Thank you for the reply, M.... I'm afraid that I wasted your time. Please have a laugh on me, as I really pulled a good one: I had the scheduled task for calculator set for SUNDAY! Hello!?!? Today is SATURDAY! My little trick does in fact work; SS runs its scan, and there under the SS window is calculator, just sitting there on the desktop.
This, however, still does not explain my SS problem. SS still wakes the computer, but will not run its scan. That is not a question for here, though. That would be a question for the "AntiVirus, Firewall,..." forum. It's a question that I'm not going to ask, though, as even SS support does not have an answer. They claim that it is a problem with XP, and that I need to contact Microsoft. (Hence the first sentence of my opening post.) Thank you again.
By the way; the answer to the Q & A at the bottom of the second link that you provided me is inaccurate. I happen to know that a scheduled task will not wake a PC out of hibernate mode; only standby.
Edited by rlprlp, 30 June 2007 - 02:38 PM.