Scheduled Tasks Troubles

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by cruiser78, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

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    I have a task that I use to shutdown my computer but it is pretty much useless to me. It won't run any tasks unless my desktop is visible (ie. no screen saver and not at the welcome screen). This is very annoying because I don't want to leave my desktop showing but I want it to shutdown at a certain time. I put in my password for the account to run the task as and it works just fine if I'm at my desktop. I've been meaning to redo my comp shortly neways but I haven't gotten around to it. I think this might have something to do with my Logitech Elite Duo and the software from Logitech. I had an older Logitech keyboard before and with the software for that it worked fine and I could also control my music from the welcome screen with the keyboard controls but with this new Logitech software I can't do that. (This was happening before I installed SP1) It wouldn't really make sense to me for that to be the problem but I'm just theorizing and I figure that maybe a clean install with a SP1 integrated CD would fix things up. I'm running XP Pro SP1 atm.

    note- download the attached zip for a shutdown script. It's a vbs script that shuts down your computer and doesn't leave it at that annoying screen telling you it's safe to turn your computer off now. It's the script I use in my scheduled task.
     
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    Create the task in the ADMINISTRATOR account.
     
  3. yoyo

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    Did you try to schedule shutdown.exe recently? With SP1 installed it shuts down the computer completely not leaving you at this "It is now save..." screen.
    Not sure if it makes a difference to your script.
     
  4. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

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    the account I'm using to make the task and putting the password in for is an admin account.
     
  5. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

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    hmmmm... no.. i haven't tried it since SP1 install... I'll have to give it a go.. but it won't make a difference atm because it won't run any scheduled tasks unless my comp is at my desktop and not in a screensaver or at the welcome screen... which is where I leave it when I'm not there so no one else can mess with my stuff.
     
  6. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

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    well... that script I was going to use only seems to work when my desktop is showing... I've tried making a task to run and then logging into another account and it doesn't shutdown but if I do the same thing with the built in XP shutdown it works
    At least Microsoft got one thing fixed with SP1... the shutdown prog they include :D
    I wonder if you could just copy the SP1 shutdown.exe to a non SP1 XP install and have it work properly... I attached the SP1 shutdown if neone wants to give it a try.