hibernates the computer (what I dont wont to happen)

I HAVE NOT selectede the "Run task as soon as posible after a schedule start is missed"

Am I wrong? doesn't this means that if the task is messed, it´s not going to run ?


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If you hibernate the computer before the time that the task is scheduled to start then the current clock state is saved as well (for synchronisation purposes).

Once you resume from hibernation, the OS clock is brought back into sync with the hardware clock (which now shows a time and date that is after the scheduled task). I can only think that perhaps this triggers scheduled tasks to run because the time doesn't skip straight from A to B but rather 'plays forward' the interval in-between.

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If this is the problem it might be as simple as setting the task to only run after X minutes of the machine being idle? Just a guess, the task scheduler for me in all versions of Windows never plays nicely. –  Richard Aug 10 '10 at 12:02
Yes, that could be a solution, but what I really want is the PC to start at 8:45 (this works via the BIOS) and shutdown at 8:00 pm, because sometimes I don't even go to the office but I access the PC remotely. About the hardware clock sync, even so, it should work... probably is a Task scheduler misbehavior. I deleted the task and create a new one, but happens exactly the same. –  Alex Angelico Aug 12 '10 at 20:24

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