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How do I get Windows Task Scheduler to turn on the monitor from sleep in Windows Vista? Currently, all it does is wake up from sleep (without turning on the monitor, it runs a batch script).

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Not sure if it will work, but if the monitor just requires mouse movement or a keystroke, write a little AutoIt or AutoHotKey script to jiggle the mouse a bit or hit a few keys and have task scheduler run that. – MaQleod Apr 12 '12 at 23:47
Hello Sam, would you like edit this question and add some detail. In its current form it is unanswerable. You are saying that you want it to "turn on from sleep" and that it "wakes up from sleep", which is contradictory. – Paul Apr 12 '12 at 23:47
@MaQleod It worked thanks! – Sam Adams Apr 14 '12 at 5:15

If the monitor is physically turned off then its not possible for software to do this without some kind of specialized hardware. However, if the monitor has just gone blank then you could have it execute a useless program or a batch file with simply an exit command.

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