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This is my first post. I just discovered autoit and it's great!

I have a sheduled task that runs a autoit script. When the computer is in run mode (never sleep or hibernate) it works fine. Now I want to save power (and save our world) by setting the computer to sleep mode and run the sheduled task. This is not working. The script starts a program, uses mouse movements, keystrokes and opens windows. Task scheduler history tells that the task is started and then times out (after 1 hour). 

The script starts a program AmiBroker, see code below. It goes wrong at the "If WinActive("AmiBroker")" statement, that tells if the window is active or not. And it is not active. So it goes wrong here and I'm stuck here ... ;0) 

; Start Amibroker
Local $iPID = Run("C:My Program FilesAmiBrokerBroker.exe")
If WinExists("AmiBroker") Then
   _FileWriteLog($hFile, "Amibroker has started")
If WinActive("AmiBroker") Then
   _FileWriteLog($hFile, "Amibroker window is active")
   _FileWriteLog($hFile, "Amibroker window is not active")



I'm using w-7. In Task Scheduler I have checked the option "Wake the computer to run this task"  (Properties for the task -> tab Conditions). 

I also have an other scheduled task that not uses autoit and this task works fine in sleep mode. This task runs a bat-file that calls a small C# application made in MS Visual Studio. 

I'm logged in at the computer when it goes to sleep.

Can someone help me with some hints or tips? 

Best Regards,


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As explained there, you can't do what you're trying to do if the screen is locked. Windows will never be active when Windows is locked, so you can't use Send/WinActive/Winactivate/etc.

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