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Windows 7: sync flood errors: obsolete tasks in Win7 task scheduler

20 Jul 2013   #1

Win7 Pro x64, v.6.1.7601, SP1 | Office 2010 ProPlus
sync flood errors: obsolete tasks in Win7 task scheduler

hello 1st time poster!

i believe that obsolete tasks in my scheduler caused hyper transport sync flood errors: i can't be certain but i've been experiencing SFEs since early april and researched the condition to the point of exhaustion without success. just this past week however and after close scrutiny, i deleted quite a few obsolete tasks from the scheduler and i haven't experienced a sync flood error since.

from what i understand from my own observations, a task [for auto updates and whatnot etc] is automatically created in the scheduler each time an app is downloaded; eg real player, downloader, when downloaded, a task was automatically created in order to update that program at whatever specific time and date.

but the program itself didn't work as anticipated, and so i unistalled and reinstalled it several times without realising that several separate update tasks in sets of 3 were scheduled each and every time WITHOUT any of the tasks being removed each time i uninstalled it. so, my task scheduler attempted to update an obsolete program at varying specific times when no program linked to that task was actually available.

my belief is that at whatever time my computer suffered a HTSFE, it resulted from obsolete tasks making an attempt to 'update' when there was no corresponding program to update.

discussion? i'd be happy to hear from anyone with any point of view

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26 Jul 2013   #2

Win7 Pro x64, v.6.1.7601, SP1 | Office 2010 ProPlus

ah well, i thought it was a reasonable discussion point, so took the initiative, signed up and posted about it, but there ya go!

fwiw, since removing all those obsolete tasks in the scheduler i've not suffered a HTSFE since and believe that the tech heads need to address the removal of scheduled tasks when a program is uninstalled following the program's failure to perform.
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28 Jul 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional

You have a motherboard/bios issue, try flashing to latest bios version and load defaults and see if the SFE go away.
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02 Aug 2013   #4

Win7 Pro x64, v.6.1.7601, SP1 | Office 2010 ProPlus

hey thanks for posting!

most of my research hits were about updating/flashing the mobo/bios --- my computer is still under warranty so i'll get harris tech to do that. until then, i needed a bandaid and it seems that i landed on an anomoly within the win7 machinations IN THAT it doesn't remove scheduled tasks [automatically set up during the download of a program] when that program in uninstalled!

i removed those obsolete [and numerous] scheduled tasks associated with uninstalled programs and i've not since had any SFEs!

i know i need to have the mobo/bios flashed/updated but my belief is that, when my computer was in sleep mode, one of a number of those obsolete scheduled tasks would activate at whatever scheduled time, and while it attempted to perform the task, it conflicted with messages via the CPU and thus caused SFEs.

win7 techs need to address that anomoly in any event, even just to keep the task scheduler tidy but moreso to avoid any possibility of SFEs because my situation is proof that obsolete tasks did in fact cause SFEs.
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02 Aug 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Microsoft and/or Windows 7 is not responsible for 3rd party programs.
The people who create the programs and the owner operator of the computer are responsible.
A good way to check such is this.


CCleaner - Download


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02 Aug 2013   #6

Win7 Pro x64, v.6.1.7601, SP1 | Office 2010 ProPlus

HA thank you mr bear! i am across ccleaner's facillity BUT it still requires my ticking input and THAT shouldn't have to be necessary. you are correct too when identifying that a downloaded program, if uninstalled, should also remove scheduled tasks because those tasks were created because of the initial installation!

there would need to be a meeting of the minds of all and sundry, and considering that there are much fewer OSs than there are available programs, perhaps ergo, the OSs could come to our party for the benefit of their users rather than having to rely on the myirad programs downloadable to do what works for the OSs.

that makes sense to me.
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02 Aug 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Their is a meeting of my mind and Windows 7 or any other operating system.
Windows 7 does what it is intended to do and I do what I need to do.
Windows 7 is a pretty good baby sitter but like all operating system the owner operator must do their part.
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06 Aug 2013   #8

Win7 Pro x64, v.6.1.7601, SP1 | Office 2010 ProPlus

woah mr bear! i appreciate your position but one or another OS cannot be made responsible for cleaning up another program's left overs but surely microsoft could provide a facility to ensure it's integrity!

if a program determines that it must be updated and elicits such a response from a user and thus, schedules a daily/weekly/monthly task, then really it must be determined that the downloaded program called for such! that requirement is determined via the downloaded program, using microsoft's capability and i cannot agree that it be made responsible for another program's leftovers, but i do ask that it provides for that possibility in order to 'clean up' all the mess left behind.

i don't for one second believe that the myriad of popular downloadable programs would all come to the same party so therefore, i think microsoft, in preserving its integrity, could program script to remove such alien 'trash' during it's start up/shutdown processes or via a defrag or even a disc cleanup.

my computer does need attention and for the moment, it is funtioning reasonably well --- what worked for me in this instance to cease the HTSFEs was to clear the numerous obsolete scheduled tasks that had nothing to do with any program associated with microsoft or win7...
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