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Windows 7: Unable to start Task Scheduler

15 Dec 2011   #1
gilletts

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Unable to start Task Scheduler

Windows Task Scheduler seems determined to fail me.
When I try to run it, it simply says "remote computer was not found," and the service is useless.
I tried running services.exe and starting Task Scheduler from there, but it 'starts and stops,' with the following message:
"The Task Scheduler service on Local Computer started and the stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs."
This makes no sense, and I need to degrag asap. Any help would be great, thank you.


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15 Dec 2011   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gilletts View Post
This makes no sense, and I need to degrag asap. Any help would be great, thank you.
Defrag? Simply type defrag in the start menu and select Disk defragmenter.

As for task scheduler, is it your local machine (the one you're in front of) that's not working (as opposed to remotely accessing another machines task scheduler)

Have you 'tweaked' ie disabled, any other services?
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15 Dec 2011   #3
gilletts

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Defrag won't run unless Task Scheduler is on.
It can't find local computer, as in the one I'm using. My machine is my home computer and isn't part of a network.
I've never messed with services before, at least that I'm aware of.
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15 Dec 2011   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gilletts View Post
Defrag won't run unless Task Scheduler is on.
I must confess I did not know that.

This may be of help:
Disk Defragmenter cannot start because the task scheduler service is - Microsoft Answers

It is possible that a system file/s have become corrupt, so start with the SFC /Scanow * Method 1
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16 Dec 2011   #5
gilletts

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I already tried sfc /scannow, and it didnt see any issues.
As previously mentioned, I can't start it directly, as it seems to stops itself.
When I get home, I'll try making another user account to do it. *fingers crossed*
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