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Scheduled Windows Tasks Not Running

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BML, Sep 14, 2003.

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  1. BML

    BML Thread Starter

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    I have a couple of tasks scheduled to run (anti virus scan, backup) and they dont run. In the windows, tasks folder where it lists them, under status it says "could not run".

    what could be my problem?
     
  2. mobo

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    Make cetain system event notifier and task scheduler are running in control panel / administrative tools and services by right clicking each and set to auto then apply and start.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Also, you might want to check the event log for a more detailed description as to why they couldn't run.
     
  4. BML

    BML Thread Starter

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    the system event notifier is running. Microsoft has a help topic about this and they say that you cannot run a scheduled task on winxp without having set a password in your user account. Is this right? I am the only one using this computer so I did not feel the need to pasword protect my user windowx xp account.
     
  5. Higgy

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    Apparently, the Task Scheduler does need a password. :( That's why I didn't bother with it myself. Just today, I found a Freeware program called RICOlmer that does pretty much the same thing, with no password needed. :D If you want to give it a try, it's at http://www.winsite.com/bin/Info?9000000036202.
     
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