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Windows 7: task backgroundconfigsurveyor:The task image is corrupt


01 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
task backgroundconfigsurveyor:The task image is corrupt

When i start task Scheduler it say that
Task BackgroundConfigSurveyor:The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with
what should i do to perform a task.




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01 Apr 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try a repair install.

Repair Install[2]=General Tips
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25 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
 
 

I had the same problem and I think I've fixed it. At least on my computer, the task image seemed completely fine. I just had to trick Windows into recognizing it again. Here's what I did:
  1. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\PerfTrack and copy BackgroundConfigSurveyor to a backup location.
  2. Open regedit, find HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Microsoft\Windows\PerfTrack, right click it and export it to a backup location. Do the same for HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Plain. If something goes wrong, you can import these files to undo your changes.
  3. Go back to the ...\PerfTrack registry key and look at the BackgroundConfigSurveyor key inside it. It should contain a string called Id. The value for Id should be a big hexadecimal number inside curly braces. Find the key with the same name as this value inside ...\TaskCache\Plain and delete it.
  4. Delete the BackgroundConfigSurveyor key inside ...\PerfTrack
  5. Open Task Scheduler and the error should be gone.

Now, to rebuild the task:
  1. Inside Task Scheduler, navigate to Task Scheduler Library\Microsoft\Windows\PerfTrack. There should be no tasks in the center pane.
  2. Right click the empty space in the center pane and choose Import Task...
  3. In the Open dialog, change XML files (*.xml) in the bottom right to All files (*.*)
  4. Find and import the BackgroundConfigSurveyor file you backed up at the beginning.
  5. A properties window should come up. Click OK.

If that doesn't work and you have another Windows 7 installation, try copying the uncorrupted BackgroundConfigSurveyor file from it.
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08 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Idolon View Post
I had the same problem and I think I've fixed it...
Worked for me, thanks.
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05 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Idolon Thanks. Has very much helped.
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21 Mar 2011   #6

Win7 Ult 64
 
 
Works perfectly

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Idolon View Post
I had the same problem and I think I've fixed it. At least on my computer, the task image seemed completely fine. I just had to trick Windows into recognizing it again. Here's what I did:
  1. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\PerfTrack and copy BackgroundConfigSurveyor to a backup location.
  2. Open regedit, find HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Microsoft\Windows\PerfTrack, right click it and export it to a backup location. Do the same for HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Plain. If something goes wrong, you can import these files to undo your changes.
  3. Go back to the ...\PerfTrack registry key and look at the BackgroundConfigSurveyor key inside it. It should contain a string called Id. The value for Id should be a big hexadecimal number inside curly braces. Find the key with the same name as this value inside ...\TaskCache\Plain and delete it.
  4. Delete the BackgroundConfigSurveyor key inside ...\PerfTrack
  5. Open Task Scheduler and the error should be gone.

Now, to rebuild the task:
  1. Inside Task Scheduler, navigate to Task Scheduler Library\Microsoft\Windows\PerfTrack. There should be no tasks in the center pane.
  2. Right click the empty space in the center pane and choose Import Task...
  3. In the Open dialog, change XML files (*.xml) in the bottom right to All files (*.*)
  4. Find and import the BackgroundConfigSurveyor file you backed up at the beginning.
  5. A properties window should come up. Click OK.

If that doesn't work and you have another Windows 7 installation, try copying the uncorrupted BackgroundConfigSurveyor file from it.
Just want to say, "THANKS" it worked perfectly. The only thing I did'n have to do is delete the ID number.
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31 May 2011   #7

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi, I have just attempted to fix the problem as in post#1
The repair install failed to start as my system was newer i.e. SP1 installed.
What I did, was some of the suggestions by 'Idolon':-
1 copy:- C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\PerfTrack and copy BackgroundConfigSurveyor to a thumb drive, from my desktop pc.
2 delete all entrys in 'Task Schedule Library' and BackgroundConfigSurveyor file on my laptop, import the copied file as above & it worked.
Both pc's are Windows 7 H Prem 32bit
Many Thanks to all.
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21 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Neatly Explained

I had this problem and the instruction by Idolon worked. Thanks...
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08 Dec 2011   #9

win 7 x64
 
 

I have the same problem only with a task called 'autokmsdaily' and I have no idea what that is.
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10 Dec 2011   #10

64
 
 

Does someone has a copy of the uncorrupted BackgroundConfigSurveyor file? Thanks.
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