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Question: wats up w task mgr?

Whats up w task mgr? Win 7 does not appear to be the same, only [systems] report. I wont shut off, and you must hit escape?

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Answer: wats up w task mgr?

Originally Posted by Rod Gouin TECH

Whats up w task mgr? Win 7 does not appear to be the same, only [systems] report. I wont shut off, and you must hit escape?

Sorry, i don't understand what you're talking about.

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Whats up w task mgr? Win 7 does not appear to be the same, only [systems] report. I wont shut off, and you must hit escape?

Answer:wats up w task mgr?

Rod Gouin TECH said:

Whats up w task mgr? Win 7 does not appear to be the same, only [systems] report. I wont shut off, and you must hit escape?

Sorry, i don't understand what you're talking about.

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What is the different between a 512mb kingston ddr 400 CL 3 with a 512mb kingston ddr400 CL 2.5?

I am confused. i have a Gigabyte GA-8IPE775 Pro Intel 865PE chipset. izzit able to take both rame or there is a specific ram dat i cannot use..?

Answer:Wats the different?

the latency is less on the 2nd one so it should be quicker. You should use ram sticks that have the same CS value.

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Question: wats up

actually in my boyfriend cell.there is one number which is always flash whenever we open the wats up.we know that contact,but save nahi kiya,but still always vo number aa jata hai,,jab bhi hum wats up on karte dere any technical problemmm

Answer:wats up

No offense but could you please retype your question in English and not using short forms.

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i have a DSL connection n recently my PC is getting infected daily by trojans and internet explorer keeps giving errors n closing.
i use grisoft's avg free antivirus and i update it daily. i also use a process guard v3 free edition and also a start page protector. i have been using these for lalmost a year now and they work well.

i am posting HJT log

please help!!!!!!!!!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:44:32 AM, on 2/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\ProcessGuard\dcsuserprot.exe
D:\Program Files\Airtel\NetXpert\bin\sprtsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\ProcessGuard\pgaccount.exe
D:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
D:\Program Files\Airtel\NetXpert\bin\sprtcmd.exe
D:\Program Files\ProcessGuard\procguard.exe
D:\Program Files\palmOne\HOTSYNC.EXE
D:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
D:\Program Files\Internet Ex... Read more

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I use vlc!

can anyone suggest if theres better? and it shud be free!haha

Answer:wats the best dvd player?

I don't know the best, but I have an HP USB drive that works great Not light and portable if you are looking to carrying in your briefcase, but I am happy with it.

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ok, this is probably in the wrong section but o well, anyway, when i finally get a job as a computer tech, if i recieve an order for a format and reinstall, but i have a suspicion about the issue or with the person, something having to do with being a stolen computer or an illegal serial/license, do i go on with the order or do I call the manufacturer asking for information or call MS asking who the license belongs to?

Answer:wats the right thing to do?


Simple's entirely up to you!!!

Do as you please... .

But if I were you, I'd just do the format anyways! Saves hassle, and probably prevents me from possibly being attacked by suspected computer stealing guy .

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hello...i hav ideapad y550 so my problem is that when i am listening music or doing any work and if i turn off the AC power suddenly my lappi speed lowers down n abot  music it sounds like someone lowred down pitch of d can anybody tellme wat d problem with my laptop???

Answer:please tell me wats d problem

Most likely your power management policy is what is affecting the speed. As for sound... no idea.

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whats the differnece bettween a wired router and wired switch . ethernet?

Answer:wats the difference

A router is a device that forwards data packets along networks. In home networks the router is given the IP addy assigned by your ISP and then distributes IP addy's to the terminals connected to network -- most commonly with DHCP.

A switch works much the same way, without the IP address control.

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I cannot access one of my PC on my network to see its shared folders. even though they are on the same workgroup, have netbios installed and every other service,protcol,etc installed. I have a shared folders on the "un-accessable PC" the pcs that i want to connect through have netbios installed as well and i can acess all of them just fine.


Answer:wats causing me not to b able to access my LAN PC?

Check windows firewall, and try pinging the computer.

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i was wondering wats the difference between the windows xp x64 version is between the old one

Answer:wats the difference between the new windows xp?

Read this page for a start

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recently i just upgraded my macromedia flash player to the new version 9. then after that i cannot load a single webpage with flash needed properly. for e.g where there are flash ads and stuff and the whole internet webpage takes ages to load as compared to the past ( 10 times slower). whereas can be loaded within seconds as it does not requires flash. i tried uninstalling and installing the adobe flash 9 again but to no avail. the same problem persists. this problem is very irritating as i cant load any webpage properly pls!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:46:03 PM, on 9/28/2007Platform: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:WINNTSystem32smss.exeC:WINNTsystem32winlogon.exeC:WINNTsystem32services.exeC:WINNTsystem32lsass.exeC:WINNTsystem32svchost.exeC:WINNTsystem32spoolsv.exeC:Program FilesNavNTdefwatch.exeC:WINNTSystem32svchost.exeC:Program FilesNavNTrtvscan.exeC:WINNTSystem32r_server.exeC:WINNTsystem32regsvc.exeC:WINNTsystem32MSTask.exeC:Program FilesAnalog DevicesSoundMAXSMAgent.exeC:WINNTSystem32WBEMWinMgmt.exeC:WINNTSystem32mspmspsv.exeC:WINNTsystem32svchost.exeC:WINNTsystem32MsgSys.EXEC:WINNTExplorer.EXEC:Program FilesAnalog DevicesSoundMAXSmtray.exeC:WINNTanvshell.exeC:Program FilesNavNTvptray.exeC:WINNTSystem32spooldriversw32x863hpztsb04.exeC:Program FilesD-LinkAirPlus GAirGCFG.exeC:Program FilesANIANIWZCS2 ServiceWZCSLDR2... Read more

Answer:Wats Happening To My Computer? Help!

Your system is terribly infected. Problem with these infections nowadays is, it causes a lot of damage. Even if we clean the malware off your system, I can't guarantee that your system will be clean afterwards, because these infections/bundles leave a lot of leftovers behind that most scanners won't even recognise and logs won't show.Also, I can't promise you we can repair all the damage it caused... Even after cleaning the malware, you can still get errors afterwards because of the damage. Solving these is not always possible since it will be searching for a needle in a haystack to find the right cause and solution.So, we can try to clean this up and do what we can, but keep in mind that we can't solve ALL problems this malware already caused.In light of this it would be wise for you to back up any files and folders that you don't want to lose before we start. Reason I am telling this is because when a system is so terribly infected and we try to clean this up manually, the damage that is already present may interfere with our removal attempts.One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and Download and Execute filesI would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords wh... Read more

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I want to buy a mobo with a Intel i875P chipset. would a i865P chipset be much the way, is the i915P chipset good? can u OC ur chipset??? [enough Chipset rite!] lol

Answer:Wats the best Intel chipset??????????

I've heard that i875P is good from some people and that it isn't so great from I'm guessing that it doesn't really matter which of the 2 you pick. I have no clue as to if the i915P chipset is any good. I imagine that it is really good, only 'cause the # is higher...I don't really know if you can o.c. the chipset or not.

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Hey everyone i m new to all the overclockign and i was wondering wats the most juice(optimal Perfomance) i can get out of my system
Following are the specs (none is overclocked or modded in anyway)

1.6GHz P4
256MB pc133
40GIG Seagate Baracuda

ATI Radeon 9200SE video Card(<--how can i overclock this)
Hercules MUSE 5.1DVD sound card

If you guys can tell me how to get the most outta this system that wud b gr8 thanks alot :giddy:

Answer:Wats the most juice i can get out of my system


Hey man, looking at your specs im guesing you would not get much out of ur RAM seeing as it is 133MHz and prob unbranded, the cpu however has got potential, i have never owned a P4 so i dunno much bout them but i have seen people get an increase o about 400/500Mhz with 1.4ghz P4's so there is hope! I had a 9200 once an i couldn't get much out of it, got bout 30mhz core increase and 40 mhz ram increase before i started getting artifacts all over the screen!

Tips - If overclocking the CPU invest in a high quality cooler to let you get the most out of it.

To be honest you could do with a complete upgrade but if thats all you got then happy overclocking! let us know how u get on!

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comp specs 1: 1.63 Ghz Athlon XP 1800+, 512 MB RAM DDR, 64MB Winfast Geforce 3 ti 200, Windows XP Pro Build 2600 w/ SP1
comp specs 2: 500 Mhz, 128 MB SDRAM, 16MB Integrated Motherboard Video Card, Windows XP Pro Build 2600 w/ SP1

router: Linksys BEFSR41 firmware 1.44.2z

i cant believe im having problems with this (ive taken the cisco CCNA course), but after reformatting the older comp (comp 2), i cant get the newer comp (comp 1) onto the network. ive done the normal xp network wizard, but the newer comp will error out no matter what setting i put it on. so i did everything manually, setting the ip addresses, resetting and reconfiguring the router, but all i can get is that each computer can see the other, and i can access files on the newer computer using the older computer. however, the newer computer cannot access the older computers files. thanks for any help.

Answer:dunno wats wrong...

I'll recommend the easy way, even though some forum members can't seem to understand why it works. Install the NETBEUI protocol on both machines, and I suspect you'll be browsing after that. It's on the XP CD in the VALUEADD directory.

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i want to buy my self a computer with a fast proseser, is relyalbe, so i found these two, plz could someone tell me which 1 is better, the dell xps 700 or the alienware for 899 pounds

Answer:wats better dell xps or alienware

wats better writing messages in gibberish or posting them in the wrong places

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i have mcafee professinal if i was downloading a virus would it pop up and tell me and delete the file like Norton anti virus does on my other computer?

Answer:Wats the best virus scaner out there?

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Heres the Stuff

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1
Scan saved at 22:45:34, on 18/08/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMESys.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Scott\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by blueyonder
F0 - system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd32.exe
O2 - BHO: myBar BHO - {0494D0D1-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - C:\Program Files\MyWay\myBar\1.bin\MYBAR.DLL
O2 - BHO: CCHelper - {0CF0B8EE-6596-11D5-A98E-0003470BB48E} - C:\Program File... Read more

Answer:Please analyse me this and tell me wats wrong

Hi scott, welcome, I've split you into your own thread for better assistance.

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i cant install any software... its say windows cannot access the specified device, path, of file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. =.= so i cant install any sas or mbam trying using combofix now.. my laptop is extremely lagging ...

Answer:dono wats wrong with this laptop

NezKydn said:

i cant install any software... its say windows cannot access the specified device, path, of file. you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item. =.= so i cant install any sas or mbam trying using combofix now.. my laptop is extremely lagging ...Click to expand...

sry.. somehow i can get my mbam running... i cant find the edit key.. :-o

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ive got this new computer (spec.. 3.2Ghz intel 4, 2GB RAM, radeon 9550 128mb graphics card, audigy 2 sound card, xp sp 2 etc..)

i installed Rome: Total War and the Return of the King games today - and either only a small amount of time (after the intro for rome) or a longer time (when i wanted to exit on rotk) the game freezes, u get a jit jit repeated through the speakers and its inexitable. u have to restart to get out of there. these games played ok in my other comp, jst was very slow when running huge battles in rome.

im jst wondering if this sounds like a problem anyone here has had before, or if they have an idea wat it cld be. i think its pretty impossible that its RAM or hard drive related - coz they are top end. i intall the directx 9.0b that rome comes with - doesnt seem to take much time installing tho - its jst the acceptance screen and then the finished screen. i also downloaded and installed directx 9.0c and its not helping.. also, my old and favourite game 'civilisation: call to power' doesnt play at all. u click on play and nothing happens. i think that's all i know really... any help appreciated

Answer:graphics card? wats wrong plz?

most likely it's a graphics driver related problem. Try the latest ATi Drivers, or maybe the modded Omega ATi drivers.

for proper driver installation, get Driver Cleaner Pro, uninstall the driers from add/remove programs, boot to safe mode--run driver cleaner, reboot and install new drivers.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:08:30 AM, on 2/17/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 SP1 (5.00.2920.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Soft4Ever\looknstop\looknstop.exe
C:\Program Files\A4Proxy\A4Proxy.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,[email protected],&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\... Read more

Answer:OMG! I tried everyting.. cant figure out wats wrong...Please take a look at this log

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Hey wats the most effective anti virus software available.....

Answer:Wats The Most Effective Antivirus Software?

You can look up reviews of software such as this one. The trouble is though that all these different reviews use somewhat different methods to evaluate the various software packages, and as such their rankings will be different.If you want some suggestions from Bleeping Computer members then please let us know what you are after.Free or paid for version?Anti-virus only or a suite containing anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall?I am currently using AVG Anti-virus (free) and am happy with it.

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i don't know because i wanna play gunz but i been played on this computer and the requirements didn't change so im trying to figure out whayts wrong

Answer:wats better pentium III or intel celeron D?

As much as I loathe the Celeron D, I will admit it is newer and more capable of playing games that the Pentium III. What are the speeds of the 2 processors?

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I'm not sure how my pc has been infected with virus/spyware.

AVG reports virus with IE7 and opera 9.25. and whenever I open any site the pc hangs for a while and then shows connection to this site (reported as spyware site by

and whenever I open any site
in the source there is this code at the top.

<iframe src= width=0 height=0 frameborder=0></iframe>

I have placed the hijack this logs. and also scanned with AVG and SuperAntispyware. And the firefox downloads window doesn't open anymore. this is the only browser which does not hang.

Answer:dont know wats happening - isp site hacked or my pc

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"File c:\windows\system32\drivers\et... is infected with application Win32/HideWindow. The file can be deleted. It is strongly recommended that you back up any crucial data before you proceed. "

i think im infected by jeefo


i am using:
windows xp home edition sp2 version 2002

plez help thanx

Answer:Solved: Shuld I Delete? Wats Wrong?

This will be closed as you have waited an entire 8 muute for a response to an incomplete and un-intelligible post - speak English!

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wat difference with xp pro?

Answer:wats good about window xp media center?

Enhanced Media...... Your computer must meet certian hardware requirements for it to even work and you can view media files on your TV and not your moniter. I know it can do that but I'm not knowledgable on this version of XP. But I also know it has all the cababilities of the origanal XP pro plus the media aspect of it.

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Umm. I currently have 260W power supply and i use nvidia 8400gs video card (recommended minimum 300W power supply)

But i havent seen any problems

So i decided to buy

Nvidia 240GT (recommended min also 300W)

But since i havent had any problems so far with 8400gs though min req is 300W but i have 260W


I shouldnt have problems with 240GT also right?

Answer:Power Supply and VIdeo card Wats

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I am having trouble with Outlook express. Every email I get shows up twice back to back.
For example:
From Subject Received

Brian Hello 6/1/2004
Brian Hello 6/1/2004
Maria It's me 5/29/2004
Maria It's me 5/29/2004



Answer:Outlook Express - My inbox messages are always double...wats the deal?

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ok people brace yourself for this one...

my computer is connected to my house network through a usb wireless device and it has worked fine since i got it. i use p2p programs often and found that the limit on half-open connections is too low for me so i set out to find a fix after finding many sites that resommened and used the lvllord fix for this i got it and ran it. it said i had to reboot which i decided 2 do since i had also installed a utility for a new mouse that i got, which also needed a reboot.

so i rebooted my comp, can connect to the network fine, signal strength good, dhcp is working, but i cant access anything on the network. i cant get google, the router, the modem or even other computers on the network. so i think that the patch did somethin bad to the tcpip.sys file when i ran it so i hit the unistall button on it (though it says that the limit is still at 10 andnot 50 which is wat i changed it to??) i hit unistall, says it failed somethin 2 do with windows changin the file or somethin. anyway i thought that possibly the utility i installed did somethin (very remote, but nonetheless) so i unistalled it and rebooted, nuthin.

so i tried disconnecting the usb dongle and running a network cable and hooray it all works again. so that ruled out the .sys file being bad. so i thought id unistall the usb dongle and reinstall (maybe the driver didnt like the patch). but device manager locked up.

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Answer:Solved: god knows wats wrong but somethin is broked.. prob device manager

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I have read a lot of other forums about scheduled tasks running twice, unfortunately the hot fix does not fix the issue. 

I checked in C:\windows\system32\tasks, the solution is not here.
I also checked in the registry, was not able to find the duplicate task, I was able to find the task in /windows NT
This happens in a very specific scenario.  We have to update the time triggers for a specific scheduled task based off when a store closes.  They close later on the weekends so the 1st task "autoupdate" will look at an xml file to determine
if the store close time has changed.  Since the store close time changes, it then recreates the "store close" scheduled task with the new time triggers found in the xml.  Autoupdate does this by looking at a .config file we wrote.

Unfortunately this config file had an issue with the path to the store close task not being case sensitive.  When the Autoupdate task kicks off, if replaces the store close task with the correct time triggers, but now the store close task runs twice
at each time trigger
We have a task folder \Hello World
The config file paths out to the task as \Hello world (notice the lowercase w).
This causes the time triggers to kick off 2 task, 1 for (\Hello World\Store close) and another for (\Hello
world\Store close)

I got this to trigger 3 times by changing the .config file to path out to \hello
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When I start the Task Scheduler I get first: Task SYSYSTEMTOOLSDAILYTEST: The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with. That's followed by 13 more like HotStart and WinSat. It did include ScheduledDefrag but when I opened Defrag it said that another app had set it up but I could change that. I did and now that one error doesn't pop up anymore. I have never used the Task Scheduler.
There are 4 of them that are under the SideShow feature which I didn't even know what it was till I searched for it. I don't even use it. All errors are from Windows created tasks or from the OEM installed OS on a Dell PC.
The Task Scheduler does open up after I click on all the errores that pop up but none of named errors have a listed task. Looking in the Task folder, the dates of problem folders or files all but one have a date when I performed a W7 repair/update to refresh system files from a borrowed W7 DVD. This finally allowed me to install the SP1 update.
SFC finds no problems. Is there a way to reinstall the default Windows task images? In a search of problem, one post stated that there is no way to reinstall the task scheduler. Some stated to delete the problem images but these are default images not anything that I created besdies they aren't listed, they are missing from the tasks.

Answer:Task Scheduler Problem: Task SYSYSTEMTOOLSDAILYTEST: The task image is corrupt

Originally Posted by L.W Try this and see if any of these might help: TaskBackgroundConfigSurveyor: The task image is damaged
Taken from Microsoft's Technet Forum:
From a Vista posting but it hasn't changed from Vista to 7.
Hope this helps,
Lee Aside from from checking that the Task Scheduler is running in auto which it is, SFC and CHKDSK has been tried. The registry location contains nothing but numbered tasks or no simple names. My problem tasks aren't corrupt, they are missing from the Task Scheduler List but are in the Task folder. The question I guess is, how do you rebuild them or add them? I have no errors during normal day to day use only if I open the Task Scheduler.

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I have a task that launches a very simple command line script to lock the computer if it's been idle for 15 minutes.

I can click run and it activates without problem.

If I let it sit for 15 minutes it transitions from the "ready" state to the "queued" state and the history indicates that the task trigger was engaged and the task was queued.

The behavior is identical to a trigger based on a set time, and appears identically in the history, except that for some reason it queues and does not launch in idle, and will launch successfully with all other trigger combinations.

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HI,I posted in the DOS forum about my efforts to use Robocopy to make backups:5       Microsoft / Microsoft DOS / Variables with embedded blanks       on: August 09, 2009, 01:16:02 PM That batch file is working if I launch it.It fails if I launch it with Task Scheduler. The event log gives this error:"Task Compatibility module failed to update taskUser_Feed_Synchronization-(90573B48-7F1A-49EB-B0E2-630E54FB2F9A).job" to the required status 0. Additional data error value 2147943732.Information that I found on this error is here: 1 schtasks.exe didn't fix it.Option 2  "Configure for box" only allows Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 (one Choice)Option 3 Use Task Scheduler to import a Task Scheduler 1.0 task from an XML file.I didn't understand this!Does anyone hav an idea for me?ThanksFrank C

Answer:Vista Task Scheduler error "Task Compatibility module failed to update task"

Task Scheduler Actions tab > Edit Actions > Program/Script entry must not be surrounded with quotes  It is if you use the Browse button to find your file to be executed.Mine looked like this:"C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\System Tools\CopyTask.bat"I renamed System Tools to System-Tools. I removed the quotes. Now it looks like thisC:\Users\Owner\Desktop\System-Tools\CopyTask.bat and it works! I am now trying to get the wake-up user logged on or not combination  to workFrank C

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Answer:In Task Scheduler, what's the difference between Create Basic Task and Create Task?

Hello Advice Pro,

While both will allow you to create a task, the "Create Basic Task" is done through a wizard and does not have all of the advanced options as doing it manually with the "Create Task" one instead.

Hope this helps,

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Many of us know that when you open Task Manager and from File > you click on New Task (Run), the RUN windows opens. Some of us also know that when you press CTRL and click on New Task (Run), the command prompt windows opens. But do you know WHY?
A few years back, Adam had asked: Why does holding control when clicking New Task in Task Manager launch a command prompt? This appears to have been added in Windows XP?
Just a short while back, MSDN explained it as follows: It's a rogue feature!

Windows XP introduced visual styles, and one of the tricky parts of debugging visual styles is that if the visual style engine goes berzerk, you can't see anything! One of the problems that the visual styles folks encountered when developing their feature was that sometimes they would get into a state where the Run dialog would stop working. And without a Run dialog, you couldn't install or launch a debugger to begin investigating what went wrong.
The solution: Add the rogue feature where holding the Ctrl key when selecting New Task from Task Manager opened a command prompt directly, without involving the Run dialog. From that command prompt, you can then install the debugger and start debugging.
Over time, the bugs in the visual style system got worked out, and this rogue escape hatch was no longer needed, but for whatever reason, it never got removed.

Thanks to our reader "Sayli" for sharing it...

Answer:Holding CTRL key and clicking New Task from Task Manager opens a command prompt. WHY?

Wow - thats a great find! Never knew that you could open a CMD prompt from the Task Manager.

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My task manager is unable to load task status/active tasks at startup.

I get the message: "The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh."

When I refresh I get the same message.

I checked and found that under Microsoft the problem was in the defrag folder. The same message recurs: "The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh."

These messages did not occur earlier. I can't help wondering if I changed the details of the scheduler through the disk defragmenter program and that caused some kind of conflict.

I tried turning off the schedule and then deleting it from Task Scheduler. I tried recreating it in Task Scheduler and ran into some problems (screen shot 5). All these things work fine until I reboot. Then the problem recurs.

I tried running system file check but there were no irregularities found.

Answer:Task scheduler unable to load task status/active tasks at startup.

Check the problem tasks are set correctly. Task Scheduler.pdf

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I started using the Task Scheduler to defrag the local disk drives, by (creating task) & (creating basic task) from the scheduler console, That's (2) types of task to make sure it works. 

Problem: The tasks do "trigger" after modifying settings, but at "irregular" start times and sometimes not-at-all.
I see the (Synchronize across time zones) check box at the (trigger tab), to wonder if checking the box will cause irregular start times.
Question: Is it necessary  to check mark the (Synchronize across time zones) box, to keep idle start times stable?
Example: A 5:00 AM scheduled trigger that starts at 12:40 PM, to say my OS has "bad" calculation to trigger the task.
Anyway, its been interesting testing (automatic defragmentation), even though I think Microsoft has to "perfect" the task scheduler performance more better.
Sincerely: Lee Vernon Payne - 9/25/2017 - 5:43 PM PST.


Lee Payne

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Is there a way to make the "Command Prompt" window show when I have a task running in Windows task Scheduler?
I would like to be able to view the progress of the task.

For example, I have a program called "Zap2xml" that collects TV EPG data. It runs automatically once a day. I can also run it manually by opening a command prompt and typing in "Zap2xml -u myemail -p mypassword". It will run in the Command Prompt Window until finished (and then shows the number of successful lookups).

I would like to see this Command Prompt window when the program runs automatically via Task Scheduler, if this is possible. In Windows task Scheduler there is a box called "Hidden", this box is unchecked.


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task scheduler error- task image corrupt or has been tampered with User_Feed_Synchronization-{073AEE79-987A-48C1-9FB5-E36EO7453FE4} .I receive this error every time I start Task Scheduler ,ever since Sp2 Install failure crash and now there are no auto restore points being made !Any help is greatly appreciated!Thanks,Steven

Answer:Task Scheduler Error-task image corrupt or has been tampered with User_Feed_Synchroni

Make sure if everything in explorer in viewable
Windows Explorer Folder View settings
or better way use any external file manager for example Total Commander
and delete all *.job files in folder C:\Windows\Tasks

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I have a simple .bat file to Robocopy folders and files to an external shared drive for backup.
The .bat runs ok if I launch it.
It does nothing if I launch it with Task scheduler.
I get this error in event viewer. I don't know how to interpret the error.
Any help?

Task Compatibility module failed to update task
"User_Feed_Synchronization-(90573B48-7F1A-49EB-B0E2-630E54FB2F9A).job" to the required status 0.
Additional data error value 2147943732.
Frank C

Answer:Task Scheduler Compatibility module task status update failed

Task Scheduler Actions tab > Edit Actions > Program/Script entry must not be surrounded with quotes It is if you use the Browse button to find your file to be executed.
Mine looked like this:

"C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\System Tools\CopyTask.bat"

I renamed System Tools to System-Tools. I removed the quotes. Now it looks like this


and it works!

I am now trying to get the wake-up user logged on or not combination to work
Frank C

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Okay so this problem happened slowly.

First I just recently got internet the day this happened.

Then my computer starts slowing down.

Then applications are not running, saying (null) and that they are not win32 compatible programs.

Then I can't access the task manager, it says it's been disabled by the administrator (Which is ********).

Then my logon screen changes to just a black screen with a plain prompt style logon screen.

Then when I log in it's just my desk top background with no icons or task bar, and I can't do anything, and most times it just immediately logs back off.

It does the same thing in safe mode. I can't do system recovery.

As soon as I logged in I smashed a bunch of keys and got the task manager to pop up and I've been running things through that. I downloaded HJT and have a log here.

This is very urgent, as I have some pretty pricey software on here. I'm a graphic design student with alot of homework and I'm really stressed out right now and would love to get this problem resolved.

Here is my log, please help me out:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:59:38 PM, on 10/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\... Read more

Answer:Dektop shows up with no icons or task bar. Running things through Task manager.

I don't mean to bump this, I just would like to point out that i was only able to complete Step 1.

I removed all of those programs that I found, I had to use appwiz.cpl in task manager.

The other steps I couldn't perform because I can't use IE. My system also noted the files as corrupt or not compatible with Win 32.

And I need to use IE to do the online PC scan thing as well.

I'm really sorry, I hope I can still get some help.

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I have two routers I usually connect to (work and home) and each have wireless access. That means there are essentially 4 network locations I have listed. I have merged each respective network location (wired and wireless) into their own singular network location - "Work" and "Home".

I also have set up two tasks; one is set to run only when connected to "Work" and the other, to "Home". The 1st maps network drives and the 2nd disconnects the drives. So essentially when I get to work and log in, the scheduler should attempt to map the network drives. When I go home and log in again, it should disconnect the mapped drives.

Currently if I plug in to a physical LAN connection this works...however if I'm running on wireless, the task scheduler doesn't trigger the scripts! I don't know if this has to do with the fact that I'm using merged network locations and it's only using ONE of the profiles or whether it has to do with something else.

So to summarize, the scripts themselves are working just fine - it's the "Start only if the following network location is available" condition that fails when using 1) merged networks and 2) wireless.

Answer:Task Scheduler failing to start task with merged network locations

Try recreating the tasks. Sometimes task scheduler glitches. So, just try recreating and post again.

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Every now and then I look down at the task tray ...and whoa!!!! about a dozen instances of Outlook. See attached

What is causing this?

And how do I prevent it??

Answer:Mutliple Outlook 2003 instance in task tray and task manager

It just looks as though you have multiple instances of Outlook open. Probably the way you are accessing your mail each time you open a new email.

It's likely that Outlook is set to 'hide when minimised' on the task button.

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Anybody can help with this dead simple question? - I don't want to "enable all"

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I'm trying to automate some actions on the Internet during night, I got my program written just fine, but one problem still exists. It wakes the PC from sleep mode fine, but never starts connecting to the Internet. It starts connecting when I open the laptop lid, the little blue ring on the connection symbol starts moving. But I need it to connect when I'm not around to open the lid or do whatever it takes. The program is in Python, if I can solve the problem in the beginning of the program.

And second one, how can I make a task based on the event of waking up from sleep? Currently I have it based on the system event of Power-Troubleshooter, event ID 1, which in my opinion gets as specific as it can, but for some reason it doesn't seem to be working. Maybe it's linked to the previous problem, because I want it to wake up in the middle of the night, run the program and then go back to sleep mode.

Main problem is still getting the Internet connected, once the PC is woken up. Thanks!

Answer:Task Scheduler, problems with connecting to Internet when making a task wake up from

if this is on a laptop are your power settings set to standby when lid is closed?

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I have a combination of all the syptoms + more.
The task bar is locked and I cant access the start menu.

Please advise me if I can avoid a reinstall.
Many thanks

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Aroop Roy at 13:17:21.93 on 10/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_10
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.984 [GMT 9:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
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Answer:Task Manager/Task Bar/Safe Mode/Symantec Sites etc disabled....


The attached logs are locked, meaning a password were set on them and therefore I cannot view it.

Anyhow, please run the following tool.

Install Recovery Console and Run ComboFix

Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Close/disable all anti-virus and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Close any open windows, including this one.
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
If you did not have it installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Note:The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boo... Read more

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My son downloaded a picture send by his sister of his nephew for a background and ever since then he has no desktop icons, start button, or taskbar. Although the picture is still present on the screen. When I hit Ctrl, Alt, Delete to bring up task manager the new task option is greyed out. I have started it up tapping on the F8 key and selected to restore it to a previously working state and received the Active Desktop Recovery along with an error message: The application or DLL C:\intuser.dll is not a valid windows image and rundll 32.exe bad image. The cursor then becomes and hourglass and freezes the screen. I had to hold the button down for abut 5 seconds to et it to shut down. When I allow it to start up not tapping F8 I receive an error report that says spyware terminator realtime shield has encountered a problem and will shut down. If I click to see the report it says szAppName:Viewpointservice.exe szAppVer: szModName:viewpointservice.exe offset:00002250 I am running Windows xp proffesional. Thank you in advance for any help.

Answer:no desktop icons, start button, taskbar or new task tab on task manager

Hi there... are you able to follow thru any of the below working in safe mode?

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can s... Read more

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Hello, I've been seeing a popup in Windows Task Manager the past few days I was wondering if someone could help me fix; When I open Task Manager I get a popup message that says "The Selected Task (0) No Longer Exists." To see the current tasks, click Refresh. (There seems to be 2 tasks because I am clicking the message twice to get rid of it.) When I click Refresh, I see "Reading Data Failed" error messages in the "Task Status and "Active Tasks" sections, and the messages pop up again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Popup Message in Task Scheduler.."The Selected Task (0) No Longer Exists"

Hello, I've been seeing a popup in Windows Task Manager the past few days I was wondering if someone could help me fix; When I open Task Manager I get a popup message that says "The Selected Task (0) No Longer Exists." To see the current tasks, click Refresh. (There seems to be 2 tasks because I am clicking the message twice to get rid of it.) When I click Refresh, I see "Reading Data Failed" error messages in the "Task Status and "Active Tasks" sections, and the messages pop up again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
OMG I got this very thing about 2 weeks ago on this "IT" guy's computer. It took some time to figure out but here is the guide I used to help me. Note it takes a lot of trial and error to narrow it down but it's doable.

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I would like to disable Task Scheduler's running of tasks that missed scheduled triggers.  What currently happens is: if the computer is in standby at 7 PM and a task is scheduled for 7 PM, then when I wake the computer up later (for example, at 8
PM), then the task runs.  The task's settings tab does not have "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed" checked.

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Since I had two viruses removed it seems that my task manager isn?t running properly, I notice that that cursor along with windows screens flashs nonstop, skips from one window to the next or from tab to tab when the cpu is running at full speed, not allowing me to even close the program

I bought a program that I saw on this site called Reimage, and when I run it if found 2000 plus problems, I then click the ?fix? bottom but the program seems not to get ready of the problems, I?ve also noticed that they do not have a phone number which is frustrating when one is trying to get the computer fixed ASAP, they only communicate via email, Please let the member to know before spending money on a software that doesn?t provide phone number for technical support?.ok?back to the subject???.

I had also tried to run a task schedule defrag, but it won?t do it states that the task image is corrupted. It seems that the virus has changed lots of the startup files???also since that occurrence my windows will not restart automatcly, I have to actually click on ? enter? in order to run wind 7 there anythign that can be accomplished before wiping my computer and have windows and everythign else reinstalled??
I have a sony vaio vgn s720 win 7 64 bit.

Answer:task manager/ task scheduler issues/ start up items

I bought a program that I saw on this site called Reimage, and when I run it if found 2000 plus problems, I then click the ?fix? bottom but the program seems not to get ready of the problems, I?ve also noticed that they do not have a phone number which is frustrating when one is trying to get the computer fixed ASAP, they only communicate via email, Please let the member to know before spending money on a software that doesn?t provide phone number for technical support?.ok?back to the subject???.Click to expand...

They have a 24x7 support 1800# as well as "chat." Plus 60 days money back policy.
Kestrel13! said and I'll quote:

Re run the procedures if you believe malware exists on your machine. However, you will need to start a brand new thread as this one is what you could call cluttered now. ThanksClick to expand...


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I am new to how the task scheduler works. I want to be able to tell the computer to sleep at say 5pm on weekdays and only wake on weekdays from 9am. Between 5pm friday and 9am monday to sleep say after 30mins of idle.
Any help on the above would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Creating a task from task scheduler to get the computer to sleep and then wake

Thanks for that.
I found an article that was helpful. Without setting up a batch file.
The only problem with this is that you have to open a program rather than using a command to suspending sleep. So I may look into using batch files in the future.

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Is it possible that I use Vista's Task Scheduler as an alarm clock to wake me up? Say if I create a task that instructs the system to play a particular song at a particular time, will Vista wake up from sleep mode, log on my account ( there are two accounts ) and run the program (windows media player) ?

If not, are there any recommended software that does that job?

Thanks in advance !

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Hello all, im hoping that im able to get an answer for this as its been driving me crazy and I cant seem to find an answer anywhere online. On Saturday my PC was turn on, and once logged into Windows Ive found that all that happens is my windows loads into a blank wallpaper that I have. I have no icons, no task bar and I am unable to bringup the task manager (ctrl-alt-del doesnt work).

After leaving for a full hour, it still hadnt loaded and still unable to acess task manager. I tried a load into the last good config and it still loaded into the above. Ive tried loading into Safemode and safemode /w netowrking and its the same story. The only place I have any acess is Safemode /w an active command prompt, although there isnt any icons or taskmanager.

The last resort is to try a repair via the XP CD which i still have, but before i risk messing anything up, id ideally try to fix my PC. Is there any ideas on whats happened? Its Windows XP with Service Pack3. I dont recall installing any updates but I do have it on auto-install anyway. All help is gratefully welcomed!

Answer:Loading into blank wallpaper. No task bar / icons/ Task Manager

At the blank desktop press CTRL+ALT+DEL start the Task Manager. Go up to File/New Task (Run) in the Run box type explorer.exe and press enter. If that doesn't work at the Run box or the command prompt type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and do a System Restore to a time before this happened.

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My issue is kind of strange. I am an insider currently on Windows 10 build 10240. All the build I have tried so far has this same error in task scheduler when I change my time zone to my current location which is kathmandu (UTC+5:45). When i change the time zone to the aforementioned time zone and then check on Task Scheduler, when it loads the task library there are a lot of errors I have to click ok to make them go away. It says the task name and then goes on to say the task XML value is incorrectly formatted or out of range. It happens for every single task. so basically I have to click on ok for 8 to 10 times.
The most weird part is that if i change the time zone to some other time zones eg., U.S pacific time, the error in task scheduler goes away and all is normal. I am also using windows 8.1 and this type of error has never occurred. It happens in windows 10 only for every build. Its strange googling it has given me nothing related to time zone issue. But it happens only when i change my time zone. I have tried to change time zones to few other zones as well. Some of the time zones give me this issue and some don't. I am pretty sure this time zone error related in task scheduler is new and requires further debugging. I have even sent feedback to microsoft ever since build 10030, but all to no avail. Any thoughts on this one?

Answer:Time Zone change causes error in Task Scheduler for every task


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I have a machine whose disk is nearly always running at 99-100% usage (according to Task Manager) even though no individual tasks appear to be responsible. For instance there might be three tasks running at 0.1MB/s and the rest at 0MB/s, but the disk (a 7200GB 3.5 inch one) is still at its limit and the responsiveness of my desktop is still very poor. Does anyone have an explanation for this and (hopefully) a solution?

Answer:Very high disk usage not attributed to any task in Task Manager

Hi, try Process Explorer (free) - easy to find- which gives a more comprehensive view.

Also make sure the actual data transfer rate is appropriate. Some hardware issues can give rise to very low transfer rates which may cause this sort of problem.

You can test the disk if, for example, you boot from a bootable medium rather than Windows in your case as you have this problem presently, such as Kyhi's bootable DVD/flash drive available from the top of the Software and Apps section here.

Also try using the Resource Monitor (link at the bottom of the task manager/performance tab)

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In windows 10 Pro im trying to delete a file called dsovlwx.exe . I found of where the folder is located and i cant delete and its taking up to much system resources for no reason as i keep multitasking the ram usage of that process keeps increasing i think this could be some type of virus. When i open task manager its named Windowsprocess manager.I tried using file assassin to delete but i cant delete it what so ever.

Answer:Specious Task Taking up system resources in task manager

Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x86 or Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to your Desktop.
Right-click on FRST icon and select Run as Administrator to start the tool.When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Make sure that Addition option is checked.Press Scan button and wait.The tool will produce two logfiles on your desktop: FRST.txt and Addition.txt.

Please copy and paste their content into your next reply.

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Hello everyone,

I need to have a task run that will move the contents of a folder from one computer to another over my home LAN. Files get downloaded during the night on one computer and then need to be transfered to another. Usually I am doing this by hand, but then though maybe I could get the task scheduler to do it for me.
I understand how to create a task, however I am having trouble with the action tab. I was thinking that I should start windows explorer (where is explorer located for win 7 x64 machines?) under the action tab, but once I do this I am not sure how to tell explorer to check the source folder, select all the files in it and then move it to the target folder.

I took a look through the tutorials of the forum, but didn't find what I was looking for. If you can help or just point me to more resources that would get me going I would be thankful.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Need help creating a task scheduler task to move files over a network.

So you have two computers, A and B.

A gets the downloads and they are in C:\Downloads (for example).

The name of computer A is CompA and the name of the share for C:\Downloads is Downloads.

You want to move them to computer B in C:\Otherfolder (for example)

If the folder names will always be the same then you can use the move command directly from the scheduled task. You set this up on computer B.

Open Task Scheduler
Under Action, Create basic Task
Name: Move Download Files
Description: Move files downloaded overnight from Computer A to Computer B
Click Next
Select Daily
Click Next
Set date and time
Click Next
Select Start a program
Click Next
In Program/Script box, enter: cmd
In the Arguments box, enter: /c move /Y \\CompA\Downloads\*.* C:\Otherfolder
Click Next
Check the results then click Finish

When this runs, a Command Prompt window will open, the move will take place then the window will close. If you want it to stay open so you can see the results, change /c to /k.

If you want this to run when you're not logged on then under the General tab of Task Scheduler, select Run whether user is logged on or not.

You could also set this up on Computer A by changing things a bit.

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I have read a lot of other forums about scheduled tasks running twice, unfortunately the hot fix does not fix the issue. 

I checked in C:\windows\system32\tasks, the solution is not here.
I also checked in the registry, was not able to find the duplicate task, I was able to find the task in /windows NT
This happens in a very specific scenario.  We have to update the time triggers for a specific scheduled task based off when a store closes.  They close later on the weekends so the 1st task "autoupdate" will look at an xml file to determine
if the store close time has changed.  Since the store close time changes, it then recreates the "store close" scheduled task with the new time triggers found in the xml.  Autoupdate does this by looking at a .config file we wrote.

Unfortunately this config file had an issue with the path to the store close task not being case sensitive.  When the Autoupdate task kicks off, if replaces the store close task with the correct time triggers, but now the store close task runs twice
at each time trigger
We have a task folder \Hello World
The config file paths out to the task as \Hello world (notice the lowercase w).
This causes the time triggers to kick off 2 task, 1 for (\Hello World\Store close) and another for (\Hello
world\Store close)

I got this to trigger 3 times by changing the .config file to path out to \hello
world.  Now every time the time trigger... Read more

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I?ve just noticed that Task Scheduler is showing a task that I didn?t consciously set up.This is ?Tune-up Application Start? and is driven by walign.exe in the Windows\System directory.I can?t find out what this does, but before I disable it, could anyone help me to understand what it is? If it's doing something useful without taking up resources, I'll leave it alone.

Answer:Windows 98SE - Task scheduler unknown task

Tip #219: What Is "Tune Up Application Start"?If you use Windows 98, you may discover a Task Scheduler item called "Tune-up Application Start." What's that all about? Relax. You're not infected with a virus, and this small utility should have positive effects on performance.Windows 98 uses a program called Walign.exe to physically rearrange the code for Office 95 and Office 97 program files so that it fits perfectly in your disk cache. A different program, called Winalign.exe, does the same job for other programs. (It's available only as part of the expensive Windows 98 Resource Kit.) The effect -- at least on older computers -- is to reduce the time it takes to load big programs. The built-in Windows defragmenter and Norton's SpeedDisk expand the capabilities of WinAlign by monitoring the programs you use most frequently and aligning them automatically as part of the defragmentation process.A Microsoft Knowledge Base article, "Description of the Walign.exe and Winalign.exe Tools", explains how these utilities work.Don't expect miracles from Walign, especially if you've got an up-to-date PC. This utility was originally designed for use in an era when 32MB was a lot of RAM. If you have more than 64MB of RAM and a fast CPU, the difference will be barely noticeable. In addition, newer programs like Windows 2000 are already "aligned," eliminating the need for Walign.exe. If you use Windows Me, the Walign.exe program is still in the Windows\System folder, but it doesn't run automa... Read more

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I want to setting the task-scheduler, that will fire when the user on server is log off.
I have don with
 1. login ,  2. On Connection to user session  3. On disconnect from user session
but I cant find any with " logoff " 
Please guide 

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Howdy All,

Task Manager won't come up with ctrl+alt+delete or from right click task bar? When I right click the task bar I can see the "task manager" option and can click it, but nothing happens.

I just ran a full Nortan Antivirus scan (clean), Error Checking for hard disk (volume also clean), and sfc scannow through the command prompt (clean as well).

My system is:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3 (with latest updates)
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.40GHz
1.00GB RAM

Thank you for any help you can offer, keep the faith!

Answer:Task Manager won't come up with ctrl+alt+delete or from right click task bar?

What about Ctrl + Shift then Esc?Try this then see if you can access itPlease download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2Link 3Link 4Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Do not reboot the computer or you will have to run it againThen run thisWe Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.On... Read more

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Trying to run a simple batch file that connects to network drives. I need this batch to run as system user in order for my CrashPlan application to back up the contents. I cannot just map the drives normally. (see info here: recipe:back_up_windows_mapped_drives [CrashPlan Support Site] )Batch file contents:net use S: \\\net use r: \\\The problem I am having is that the task works fine and runs the batch file if I have set the user as my local user account. However, this will not work with CrashPlan so I have to run the task as SYSTEM. When I run the task as system the task does not work. This is the last status in the task history.- <Event xmlns="">- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler" Guid="{DE7B24EA-73C8-4A09-985D-5BDADCFA9017}" /> 
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-08-16T23:16:42.593507300Z" /> 
<Correlation ActivityID="{29401120-CAB6-4600-B285-925DF0193838}" /> 
<Execution ProcessID="724" ThreadID="2880" /> 
<Computer>jeff</Comp... Read more

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I have a public folder Outlook Task in our Exchange which I can see from my Outlook 2007

When I try to create a "New Task Request" I am getting a message "This task request will be created on your personal task list"

How can I create a Task Request in Public folder?

What I am trying to achieve is to create a new task and assign it to another user.

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As my machine doesn't support SLAT in HyperV I am using VMlite XP mode to run some 16 bit programs I need. Very occaisionally VMlite hangs on close after it has saved state or shutdown the guest machine.

I go to task manager and click end task on the Workstation GUI and it closes but very occaisionally end task wont closed the program. Sign off wont close the program either and restarting hangs at the blue screen 'restarting' I have to push the reset button on the tower to get the machine to restart.

Is there any hidden way of closing VMlite so I dont have to restart, a sort of hard end task?


Answer:Unable to end task in task manager Win8.1 x64 and VMlite.

Hi there
I believe vmlite XP mode is non Ms official software - XPmode is licensed and distributed solely by Ms. Anybody else who incorporates this product into their offerings whether freeware or not runs the risk of serious copyright infringements.

For 16 bit software you could try using a win95 VM - works fine !!!(use FREE VBOX or VMWARE player to create the VM).
I'm not sure but a W98 VM might work too -- there's a generic key on the web and plenty of ISO's --this is now abandonware so the generic keys are legit.


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I have a Task Scheduled to run at 1am (backup data to a network drive). The first night after I created the task, it ran fine. But then the following three nights, it failed and indicated that it couldn't connect to the network.

I've found this after getting up in the morning and started my laptop up. The network connection is fine when I get up.

Why would it be unable to connect the past three nights but it worked fine the first night and also works with no issues when I wake up in the morning?


Answer:Task Scheduler: Task unable to connect to network?

Make sure that the task is set up properly
Task Scheduler - Create Task


You may need a task to wake the computer
Task Scheduler - Wake Up Computer

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This is the error message I get when I open Task Scheduler.  I have checked the file folder & I have checked the registry.  Neither have any indication of a task called ServerRoleUsageCollector.  Anyone have any suggestions?

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This is the error message I get when I open Task Scheduler.  I have checked the file folder & I have checked the registry.  Neither have any indication of a task called ServerRoleUsageCollector.  Anyone have any suggestions?

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on starting up pc the task bar freezes for approx 15mins & only the egg timer is showing, can access desktop icons, however not all programs launch on task bar. what appears to be the issue, is it hardware or software?

Answer:start up task bar freezes & not all programs show up on task bar

Hi and welcome to TSG..
Are you running any Antivirus and spyware programs??
Run a Hijck this below..
D/load install in C:\ program scan and save will open in notepad..
Clcik edit>select all>edit>copy>paste on your thread..

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i'm trying to run a task on event with Task Scheduler, it works, but when I check, in Conditions tag: "Start the task only if the computer is idle for" (1 min, wait for idle 30min) it doesn't work...

i set the screen saver to run after 1 min, so, after max of 16 min since the screen saver started the task should run but it doesn't...

in the task history it shows the failure error after 15min since the event triggered that means the computer wasn't idle in the last 15 min...


Answer:Can't run a task in idle time with Task Scheduler in vista

If the screen saver is running, the computer is not idle.

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When I launch the task scheduler I receive the following error message.
The task image is corrupt or has been tampered
with. User_Feed_Synchronization-{5DEE3F5E-5F26-417D-8F9B-7C04BD17

I am unable to see what tasks have been launched and it appears that task scheduler is no longer launching tasks.

Answer:Vista Task Scheduler task image is corrup

 DHallacy wrote:

When I launch the task scheduler I receive the following error message.
The task image is corrupt or has been tampered
with. User_Feed_Synchronization-{5DEE3F5E-5F26-417D-8F9B-7C04BD17

I am unable to see what tasks have been launched and it appears that task scheduler is no longer launching tasks.

This is a common problem with that RSS feed synchronization task. Here is the fix.
Open the Task Scheduler.
On the View Menu, select the 'Show Hidden Tasks' option.
In the left side menu, select 'Task Scheduler Library'.
In the Center section, right click the   'User_Feed_Synchronization'   task and select Delete.
Exit the Task Scheduler.
Next, select Start / Accessories. Right click 'Command Prompt' and select the 'Run As Administrator' option.
Click 'Continue' on the UAC prompt.
In the command window, type the following command.
msfeedssync enable
Press ENTER.
This command will replace and refresh the 'User_Feed_Synchronization' task.
This will not affect the RSS Feeds you are subscribed to.
Hope this helps.
If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer or Helpful button at the top of this message.By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.

Ronnie Vernon Microsoft MVP Windows Desktop Experience

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For months I've been having problems with programs not responding, responding slowly, or freezing. When I open Windows Task Manager and select end task, it doesn't work. I want to run scans in safe mode, but when I press F8 on restart, I can't get it. I could previously get to safe mode before all the problems started. The only way I can get out of a program not responding or freezing is to hit the off button, not through shut down/restart. I'm having to do this constantly now. I suspect the computer has a virus or problems with spyware/malware. Bitdefender quarantines lots of temp files, which I delete. Hitman Pro finds tracking cookies, which I delete. Malwarebytes never finds anything. I need help in determining what problem my computer has and how I can fix it.

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I've been searching for days trying to find how to fix this issue. It came about when a hard disk crashed without warning and I didn't have a current backup. My bad, but fortunately it wasn't the system disk so I've been able to recover from the disk just dying. During the recovery phase, I installed a NAS and reorganized all my PC storage disks to off load all the backup functions to the NAS.

When the crash happened, I had a task set up in Task Scheduler that made a backup of a selected set of files. After the crash, I moved the receiving location for these files and made the necessary change to the shceduled task along with a change in the Trigger to an earlier time. Since making these changes, the task has been running fine.

Now for the strange part. Even though I made and saved the changes to the original task and it runs without error, the old task continues to run and gives an error message that it can't find the old receiving directory. And stranger still, the directory named in the error still exists !

There is no task in Task Scheduler referencing the directory in the error and a search of the Registry shows no reference anywhere to that same directory. Thinking there might be some glitch in the Task Scheduler from modifying the original Task, I deleted it, built a brand new one and rebooted. Next day, right at the scheduled time, the new Task runs just as before with no errors, but later the 'phantom' task runs at the time for the old, deleted task !

I ... Read more

Answer:How do I get Task Scheduler to stop running a deleted Task

Hi and Welcome.

The tasks for the Task Scheduler are located in the C:\Windows\System32\Tasks folder. You might check to see if there is an extra task there that is not shown in the task scheduler.

Also, have you checked, under view in the task scheduler that show hidden tasks is checked?

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Hi Friends and Windows Experts,

How can I run Scheduled Tasks interactively in the foreground when using a different account (an account different from the logon user) in the Runas box?

What I mean is I have an interactive Visual Basic application. I scheduled it to run. If it's set in the runas to use the logon user, then the GUI pops up. However, if in the runas box, I set a different user (different from the logon user) to run the program, then GUI won't pop up (it becomes a background task)

Thanks very much.


Answer:W2K Scheduled Task: Run interactive task when runas another user

Your email address will get spammed if you leave it there

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Running Xp There are 5 accounts in this home computer. In mine, administrator, there is no 'start' , no icons, and task manager has been disabled. The other accounts are missing task bar and icons also but have a task manager so I can open aol exporer but can not download a fix because they do not have administrative privileges. Is there any way around this?? or any way to get to my files??

I was getting constant popups telling me my computer was infected and to install winantivirus . I ran adaware, avg, housecall, nothing helped. I have antispyware, antivirus, and firewall through verizon (but that started after my problems began)

Please help!


Answer:Spyware? Virus? No Task Bar, Icons, Or Task Manager

Hello L Simmons,I realize that it is frustrating when your computer isn't working properly. We are all volunteers here and sometimes things slip past us. I noticed that you posted an earlier thread here. Posting more than one thread about the same topic is called double-posting and is not allowed on BC. Additionally, you now have an HJT thread posted. Please read my reply to your earlier thread. This topic is now closed. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send me a PM.Orange Blossom

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I have a secondary computer in the network, which is supposed to stay in sleep mode most of the time. I always wake it up when necessary and put it back to sleep when it is no longer needed. I don't want it to fall asleep by itself during the day, so I set the sleep time to "Never" in Power Settings. However, I want it to automatically fall asleep at 9PM (if at the time it is not sleeping already).

So, in order to satisfy these requirements I created a .bat file containing the following line

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Standby
and I added that .bat file to Task Scheduler, asking it to run it every evening at 9PM. I made sure that "Wake the computer to run this task" flag is cleared. I also made sure that "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed" flag is also cleared.

However, the next morning when I come to that computer and wake it up for the first time, it wakes up and then immediately falls asleep again. Then I wake it up again and it stays on. Looking into the Task Scheduler reveals that Task Scheduler actually decides to run this task immediately after I wake up the computer, thus putting it back to sleep.

Why does this happen? I believe my set of settings is telling Task Scheduler not to try to run this task if the original scheduled time (9PM) is missed. Why then does it attempt to run it when I wake the computer the next morning? What else do I need to specify ... Read more

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I faced quite an odd issue. I created task for starting Transmission-QT at system start.
I enabled Task History and there all seems fine.

But really program doesn't start. In "Last run result" field of Task Scheduler I get a strange error 0x41301.

I googled it and discovered that it means "Task is already running". Surprisingly I found this program in running tasks just after system boot but no GUI is shown. Only the process itself is running.

But after some time it dissapeared from Task Manager and then nothing happens.
I googled this error and tried all the proposed solutions: I set up option "Log on as a batch job", I specified "Start in" parameter explicitly in task definition, but had no luck.
Anybody have any thoughts about this?
Thank you in advance.

Answer:Task scheduler cannot start a task. Error 0x41301

Nobody can help?

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"Task scheduler cannot create the task. The user account is unknown, the password is incorrect, or the user account does not have permission to create this task."

I'm getting that message. I read you needed a passworded account to create a task, so I made a new account because I didn't want a password on my main account. I set it up as an administrator. I still can't create tasks. Help?

Answer:Can't create a task in task scheduler, account unknown.

Hi Chaoz, my pc has only one admin account & is password protected. Task Scheduler.pdf

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I will open a program, close it, and then when i try to open it again a message appears saying that an existance of it is still running. When i look at my processes i see that it is in fact But when i try to "end Process" it does not close. The warning pops up, i say yes, and yet it does nothing. I can not seem to close these programs. And this causes shuting down to take up to 15-20 min unless i force a shut down. The problem has occured with Opera.exe CCAPP.exe outlook.exe and maybe more. Please help thanks!

Answer:HELP Task Manager wont close certain processes. End Task does nothing!

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I have a simple task (cmd batch file). Whenever I try to change the settings I get a dialog box that reads as follows:"An error has occurred for task RemoteBk. Error message: The following error was reported: 2147944309".

My computer is part of a domain.

Answer:Task Scheduler error 2147944309 when I change task from

Are you logged into the resource?

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Why would clicking on Run to run a task manually result in the Status changing to "Queued" rather than running the task?

Answer:Task Scheduler - Why Does Clicking Run Cause Task Status to be Queued?

Please check the task settings tab, and  ensure that the option is not ?Queue a new instance? if the task is already running.

Here is an article about Task Scheduler can be referred to.
Task Settings

Hope that helps.

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You know how after you end a program using End Task in Task Manager, it asks you if you want to tell Microsoft about the problem? I was able on my other XP system to change an option somewhere so it doesn't ask me that any more. I just can't remember how I did it....

Anyone remember?


Answer:Solved: Windows XP Task Manager/End Task question

Right click on My Computer / Properties / Advanced tab / Error Reporting button
Then check to disable error reporting.

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Windows Task Manager is absolutely useless at end tasking a prog that says Not Responding, one selects the prog, clicks end task and End Now then nothing happens, drives me nuts.

I want that prog to die, there and then !, I get caught in a loop of end now select prog again, end task, end now, select prog again....etc .

What is there that will nuke that prog ?


Answer:Far more efective END TASK wanted to Msoft task manager..what to use ?

Hey DBenz, when that happens to me, I just go to Task Manager-Processes and right click on the programs exe process (example: Ccleaner.exe) and click End Process.

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So I was using my computer yesterday and it was completely fine. I turned it on today to find that all my files on my desktop were sorted by alphabetical order and the desktop was black. The next thing was a popup appeared saying that Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center has stopped working. The taskbar is completely empty and only shows the windows icon, date, time, volume etc. The resolution seems to be messed up and most things appear a bit blurry. Task manager does not show anything under any of its tabs and search is not working at all. Many of the windows functions are not working and it seems that data that was saved in my browsers were completely erased. If anyone has any possible solution for this I'd really appreciate it

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Recently I've had an issue where for no reason my task bar wont respond and the task manager wont open, both times I had to force a shutdown and reboot.

The first time I was watching a movie, after the movie I hit pause and went to open Firefox through a shortcut on the task bar and got nothing, this computer can be slow at times as its age is catching up with itself so I thought to just wait a few seconds and try again, still nothing. Then I went back to the media player and noticed the media player was fully responding and had no issue, using Alt+Tab I could switch to other programs or folders and they worked fine but the task bar was completely locked. I tried Ctrl Alt Delete to try ending the explorer process then starting it up again as I figured that might help but after waiting for a couple minutes it never came up! I hit the keys again and still nothing waiting and trying over and over nothing came up so I ended up having to force a shutdown and cold boot.

The 2nd time it happened I literally had no programs running except Comodo and the computer had been left alone for about an hour, when I returned the task bar was again locked up and the task manager would not show. Thanks for reading all this and any help on the subject is much appreciated!

Answer:Task Bar Locks up and Task Manager Wont Open.


I need to know a little bit more... If you can answer the fallowing questions it may be helpful...

Does an error message pop up when you try to open task manager? What are the specs of your computer? Do you have any antivirus protection?


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I've added task manager to my scheduled tasks at logon. Everywhere I google, they say to put the /min or -minimized arguments in it to launch it minimized, except neither option works for me. Task Manager launches, but just sits there on my desktop.

Is there a new argument for minimized in Windows 8?


Answer:Launch Task Manager Minimized from Task Scheduler

I probably should have started a new thread for this, but the title of this one was perfect, so I decided to borrow it for my post instead of confusing people with multiple threads on the same topic.

First, to answer the question posed by the original poster, in case he or anyone still cares: "Minimized" isn't a parameter for the Task Manager itself - and never was; this isn't one of the changes that came with Windows 8. Rather, the old way (which still works for most programs) was to create a create a shortcut to the program you want to start minimized, and then to choose "Minimized" in the shortcut's settings, as shown in this example:

Placing a shortcut to Task Manager in the Startup folder no longer works the way it used to, but the reason has nothing to do with this; rather, with Windows 8, the new Task Manager must run with elevated privileges (in order to have access to all the new information it's capable of displaying), and Windows 8 doesn't allow that to happen for shortcuts in the Startup folder. (I don't think that older versions of Windows allowed that, either, but the old Task Manager didn't care; the new Task Manager will refuse to run without it.)

Anyway, on to the main reason for this message:
This post will show you how to set up Windows 8 to start Task Manager automatically on every logon, providing almost the same functionality as was provided by the old shortcut method. (There are still some unres... Read more

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New here. I'm using a Scheduled Task to fire a very simple bat file that pulls, compresses and pushes a set of files to a different network directory. The bat file runs fine manually. On a networked desktop I have set up the task to run at about 5am est (waking the machine), as highest authority, when connected to the network, even when user is logged off and such. The task history tab shows 'Action complete' and 'Task complete' as anticipated but there are no new files (or the log that is created) as expected. I've verified the paths in the bat file. I'm confused about the "history" interpretation.

If the task/action complete successfully - what exactly does that mean?! As I mentioned - I can run the file manually with success - the files are completed and exist. It seems when the machine is logged off and asleep - it will wake up, run 'something' and show success.

Any suggestions to help trouble shoot are greatly appreciated. I wanted to run the task 'at logoff' but seems that is not readily available due to possible corruption/hanging and preventing that type of trigger from happening. Logon may become my option next - I just didn't want to stress the network in anyway if everyone is at once - but it is actually a very small office of users.

Sorry for the long post.


Answer:Scheduled Task history indicates task completed successfully but....

Just an update - I can run this bat file manually but the file will NOT run automatically - even IF the PC is powered up It is set to run at the highest authority, wake if asleep and connected to the network. I hope someone has some ideas - I'm about at a loss. All forum searching I already have covered. Thanks in advance.

P.S. Is there a thread to this I can read responses? Someone responded to me and I received an email - but when logging in I only see my single question here....just curious.

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I opened taskschd.msc and I get a error that task svc restart task is corrupt or has been tampered with .. see attached picture . Any ideas , I have been Googling for 1 hr without any solutions ..

Answer:task svc restart task windows 7 corrupt or tampered with ..

not sure if this is related ..

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I scheduled some tasks in the task scheduler. One of the tasks has a typo and another I would like to change its name. There doesn't seem to be a way of doing this short of resetting up the tasks from scratch and deleting the original tasks. Would anyone know how to rename tasks in the task scheduler without having to go through creating the task from scratch?

Answer:simple task scheduler question: changing a task name

You can't directly, however there is a way that this can be achieved. In Task Scheduler, highlight the task in question. Click on Export... and choose a location to save the file (Desktop is as good a place as any). Click Save. In Windows Explorer, browse to the location where you saved the file. You can then rename it as normal. Back in Task Scheduler, click on Import Task... and browse to the now renamed file. Click OK. Now highlight the original task (remember that there will now be 2 tasks, one with the original name and one with the new name) and click Delete.

All other task properties, apart from its identification name, can be changed/modified directly.

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I have followed all suggestions on getting rid of this error from technet, microsoft and other blogs to no avail.  When I first start Task Scheduler the title error above (screen shot attached) appears twice and after clicking OK on each instance I
get into the Task Scheduler. Many of the suggestions I have tried.  The only one I haven't tried is deleting ALL the Subkeys under the
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Schedule. I'm not sure if this will actually work or totally mess up the registry. I know I can always back up the registry key and if it doesn't work restore it.  I can't figure out which task is
causing the error.  I tried the cmd line suggested: schtasks /query | findstr /i
but this doesn't work just gives Bad command.  How do I figure out which task is causing the errors? There has to be a way of finding this out. Many of the tasks show "disabled" so I don't think that would cause the issue. 
I am totally confused as to what is causing these errors or even how to fix since I have tried everything that has been posted.  I want to mention that I tried updating to Windows 10.  I am currently on Windows 7 Home premium. The first time it failed
with error error 0xC1900101 ? 0x40017.  They say this is caused by USB or faulty driver. However Windows 10 says everything compatible on my 7 computer.  The next time I tried updated, I disabled all USB, unplugged
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Answer:Task Scheduler task won't start if user is SYSTEM

I don't see how in blazes anyone can boot to any user named "System" - Cos it is either your User name or Administrator. So ya want this deleted? I'll ask.

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Question: Is the (Synchronize across time zones) check box necessary to use, when modifying the task settings?
I see "irregular" start times when the task is triggered for defragmenting of local disk drives.

Lee Payne

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