Running a query / macro through scheduled task

I have a MS Access append query that updates a table from a linked Excel spreadsheet.
I'm trying to automate the running of the query during the night.

I've tried a couple of ways to schedule the task with Windows Task Scheduler, although each time, it appears to start the job, but then just hang (task never completes, doesn't run the queryor macro and when I log back into Windows, the msaccess.exe process is running).

Methods I've used are:

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