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Windows 7: Scheduled Task revisit...


29 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Scheduled Task revisit...

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate in Dec'09. I download stuff from torrent sites and since my ISP allows free downloads from 2 am to 8 am, i normally schedule my downloads for that time slot. I had been using Freebyte Task Scheduler for the purpose and it was set to run Azureus.exe file at 2.05 am. Everything was running fine and smooth with no problems whatsoever. BUT...

Yesterday I installed nVidia GeForce 9500GT card to improve the graphics on my PC. I don't know what changed and last night the download did not start. When I checked in the morning I got the screen where it showed User1(that is me) logged in. Below that is (Locked) and below that is Switch User. After I clicked on the User1 I am taken to my desktop where I see that the FBTS shows that the last time the task was run was day before yesterday. Here I would like to point out that before yesterday, whenever I went to check in the morning, on moving the mouse I was straightaway taken to my desktop without the user log in screen that I described earlier.

So what do you think happened? Without my knowledge?

Thanks...


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29 Jan 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by herculeorama View Post
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate in Dec'09. I download stuff from torrent sites and since my ISP allows free downloads from 2 am to 8 am, i normally schedule my downloads for that time slot. I had been using Freebyte Task Scheduler for the purpose and it was set to run Azureus.exe file at 2.05 am. Everything was running fine and smooth with no problems whatsoever. BUT...

Yesterday I installed nVidia GeForce 9500GT card to improve the graphics on my PC. I don't know what changed and last night the download did not start. When I checked in the morning I got the screen where it showed User1(that is me) logged in. Below that is (Locked) and below that is Switch User. After I clicked on the User1 I am taken to my desktop where I see that the FBTS shows that the last time the task was run was day before yesterday. Here I would like to point out that before yesterday, whenever I went to check in the morning, on moving the mouse I was straightaway taken to my desktop without the user log in screen that I described earlier.

So what do you think happened? Without my knowledge?

Thanks...

Hi and welcome

do you have windows update set to automatically download and install?
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29 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

Hi and welcome

do you have windows update set to automatically download and install?
No.

I also noted that when I set the task in Windows Task scheduler today morning to run in the afternoon, it ran okay. So now the question is with the same system that was perfectly working day before yesterday now doesn't run the FBTS. How to pin-point the problem?
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