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Power Management/Task Schedule Issue

by matto / July 7, 2004 2:46 AM PDT

I am running the dreaded Windows ME system at work, but I think this question pertains to most Windows operating systems. I use AVG Anti-Virus and it is set up to automatically check for updates and automatically run a complete scan every 24 hrs. However, based on the logfile, it appears that it has only been running the test roughly every 10 days. If the machine goes into standby mode, will this prevent the scheduled anti-virus activity from taking place? That is all I could think of that might prevent the sceduled task from taking place. I have used PCs heavily since 1991, so I feel like a novice asking this question, but the answer has eluded me thus far.

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Re: Power Management/Task Schedule Issue
by Edward ODaniel / July 7, 2004 3:25 AM PDT

Yes, that could well interfere with updating.

AVG has a problem with updating anyway and although it is wise to leave it set to auto check for updates it is adbvisable to MANUALLY check at least once a day--only takes a few seconds.

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Re: Power Management/Task Schedule Issue
by matto / July 7, 2004 3:39 AM PDT

Thanks to Edward for the quick response. To take the question a little further, does standby mode override any scheduled tasks, or are there things that can happen when the machine is in standby?

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Not implemented.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2004 3:41 AM PDT

Microsoft didn't implement a wake up system, so any scheduled task will not be done.


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