Scheduled Windows Tasks Not Running

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BML

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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?
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

BML

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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.
 
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