I have a new HP laptop running Windows7 and I want Norton Ghost to execute a scheduled backup at 8 PM everyday - a time when the PC is usually in Sleep mode. (I have the power plan set to put the PC to Sleep after 20 minutes of idle time.) I have set the power management plan to allow timed events to wake up the PC. I have also scheduled a simple DOS task (echo wake up) to run at 7:55 PM whether or not I am logged on, and to wake up the PC when the task runs.
Around 10:00 PM when I am about to turn-off the PC for the day, I move the mouse which wakes up the PC, and Ghost displays a window saying it is starting the scheduled backup. This is an incremental backup that takes only about 2 minutes so it should have completed shortly after 8 PM. I now have to wait for the backup to complete before shutting down the PC.
It seems as if Ghost wakes up at 8 PM and wants to start the backup, but then has to wait until I wake up the PC before completing the backup.
Note: Ghost does not try to run at all if I don't have the DOS task setup n the Task Scheduler.
Any ideas how I can get Ghost to run to completion within a few minutes of 8 PM?