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Wake-up/scheduled tasks

I would rather not leave my computer on all night. At the same time I use Norton Ghost to do scheduled backups during the night as well as a number of other utilities. Some of these utilities are not mentioned in task manager. Ideally I would like to use the scheduler built into the program. how can I get my computer to wake up in response to scheduled tasks and then go back to sleep?
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JoshOdom
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tearmanCommented:
You can typically get a computer to wake up at a certain time (BIOS option), say 10 minutes before your scheduled backup, then have Ghost shut your machine down after its done.  Not all BIOS's offer that option.
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Jackie ManCommented:
According to the advice of AllenM, it says:-

"...You could write a short batch file with something like echo Hello World in it. Then just save it as some file name with a .bat extension and schedule this to run per the link I sent earlier for scheduling Windows tasks. Or the .bat file could simply have the word cmd in it which will bring up a DOS window."

Source: http://community.norton.com/t5/Other-Norton-Products/Ghost-15-won-t-wake-to-backup/td-p/208596
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JoshOdomAuthor Commented:
I went into the Windows scheduler and set up a schedule that included waking up the computer for the times needed such as 1 min. before the program is supposed to start. You have to put in a program so I used task manager. So far this seems to work.
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Jackie ManCommented:
What is the solution?
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Jackie ManCommented:
I do not think there is any significant difference the author's comment of ID: 35143005 with my comment of ID: 35115722.
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JoshOdomAuthor Commented:
I did not realize that the question had been considered abandoned. I stated that the problem was solved. I don't care who has the credit. My solution did not involve a batch file but rather the Windows interface. My BIOS does not offer that option. I have no objection if anyone else claims the points.
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