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Windows 7: unable to stop 'Task Scheduler' service


30 May 2011   #1

Windows7 Ultimate 64
 
 
unable to stop 'Task Scheduler' service

When trying to stop de Scheduler service I get a "system error 5: access denied" error. Searching the web didn't get me very far.

The only thing I found was a matter of rights on the %systemroot%\task folder. This didn't help. Does the problem ring a bell with anyone?

Thanks in advance,
Wannabe007

PS. What I realy want to achieve is stopping the Windows Event Log service, but this means stopping the task scheduler first.

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30 May 2011   #2

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi there some advice for you >>> This service manages events and event logs. It supports logging events, querying events, subscribing to events, archiving event logs, and managing event metadata. It can display events in both XML and plain text format. Stopping this service may compromise security and reliability of the system.
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31 May 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

If you disable Windows Event Log service and restart the computer, Task Scheduler service will not run, because it depends on Windows Event Log service.

Windows Event Log service needs to be started for installations, uninstallations, and event logging and diagnosis.
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31 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Is there a problem you hope to solve by stopping the Windows Event Log service? If so we can help with that.
It isn't advisable to stop it though it can cause your system to be unstable as noted.
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31 May 2011   #5

Windows7 Ultimate 64
 
 
The real reason

Sure there is a reason to try this. I want to try if this helps with the playability of the game GTA4. I found a support topic on the site of Rockstar suggesting it may be caused by the Event Log Service. (Screen flashes, pauses, and hiccups when pressing keys on the keyboard in GTAIV with Windows 7 64-bit ultimate : Rockstar Support)

So this is why. But I am still surprised that administrator rights are insufficient to stop a service.
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31 May 2011   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wannabe007 View Post
Sure there is a reason to try this. I want to try if this helps with the playability of the game GTA4. I found a support topic on the site of Rockstar suggesting it may be caused by the Event Log Service. (Screen flashes, pauses, and hiccups when pressing keys on the keyboard in GTAIV with Windows 7 64-bit ultimate : Rockstar Support)

So this is why. But I am still surprised that administrator rights are insufficient to stop a service.
windows does this to protect your files etc, viruses etc could and will penetrate through it and you dont want that
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31 May 2011   #7

Windows7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I appreciate Microsofts concern on that matter, but there has to be a way around it. Maybe I can find it.......
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31 May 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

OK then, have you tried what Rockstar suggested? You may want to also uncheck Task Scheduler in msconfig too. You need to restart for changes to take effect.
Another way to try is to go to Administative Tools/Services, scroll the list to find Task Scheduler and Windows Event Log. Double click and set startup type to Disable on both then try to stop those services. If not restart again.
It sounds like the game is causing the probelm. Is there a patch/update for it?
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31 May 2011   #9

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i forgot to suggest running Autoruns for Windows v10.07 http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/Autoruns.zip
you may find what you want to stop running in here plus its safe and you can turn settings on/off

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This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows Me and XP.

Autoruns' Hide Signed Microsoft Entries option helps you to zoom in on third-party auto-starting images that have been added to your system and it has support for looking at the auto-starting images configured for other accounts configured on a system. Also included in the download package is a command-line equivalent that can output in CSV format, Autorunsc.

You'll probably be surprised at how many executables are launched automatically!
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31 May 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good point Brian. Sysinternals ProcessExplorer can kill a process too.
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