I have the Win7 task scheduler set to run an exe application at a certain time every day. At that time, the program opens up and begins. It runs into trouble when it needs to download data over the internet. The data never gets downloaded and after about a minute I get an error indicating that the download file operation has timed out. This happens whether or not the computer has been idling or is in use. I never receive this error when I manually start the program. Thanks for any help! This has been driving me nuts for a little while now.