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Next run time: 3:53 AM tomorrow. That very closely matches the 4:01 AM listed in "powercfg -waketimers", but I find it odd that it is after the scheduled time.

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Last Run Time: 5:46 AM

Last Run Result: The process terminated unexpectedly. (0x8007042B)

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The cmd prompt gives me the same reason for the wake (Regular Maintenance).

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