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Windows 7: Disk Defragmenter - cannot start... task scheduler service not running

18 May 2016   #1
M W

Win 7 HP x64
 
 
Disk Defragmenter - cannot start... task scheduler service not running

I went to open up Disk Defragmenter today and it gave me this error:

"Disk Defragmenter cannot start because the task scheduler service is not running. Start the task scheduler service and try again."

I went into services.msc and Task Scheduler was already running. I thought about restarting the service but the option is greyed out. I rebooted my PC several times and opened the Task Scheduler program, but neither helped.

This is definitely a first, I usually defragment about once a month...

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


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19 May 2016   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Check to make sure your windows event log is also not disabled in services and then run System File Checker.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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19 May 2016   #3
M W

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Check to make sure your windows event log is also not disabled in services and then run System File Checker.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
I ran Windows Update last night and now it's somehow working again.

Not gonna question it.
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19 May 2016   #4
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yup that's how pending updates seem to work most of the time, glad you got it sorted.
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