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Scheduled Tune-Up will not wake PC from Stand-by or Hibernate mode...Why? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Apparently LOC will not wake the PC from standby or hibernate to perform a tune-up or virus scan.

     

    WHAAAZZZUP-WIDDDAHT?

     

    If I have to run a tune-up or Viri scan manually before I hit the sack why even have the scheduling feature if it cannot perform the task(s) while I am getting my snooze on.

     

    Lets face it...who really can afford the ram and CPU to run a full LOC tune-up scan, surf porno with 25 open tabs, WMP at full screen,  iTunes blaring, email client running ... and an open tab to the WLOC Forums complaining about this issue?

     

    Personally, I like to save some wattage and CO2 emissions when I'm not using my PC and let it stand-by after 45 mins of inactivity.

     

    Hows about a "Wake the PC to perform this task" radio button on the tune-up/virus-spyware scan settings tab?

     

    Can someone please fix this Tard-Tune-Up issue or let us know if this is even on the table yet?

     

    I likes the software otherwise

     

    PO

     

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 3:11 AM

Answers

  • A simple workaround is to create a sheduled task that wakes the PC just a few minutes prior to the time you've scheduled the Tune-up to begin. Obviously it would be simpler if OneCare did this iteslf, but until it does this should work.

     

    Other than possibly WakeOnLan, I know of nothing that can wake a PC from Hibernate, since at that point the PC is actually fully shut down. In Stand-by the core operating system is still in memory, the PC is just operating at extremely low power with most peripherals and even the hard drives powered down.

     

    OneCareBear

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:29 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • A simple workaround is to create a sheduled task that wakes the PC just a few minutes prior to the time you've scheduled the Tune-up to begin. Obviously it would be simpler if OneCare did this iteslf, but until it does this should work.

     

    Other than possibly WakeOnLan, I know of nothing that can wake a PC from Hibernate, since at that point the PC is actually fully shut down. In Stand-by the core operating system is still in memory, the PC is just operating at extremely low power with most peripherals and even the hard drives powered down.

     

    OneCareBear

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:29 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the reply OCB,

     

    I have indeed played with task scheduler in trying to get it to run LOC tune-up but to no avail.

     

    Would you mind telling me exactly how to setup task scheduler to wake the PC just prior to tune-up as you mentioned?

     

    Thanks!

     

    PO

     

    Friday, February 29, 2008 12:11 PM