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Task Scheduler

  1. #1


    Connie Martin Guest

    Task Scheduler

    I'm not sure where to post this question. Will start here and if it's not
    here that I should post it, please tell me. My problem is this: when I open
    Task Scheduler, I get 53 pop-up error messages that various scheduled tasks
    no longer exist, and to get them back click on refresh. When I click on
    refresh, I get the same pop-up that it no longer exists. I identified all
    the folders that have the pop-up error messages, checked in
    c:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows and then opened one of the
    folders that's generating the error message and verified that the file named
    in the task that is failing is indeed there. I went back into Task Scheduler
    and attempted to import the task, and then it tells me, "An error has
    occurred for <such-and-such> task. Error Message. A task or folder with
    this name already exists." Someone's advice was then to just delete the
    task. Why would I do that? These are default Windows tasks and I'm having
    problems with Windows Calendar's alerts not working, and I believe it's
    coming from the fact that Window's default tasks "no longer exist", even
    though they do! Can anyone stear me in the right direction? I've been all
    over the Internet for answers. I'm only gaining knowledge but not answers.
    Thank you. Connie

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  2. #2


    Dave-UK Guest

    Re: Task Scheduler


    "Connie Martin" <ConnieMartin@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:C78DA2AB-9C32-47AD-9284-E7F2DFA45402@newsgroup

    > I'm not sure where to post this question. Will start here and if it's not
    > here that I should post it, please tell me. My problem is this: when I open
    > Task Scheduler, I get 53 pop-up error messages that various scheduled tasks
    > no longer exist, and to get them back click on refresh. When I click on
    > refresh, I get the same pop-up that it no longer exists. I identified all
    > the folders that have the pop-up error messages, checked in
    > c:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows and then opened one of the
    > folders that's generating the error message and verified that the file named
    > in the task that is failing is indeed there. I went back into Task Scheduler
    > and attempted to import the task, and then it tells me, "An error has
    > occurred for <such-and-such> task. Error Message. A task or folder with
    > this name already exists." Someone's advice was then to just delete the
    > task. Why would I do that? These are default Windows tasks and I'm having
    > problems with Windows Calendar's alerts not working, and I believe it's
    > coming from the fact that Window's default tasks "no longer exist", even
    > though they do! Can anyone stear me in the right direction? I've been all
    > over the Internet for answers. I'm only gaining knowledge but not answers.
    > Thank you. Connie
    Have you seen this thread ? It's a Win7 forum but maybe there's something
    there that you could try out:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...0-247fb80edb56






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  3. #3


    Connie Martin Guest

    Re: Task Scheduler

    Dave, thank you for replying. This is overwhelming. Why should we have to
    configure these computers like this? It worked fine at one time, and then
    suddenly it doesn't work any more. I can't even open Disk Defrag, not even
    as administrator. Many people also have this problem. I don't understand
    all that they are talking about in this forum that you sent, and I'm not
    comfortable with doing a system restore. I did that one other time and
    messed things up royally, and had to take the computer into the shop to be
    straightened out. I don't understand about deleting tasks in the folder
    because why is the task there if it's not needed? And if it's needed after
    it's deleted, then what? I will voice what many other people are saying and
    that is Microsoft should be responsible for this and put out a fix for it.
    Many of us are not IT people, nor should we have to be. I do appreciate you
    responding. Seems like most people do not want to go there. It's a big
    problem, and I think MS knows it, too. It's widespread. Even Windows 7 is
    having a problem with it. Why bother to upgrade to Windows 7? Maybe Apple
    would be a better route to take. Once again, thank you for responding. I've
    bookmarked the link you gave and will maybe some day look at it again. Right
    now, there's too much I don't understand about it all to venture an attempted
    repair, which for some people didn't work anyway. Thanks again. Connie

    "Dave-UK" wrote:

    >
    > "Connie Martin" <ConnieMartin@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:C78DA2AB-9C32-47AD-9284-E7F2DFA45402@newsgroup

    > > I'm not sure where to post this question. Will start here and if it's not
    > > here that I should post it, please tell me. My problem is this: when I open
    > > Task Scheduler, I get 53 pop-up error messages that various scheduled tasks
    > > no longer exist, and to get them back click on refresh. When I click on
    > > refresh, I get the same pop-up that it no longer exists. I identified all
    > > the folders that have the pop-up error messages, checked in
    > > c:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows and then opened one of the
    > > folders that's generating the error message and verified that the file named
    > > in the task that is failing is indeed there. I went back into Task Scheduler
    > > and attempted to import the task, and then it tells me, "An error has
    > > occurred for <such-and-such> task. Error Message. A task or folder with
    > > this name already exists." Someone's advice was then to just delete the
    > > task. Why would I do that? These are default Windows tasks and I'm having
    > > problems with Windows Calendar's alerts not working, and I believe it's
    > > coming from the fact that Window's default tasks "no longer exist", even
    > > though they do! Can anyone stear me in the right direction? I've been all
    > > over the Internet for answers. I'm only gaining knowledge but not answers.
    > > Thank you. Connie
    >
    > Have you seen this thread ? It's a Win7 forum but maybe there's something
    > there that you could try out:
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...0-247fb80edb56
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >

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  4. #4


    Dave-UK Guest

    Re: Task Scheduler


    "Dave-UK" <Here@newsgroup> wrote in message news:Pr6dnUfuRsJTbmbWnZ2dnUVZ8vqdnZ2d@newsgroup

    >
    > "Connie Martin" <ConnieMartin@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:A293B561-8DE1-47F7-BC44-5A298A871A1D@newsgroup

    >> Dave, thank you for replying. This is overwhelming. Why should we have to
    >> configure these computers like this? It worked fine at one time, and then
    >> suddenly it doesn't work any more. I can't even open Disk Defrag, not even
    >> as administrator.
    >
    > I have the same 'problem' on a Win7 box. When I open Task Scheduler I get an error
    > message that says:
    > ' The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see current tasks click Refresh'.
    > When I Ok that box another one pops up with:
    > ' Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler will attempt to reconnect to it'
    > I've found that two tasks ( McUpdate and McUpdate_scheduled) are not listed in the
    > Task Scheduler library but are present in Windows\system32\tasks and they are listed
    > in the registry.
    > Not much help to you but if I get any further I'll post back.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    I have found one task in the Media Center folder giving me the
    two error messages. There is a line of code inside with a date of
    1982 ?? The actual file date is December 2009. Also the author is
    listed as me (or rather my account) but I know I have never created
    a task to update the Media Centre.
    Perhaps ticking a box or clicking an OK button somewhere created
    the thing. Anyway, if you decide you want to try and sort out your
    task errors then post back.




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  5. #5


    Questor Guest

    Re: Task Scheduler

    --->

    >
    > "Dave-UK" <Here@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:Pr6dnUfuRsJTbmbWnZ2dnUVZ8vqdnZ2d@newsgroup

    >>
    >> "Connie Martin" <ConnieMartin@newsgroup> wrote in
    >> message news:A293B561-8DE1-47F7-BC44-5A298A871A1D@newsgroup

    >>> Dave, thank you for replying. This is overwhelming. Why should we
    >>> have to
    >>> configure these computers like this? It worked fine at one time, and
    >>> then
    >>> suddenly it doesn't work any more. I can't even open Disk Defrag, not
    >>> even
    >>> as administrator.
    >>
    >> I have the same 'problem' on a Win7 box. When I open Task Scheduler I
    >> get an error
    >> message that says:
    >> ' The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see current tasks click
    >> Refresh'.
    >> When I Ok that box another one pops up with:
    >> ' Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler will attempt
    >> to reconnect to it'
    >> I've found that two tasks ( McUpdate and McUpdate_scheduled) are not
    >> listed in the
    >> Task Scheduler library but are present in Windows\system32\tasks and
    >> they are listed
    >> in the registry.
    >> Not much help to you but if I get any further I'll post back.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    > I have found one task in the Media Center folder giving me the two error
    > messages. There is a line of code inside with a date of
    > 1982 ?? The actual file date is December 2009. Also the author is listed
    > as me (or rather my account) but I know I have never created a task to
    > update the Media Centre.
    > Perhaps ticking a box or clicking an OK button somewhere created the
    > thing. Anyway, if you decide you want to try and sort out your task
    > errors then post back.
    >
    >
    >
    I have the exact same two errors when I open my Win7 Task Scheduler.
    Was there any solution to this problem? I looked for a Media Center
    folder, but didn't fine it.

    Questor

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  6. #6


    Dave-UK Guest

    Re: Task Scheduler


    "Questor" <Questor@newsgroup> wrote in message news:#bany1BALHA.3880@newsgroup

    > --->

    >>
    >> "Dave-UK" <Here@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:Pr6dnUfuRsJTbmbWnZ2dnUVZ8vqdnZ2d@newsgroup

    >>>
    >>> "Connie Martin" <ConnieMartin@newsgroup> wrote in
    >>> message news:A293B561-8DE1-47F7-BC44-5A298A871A1D@newsgroup
    >>>> Dave, thank you for replying. This is overwhelming. Why should we
    >>>> have to
    >>>> configure these computers like this? It worked fine at one time, and
    >>>> then
    >>>> suddenly it doesn't work any more. I can't even open Disk Defrag, not
    >>>> even
    >>>> as administrator.
    >>>
    >>> I have the same 'problem' on a Win7 box. When I open Task Scheduler I
    >>> get an error
    >>> message that says:
    >>> ' The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see current tasks click
    >>> Refresh'.
    >>> When I Ok that box another one pops up with:
    >>> ' Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler will attempt
    >>> to reconnect to it'
    >>> I've found that two tasks ( McUpdate and McUpdate_scheduled) are not
    >>> listed in the
    >>> Task Scheduler library but are present in Windows\system32\tasks and
    >>> they are listed
    >>> in the registry.
    >>> Not much help to you but if I get any further I'll post back.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >> I have found one task in the Media Center folder giving me the two error
    >> messages. There is a line of code inside with a date of
    >> 1982 ?? The actual file date is December 2009. Also the author is listed
    >> as me (or rather my account) but I know I have never created a task to
    >> update the Media Centre.
    >> Perhaps ticking a box or clicking an OK button somewhere created the
    >> thing. Anyway, if you decide you want to try and sort out your task
    >> errors then post back.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    > I have the exact same two errors when I open my Win7 Task Scheduler.
    > Was there any solution to this problem? I looked for a Media Center
    > folder, but didn't fine it.
    >
    > Questor
    On my box this error was caused by a task , mcupdate_scheduled.
    Open Task Scheduler, OK out of the error boxes.
    On the left pane open out Microsoft > Windows.
    There should be around 40+ folders and Media Center is one of them.
    To find out which folder is giving your error message select the first
    folder under Windows and click on the Refresh icon in the right pane.
    Continue down the list until you find it.



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  7. #7


    Questor Guest

    Re: Task Scheduler

    --->

    >
    > "Questor" <Questor@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:#bany1BALHA.3880@newsgroup

    >> --->

    >>>
    >>> "Dave-UK" <Here@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >>> news:Pr6dnUfuRsJTbmbWnZ2dnUVZ8vqdnZ2d@newsgroup
    >>>>
    >>>> "Connie Martin" <ConnieMartin@newsgroup> wrote in
    >>>> message news:A293B561-8DE1-47F7-BC44-5A298A871A1D@newsgroup
    >>>>> Dave, thank you for replying. This is overwhelming. Why should we
    >>>>> have to
    >>>>> configure these computers like this? It worked fine at one time, and
    >>>>> then
    >>>>> suddenly it doesn't work any more. I can't even open Disk Defrag, not
    >>>>> even
    >>>>> as administrator.
    >>>>
    >>>> I have the same 'problem' on a Win7 box. When I open Task Scheduler I
    >>>> get an error
    >>>> message that says:
    >>>> ' The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see current tasks click
    >>>> Refresh'.
    >>>> When I Ok that box another one pops up with:
    >>>> ' Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler will attempt
    >>>> to reconnect to it'
    >>>> I've found that two tasks ( McUpdate and McUpdate_scheduled) are not
    >>>> listed in the
    >>>> Task Scheduler library but are present in Windows\system32\tasks and
    >>>> they are listed
    >>>> in the registry.
    >>>> Not much help to you but if I get any further I'll post back.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I have found one task in the Media Center folder giving me the two error
    >>> messages. There is a line of code inside with a date of
    >>> 1982 ?? The actual file date is December 2009. Also the author is listed
    >>> as me (or rather my account) but I know I have never created a task to
    >>> update the Media Centre.
    >>> Perhaps ticking a box or clicking an OK button somewhere created the
    >>> thing. Anyway, if you decide you want to try and sort out your task
    >>> errors then post back.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >> I have the exact same two errors when I open my Win7 Task Scheduler.
    >> Was there any solution to this problem? I looked for a Media Center
    >> folder, but didn't fine it.
    >>
    >> Questor
    >
    > On my box this error was caused by a task , mcupdate_scheduled.
    > Open Task Scheduler, OK out of the error boxes.
    > On the left pane open out Microsoft > Windows.
    > There should be around 40+ folders and Media Center is one of them.
    > To find out which folder is giving your error message select the first
    > folder under Windows and click on the Refresh icon in the right pane.
    > Continue down the list until you find it.
    >
    >
    The only place where I get the error is when I highlight "Task Scheduler
    Library" and hit Refresh. I git no errors in any other place. There is
    nothing in the center panel however so this must be some sort of ghost
    task as it isn't listed anywhere that I can find.

    I went all the way down the Microsoft entries and never had an error.
    Funny thing is that when I get the error and go to another folder all
    the taskes that used to be there are gone now and I have to restart the
    task scheduler to get them back.

    Something is definitely messed up somewhere as I created a task and it
    was entered in the folder Task Scheduler Library, but nowhere else. If
    I do create one, should it be in it's own folder down with Microsoft and
    the others?

    Questor

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  8. #8


    Questor Guest

    Re: Task Scheduler

    --->

    > --->

    >>
    >> "Questor" <Questor@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:#bany1BALHA.3880@newsgroup

    >>> --->
    >>>>
    >>>> "Dave-UK" <Here@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >>>> news:Pr6dnUfuRsJTbmbWnZ2dnUVZ8vqdnZ2d@newsgroup
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Connie Martin" <ConnieMartin@newsgroup> wrote in
    >>>>> message news:A293B561-8DE1-47F7-BC44-5A298A871A1D@newsgroup
    >>>>>> Dave, thank you for replying. This is overwhelming. Why should we
    >>>>>> have to
    >>>>>> configure these computers like this? It worked fine at one time, and
    >>>>>> then
    >>>>>> suddenly it doesn't work any more. I can't even open Disk Defrag, not
    >>>>>> even
    >>>>>> as administrator.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have the same 'problem' on a Win7 box. When I open Task Scheduler I
    >>>>> get an error
    >>>>> message that says:
    >>>>> ' The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see current tasks click
    >>>>> Refresh'.
    >>>>> When I Ok that box another one pops up with:
    >>>>> ' Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler will attempt
    >>>>> to reconnect to it'
    >>>>> I've found that two tasks ( McUpdate and McUpdate_scheduled) are not
    >>>>> listed in the
    >>>>> Task Scheduler library but are present in Windows\system32\tasks and
    >>>>> they are listed
    >>>>> in the registry.
    >>>>> Not much help to you but if I get any further I'll post back.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I have found one task in the Media Center folder giving me the two
    >>>> error
    >>>> messages. There is a line of code inside with a date of
    >>>> 1982 ?? The actual file date is December 2009. Also the author is
    >>>> listed
    >>>> as me (or rather my account) but I know I have never created a task to
    >>>> update the Media Centre.
    >>>> Perhaps ticking a box or clicking an OK button somewhere created the
    >>>> thing. Anyway, if you decide you want to try and sort out your task
    >>>> errors then post back.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I have the exact same two errors when I open my Win7 Task Scheduler.
    >>> Was there any solution to this problem? I looked for a Media Center
    >>> folder, but didn't fine it.
    >>>
    >>> Questor
    >>
    >> On my box this error was caused by a task , mcupdate_scheduled.
    >> Open Task Scheduler, OK out of the error boxes.
    >> On the left pane open out Microsoft > Windows.
    >> There should be around 40+ folders and Media Center is one of them.
    >> To find out which folder is giving your error message select the first
    >> folder under Windows and click on the Refresh icon in the right pane.
    >> Continue down the list until you find it.
    >>
    >>
    >
    > The only place where I get the error is when I highlight "Task Scheduler
    > Library" and hit Refresh. I git no errors in any other place. There is
    > nothing in the center panel however so this must be some sort of ghost
    > task as it isn't listed anywhere that I can find.
    >
    > I went all the way down the Microsoft entries and never had an error.
    > Funny thing is that when I get the error and go to another folder all
    > the taskes that used to be there are gone now and I have to restart the
    > task scheduler to get them back.
    >
    > Something is definitely messed up somewhere as I created a task and it
    > was entered in the folder Task Scheduler Library, but nowhere else. If I
    > do create one, should it be in it's own folder down with Microsoft and
    > the others?
    >
    > Questor
    Sorry. In addition, I went to Services and found that the "Task
    Scheduler" service is completely greyed out. There are NO entries I can
    make on the pop-up properties at all. How to handle failures, is
    non-functional as are every checkbox on every tab. It looks as if this
    service just does not exist (even though the other 'svchost' functions
    work just fine.

    Q

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  9. #9


    Questor Guest

    Re: Task Scheduler

    --->

    > --->

    >> --->

    >>>
    >>> "Questor" <Questor@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >>> news:#bany1BALHA.3880@newsgroup
    >>>> --->
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Dave-UK" <Here@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:Pr6dnUfuRsJTbmbWnZ2dnUVZ8vqdnZ2d@newsgroup
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Connie Martin" <ConnieMartin@newsgroup> wrote in
    >>>>>> message news:A293B561-8DE1-47F7-BC44-5A298A871A1D@newsgroup
    >>>>>>> Dave, thank you for replying. This is overwhelming. Why should we
    >>>>>>> have to
    >>>>>>> configure these computers like this? It worked fine at one time, and
    >>>>>>> then
    >>>>>>> suddenly it doesn't work any more. I can't even open Disk Defrag,
    >>>>>>> not
    >>>>>>> even
    >>>>>>> as administrator.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I have the same 'problem' on a Win7 box. When I open Task Scheduler I
    >>>>>> get an error
    >>>>>> message that says:
    >>>>>> ' The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see current tasks
    >>>>>> click
    >>>>>> Refresh'.
    >>>>>> When I Ok that box another one pops up with:
    >>>>>> ' Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler will
    >>>>>> attempt
    >>>>>> to reconnect to it'
    >>>>>> I've found that two tasks ( McUpdate and McUpdate_scheduled) are not
    >>>>>> listed in the
    >>>>>> Task Scheduler library but are present in Windows\system32\tasks and
    >>>>>> they are listed
    >>>>>> in the registry.
    >>>>>> Not much help to you but if I get any further I'll post back.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have found one task in the Media Center folder giving me the two
    >>>>> error
    >>>>> messages. There is a line of code inside with a date of
    >>>>> 1982 ?? The actual file date is December 2009. Also the author is
    >>>>> listed
    >>>>> as me (or rather my account) but I know I have never created a task to
    >>>>> update the Media Centre.
    >>>>> Perhaps ticking a box or clicking an OK button somewhere created the
    >>>>> thing. Anyway, if you decide you want to try and sort out your task
    >>>>> errors then post back.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I have the exact same two errors when I open my Win7 Task Scheduler.
    >>>> Was there any solution to this problem? I looked for a Media Center
    >>>> folder, but didn't fine it.
    >>>>
    >>>> Questor
    >>>
    >>> On my box this error was caused by a task , mcupdate_scheduled.
    >>> Open Task Scheduler, OK out of the error boxes.
    >>> On the left pane open out Microsoft > Windows.
    >>> There should be around 40+ folders and Media Center is one of them.
    >>> To find out which folder is giving your error message select the first
    >>> folder under Windows and click on the Refresh icon in the right pane.
    >>> Continue down the list until you find it.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >> The only place where I get the error is when I highlight "Task Scheduler
    >> Library" and hit Refresh. I git no errors in any other place. There is
    >> nothing in the center panel however so this must be some sort of ghost
    >> task as it isn't listed anywhere that I can find.
    >>
    >> I went all the way down the Microsoft entries and never had an error.
    >> Funny thing is that when I get the error and go to another folder all
    >> the taskes that used to be there are gone now and I have to restart the
    >> task scheduler to get them back.
    >>
    >> Something is definitely messed up somewhere as I created a task and it
    >> was entered in the folder Task Scheduler Library, but nowhere else. If I
    >> do create one, should it be in it's own folder down with Microsoft and
    >> the others?
    >>
    >> Questor
    >
    > Sorry. In addition, I went to Services and found that the "Task
    > Scheduler" service is completely greyed out. There are NO entries I can
    > make on the pop-up properties at all. How to handle failures, is
    > non-functional as are every checkbox on every tab. It looks as if this
    > service just does not exist (even though the other 'svchost' functions
    > work just fine.
    >
    > Q
    Even more info: I opened a command window, navigated to ststem32 and
    manually entered the command:

    svchost.exe -k netsvcs

    there were no errors in the command window. When I went back to the
    Task Scheduler, it did NOT give me the two errors. Not only that, but
    it showed me three tasks that I'd tried to start but when I clicked the
    final 'Finish' button it did not appear anywhere - no error given - it
    simply wasn't there.

    After manually starting the service they all appeared again.

    I rebooted and the service failed to start again. I had to manually
    start it. Something is just wrong but I haven't a clue where it is.

    Questor

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  10. #10


    Dave-UK Guest

    Re: Task Scheduler


    "Questor" <Questor@newsgroup> wrote in message news:#m3jP0DALHA.5536@newsgroup

    >
    > --->

    >> --->

    >>> --->
    >>>>
    >>>> "Questor" <Questor@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >>>> news:#bany1BALHA.3880@newsgroup
    >>>>> --->
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Dave-UK" <Here@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:Pr6dnUfuRsJTbmbWnZ2dnUVZ8vqdnZ2d@newsgroup
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> "Connie Martin" <ConnieMartin@newsgroup> wrote in
    >>>>>>> message news:A293B561-8DE1-47F7-BC44-5A298A871A1D@newsgroup
    >>>>>>>> Dave, thank you for replying. This is overwhelming. Why should we
    >>>>>>>> have to
    >>>>>>>> configure these computers like this? It worked fine at one time, and
    >>>>>>>> then
    >>>>>>>> suddenly it doesn't work any more. I can't even open Disk Defrag,
    >>>>>>>> not
    >>>>>>>> even
    >>>>>>>> as administrator.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> I have the same 'problem' on a Win7 box. When I open Task Scheduler I
    >>>>>>> get an error
    >>>>>>> message that says:
    >>>>>>> ' The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see current tasks
    >>>>>>> click
    >>>>>>> Refresh'.
    >>>>>>> When I Ok that box another one pops up with:
    >>>>>>> ' Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler will
    >>>>>>> attempt
    >>>>>>> to reconnect to it'
    >>>>>>> I've found that two tasks ( McUpdate and McUpdate_scheduled) are not
    >>>>>>> listed in the
    >>>>>>> Task Scheduler library but are present in Windows\system32\tasks and
    >>>>>>> they are listed
    >>>>>>> in the registry.
    >>>>>>> Not much help to you but if I get any further I'll post back.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I have found one task in the Media Center folder giving me the two
    >>>>>> error
    >>>>>> messages. There is a line of code inside with a date of
    >>>>>> 1982 ?? The actual file date is December 2009. Also the author is
    >>>>>> listed
    >>>>>> as me (or rather my account) but I know I have never created a task to
    >>>>>> update the Media Centre.
    >>>>>> Perhaps ticking a box or clicking an OK button somewhere created the
    >>>>>> thing. Anyway, if you decide you want to try and sort out your task
    >>>>>> errors then post back.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I have the exact same two errors when I open my Win7 Task Scheduler.
    >>>>> Was there any solution to this problem? I looked for a Media Center
    >>>>> folder, but didn't fine it.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Questor
    >>>>
    >>>> On my box this error was caused by a task , mcupdate_scheduled.
    >>>> Open Task Scheduler, OK out of the error boxes.
    >>>> On the left pane open out Microsoft > Windows.
    >>>> There should be around 40+ folders and Media Center is one of them.
    >>>> To find out which folder is giving your error message select the first
    >>>> folder under Windows and click on the Refresh icon in the right pane.
    >>>> Continue down the list until you find it.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> The only place where I get the error is when I highlight "Task Scheduler
    >>> Library" and hit Refresh. I git no errors in any other place. There is
    >>> nothing in the center panel however so this must be some sort of ghost
    >>> task as it isn't listed anywhere that I can find.
    >>>
    >>> I went all the way down the Microsoft entries and never had an error.
    >>> Funny thing is that when I get the error and go to another folder all
    >>> the taskes that used to be there are gone now and I have to restart the
    >>> task scheduler to get them back.
    >>>
    >>> Something is definitely messed up somewhere as I created a task and it
    >>> was entered in the folder Task Scheduler Library, but nowhere else. If I
    >>> do create one, should it be in it's own folder down with Microsoft and
    >>> the others?
    >>>
    >>> Questor
    >>
    >> Sorry. In addition, I went to Services and found that the "Task
    >> Scheduler" service is completely greyed out. There are NO entries I can
    >> make on the pop-up properties at all. How to handle failures, is
    >> non-functional as are every checkbox on every tab. It looks as if this
    >> service just does not exist (even though the other 'svchost' functions
    >> work just fine.
    >>
    >> Q
    >
    > Even more info: I opened a command window, navigated to ststem32 and
    > manually entered the command:
    >
    > svchost.exe -k netsvcs
    >
    > there were no errors in the command window. When I went back to the
    > Task Scheduler, it did NOT give me the two errors. Not only that, but
    > it showed me three tasks that I'd tried to start but when I clicked the
    > final 'Finish' button it did not appear anywhere - no error given - it
    > simply wasn't there.
    >
    > After manually starting the service they all appeared again.
    >
    > I rebooted and the service failed to start again. I had to manually
    > start it. Something is just wrong but I haven't a clue where it is.
    >
    > Questor
    If you create a task it will be listed in the Task Scheduler Library.
    In Explorer it will be here:
    C:\Windows\System32\Tasks
    (along with all the Windows tasks)
    If you want to move it into another folder, create a folder here and
    it will be added to the tree.
    The Task scheduler service is normally greyed out, to stop people
    from stopping it. It should be set to automatic and the service status
    should be ' Started '.
    Check it's running in Task Manager, it's listed as 'Schedule'.



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