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I've noticed over the past few days that my scheduled tasks in Vista are not running on time. For example, a task set to run at 8pm runs about 45 minutes later - in fact 44-45 minutes late seems to be the norm, though one even ran 4 hours later a few days ago.

The computer clock is alright, the task settings - as far as I can tell - are fine (most of these tasks were create a couple of years ago.)

Come to think of it... This MAY have started after the time was set back one hour (I didn't change that manually - Windows took care of it and the time zone settings are fine, plus it's never been a problem before.)

Any ideas?

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check you computer clock whether it affects with Day light Savings ? –  joe Nov 11 '09 at 14:31
    
The PC is 2.5 years old and it's never been an issue. Still checked the various time settings and can't find anything that looks fishy. This is really weird. –  MetalMikester Nov 11 '09 at 20:24
    
Ended up using Z-Cron as an alternative. The task scheduler was just not reliable anymore. Now upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit, though I've kept Z-Cron since I had all my stuff scheduled in there already. –  MetalMikester Jan 4 '10 at 15:41

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Under advanced is delay task for up to x minutes set to anything? This will add a random delay onto the scheduled start time.

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Nope - that option is not checked. –  MetalMikester Nov 11 '09 at 20:23
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Ended up using Z-Cron as an alternative (very cool app, though the interface can be a little bitchy.) The built-in task scheduler was just not reliable anymore.

I've now upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit, though I've kept Z-Cron since I had all my stuff scheduled in there already.

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