5223: Wake-On-LAN Does Not Work after Hard Shutdown

Last update: 13-07-2017

Computer may fail to start on Wake-on-LAN after a hard shutdown

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup Advanced
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 Advanced
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced
  • Acronis True Image Echo
  • Acronis Snap Deploy 4
  • Acronis Snap Deploy 3


  1. You are attempting to start an Acronis task on a machine that has been configured to start on Wake-on-LAN;
  2. The machine fails to start.


Some machines do not support Wake-on-LAN after a hard shutdown (e.g. due to power failure).


Machines that do not support Wake-on-LAN after a hard shutdown have to be turned off via Windows shutdown.

Some BIOS systems have an option to turn on a computer at a specific time every day, this feature can be used as well to turn on a machine at a specific time before backup.


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