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Windows 7: task scheduler doesn't work

24 Dec 2010   #11
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
I just created a basic task 5 minutes ahead to display "hello bill" and the message displayed. So tell us the details- what are the trigger, action etc. you chose.
i'll have to create another to tell you because I can't delete any task i've made or look at it's properties. I've done both but now I can't find either of those fuctions! trust me, I know I sound like an idiot but i'm not. I may not be Einstein but this is just a real PITA. Not user friendly at all.


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24 Dec 2010   #12
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

If you're having wierd problems, try a couple of things. One, download and run a scan with the freeware version of Malwarebytes antimalware. Two, run sfc scan a few times to fix corrupted system files.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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24 Dec 2010   #13
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Ok, i will enter what i chose here as i create this next task....

name for task

one time

12/24/2010, 10:10 am

display a message

typed a message

checked the open properties when finished

huh ? I just got a MS error and it closed the task ! back in a few....
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24 Dec 2010   #14
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Ok, just created the same task and when the properties opened after i finished i left everything default. So look at theat if you create a task and you'll see theres nothing there to cause an issue. anyways, used the same settings as in my last post only this time no error message. 4 minutes and waiting, i'll post back then with results

Oh, and checked it's dependancies in services and there are 2, both running
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24 Dec 2010   #15
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buddahfan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Of the many, many, triggers in task scheduler, you must have one checked/unchecked that's preventing a task from running. Go ever every trigger and make sure they're set where they need to be.
+10
i have gone over every single setting ad nausium. I suppose it's possible, but +10.....naaa, it's possible at this point but highly unlikely as much as i've gone over this. I could nearly cite every word in the dialog boxes by heart if that tells you anything.
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24 Dec 2010   #16
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

It worked ! No idea why, as i didn't do anything different, but it worked. However, now i fear important things will not work dependably.
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24 Dec 2010   #17
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazco View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buddahfan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Of the many, many, triggers in task scheduler, you must have one checked/unchecked that's preventing a task from running. Go ever every trigger and make sure they're set where they need to be.
+10
i have gone over every single setting ad nausium. I suppose it's possible, but +10.....naaa, it's possible at this point but highly unlikely as much as i've gone over this. I could nearly cite every word in the dialog boxes by heart if that tells you anything.
I would have put a +1 but three characters are the least required for a reply to a post

In Task Scheduler do you have "All Task History" enabled?

If not you could enable it and look at what it says after the scheduled task tries to run.
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24 Dec 2010   #18
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazco View Post
It worked ! No idea why, as i didn't do anything different, but it worked. However, now i fear important things will not work dependably.
Of course they will, stop being paranoid. Remember to do weekly maintenance on your machine- clean up temp files (I use CCleaner), run AV plus MBAM, defrag. Run sfc scan, that'll fix any system corruption.
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24 Dec 2010   #19
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazco View Post
It worked ! No idea why, as i didn't do anything different, but it worked. However, now i fear important things will not work dependably.
Of course they will, stop being paranoid. Remember to do weekly maintenance on your machine- clean up temp files (I use CCleaner), run AV plus MBAM, defrag. Run sfc scan, that'll fix any system corruption.
+10

What is the difference in terms of functionality between sfc scan and running the check disk utility in Properties--Tools--Error Checking with both Check Disk Options checked?
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13 Feb 2011   #20
sixcard

Windoows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Task Scheduler doesn't work

I have never been able to create a task (open a file) via the Task Scheduler since I have installed Windows 7.

I see that pre-installed tasks have a “location” noted and mine don’t. Is that relevant?


What location does this reference and how do I enter one?
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