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Windows 7: Win 7 Task Scheduler Error

09 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
Win 7 Task Scheduler Error

I receive the following error when I open Task Scheduler:

Task Scheduler pop-up error box:

: The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with.
I don't see the User Feed Synchronization task in the Task Scheduler.

I did a search in the regedit program for the ID in "{ }," but didn't find it.

From what I understand, if I can delete the task, the issue should be resolved.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 10

You can delete the file corresponding to the name by navigating:
Either via RUN or by the Start menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1


I ran the code from the Start menu and RUN, but both times, the window that popped up didn't list the task file.

In fact, only five task files were displayed which is a portion of the fourteen tasks that appear in Task Scheduler.

Is there another solution?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 10

Download Autoruns, word of caution be VERY careful with this tool!!!.

Run as Administrator.Win 7 Task Scheduler Error-runasadmin.jpg

Select the Scheduled Tasks tab, at first it will look like this:
Win 7 Task Scheduler Error-atfirst.jpg

Go to Options> Filter Options> uncheck the box to hide Windows entries.
Win 7 Task Scheduler Error-then.jpg

Right-Click the task you want to remove and delete it:
Win 7 Task Scheduler Error-dekete.jpg

Restart the PC than visit the Task Scheduler the Error should be gone now.
Next open an Elevated Command Prompt and enter this command to restore the task.
msfeedssync enable
and press enter.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Thanks YoYo,

I followed your instructions, but I don't see anything under the columns Task Scheduler or Description that indicates "User Feed Synchronization."

I did find the following instructions on the Microsoft Support Community and I have the same questions as the OP in following the posted instructions.

Based on the information, when trying to start Task Scheduler, you are receiving error message: “The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with”.
This could have happen due to some corruption in the Task scheduler.
Let’s try the following steps to fix the issue:
Method 1:
Recreate the task by deleting the corrupted task.
a. Click Start, type task scheduler and hit enter.
b. In the left pane, click on "Task scheduler library" and select the backup task in the middle pane and delete it.
If you’ve trouble finding the corrupted task, follow the steps mentioned below.
i. Click on Start; in the start search type cmd. In the programs list, right click on cmd and run as administrator.
ii. Now execute the following command.
schtasks /query | findstr /i

Method 2:
Follow the steps to recreate the Task scheduler.
a. Click on Start.
b. In the Search bar type “regedit.exe” and press Enter.
c. Navigate to the following location HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Schedule key.
d. Select and delete all sub keys.
e. Save the changes and then exit the registry editor.
Important: The above mentioned link contains steps to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.
For more information, you may refer to the article:
Back up the registry
For further information, refer to the article:
MS10-092: Vulnerability in Task Scheduler could allow for elevation of privilege

Method 3:
If the issue persists, try performing a SFC scan on the computer which would scan for corrupt system files on the computer and replace them.
Use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

Hope the information helps.

Let us know if you need further assistance with Windows related issues. We will be happy to help.

Thank you for your reply. I ran into some problems.....

1. Started the Task Scheduler and performed Method 1. I could not find a "backup" task in the middle pane.

2. Then I tried schtasks /query | findstr /i . It kept telling me that the "Findstr" command line was invalid.

Was that the right syntax? Just asking. I tried several different ways to perform this task - changing spaces, etc. But always the same result.

3. In Method 2 - I found the location of the Schedule Key. What I am confused about is - do you want me to just delete the entries when I click on that key? There are several 'folders' inside of the Schedule Key. Do you want me to delete all of those as well? I did perform a registry export just in case I mess up, but I have used Regedit for many years. I am just not clear on what you EXACTLY want me to do. As you mentioned, use regedit with caution and I want to clarify this before I proceed.

4. I ran sfc /scannow and it found no integrity violations.
I had the exact same indications and questions as the OP in the second quote above.

Can you clarify the questions?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 10

I will do my best.

If I understood you correctly you can not open the task scheduler, so method one is irrelevant.
Method two describes deleting registry keys which I advise messing with as a last resort.
The OP of that thread states that running SFC /scannow yielded no change so I don't think it will help us either.

Can you post a screenshot of the Scheduled Tasks in Autoruns, where you can't find the task in question?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

I can open Task Scheduler, but I don't see anything in the middle pane as the MS Support Community guy suggests. I have the exact same indications and questions about deleting registry keys as the guy seeking assistance.

Below are the screen shots.

Thanks again for your help.


Win 7 Task Scheduler Error-autoruns-screen-shot-1.jpg

Win 7 Task Scheduler Error-autoruns-screen-shot-2.jpg

Win 7 Task Scheduler Error-autoruns-screen-shot-3.jpg

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Just so you can see what I see when I open Task Scheduler, below are four screen shots. The first is when I start Task Scheduler and get the error. The second is when I clear the error box by clicking "OK." The Third is when I click on "Task Scheduler Library" in the left pane and get the error again. The fourth is when I clear the error box again by clicking "OK." The attached pics in this and the previous post are easier to read the details if you download the pic to your computer.

Thanks again.


Win 7 Task Scheduler Error-task-scheduler-screen-shot-1.jpg

Win 7 Task Scheduler Error-task-scheduler-screen-shot-2.jpg

Win 7 Task Scheduler Error-task-scheduler-screen-shot-3.jpg

Win 7 Task Scheduler Error-task-scheduler-screen-shot-4.jpg

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 10

Try looking for it in this folder:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

There are no files in that folder or any of the subfolders you see in the attached screen shot.

Win 7 Task Scheduler Error-syswow64-screen-shot.jpg

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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