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    No Defrag in Task Scheduler

    In response to a recent article about defragging in Windows Secrets, I wanted to check if Defrag was working properly. However, when I first open Task Scheduler, I received the following message: The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh. When I do, the msg box does a repeat performance. When I follow the Task Scheduler Library_Microsoft_Windows_Defrag tree, I get the same msg box. I use Win7 Pro (32). It is not necessary for me to manually log on as a User. The machine fires up to me as the default User each time I start Windows afresh. Could this be the same reason my Defrag is not scheduled? This leads to a second question; Since this same message appears when I first open Task Scheduler, does this mean that many or all of Windows' default tasks are not being run?

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    Hi bradym, type defrag in start menu search box, hit enter, to show:-

    Attachment 28040

    Here you can set it how you want. Personally, I prefer Auslogics Defrag, it is used only if needed after analyzing my drives.
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    Are you able to see any tasks?

    You might want to consider a repair install of Windows 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    Hi bradym, type defrag in start menu search box, hit enter, to show:-

    Attachment 28040

    Here you can set it how you want. Personally, I prefer Auslogics Defrag, it is used only if needed after analyzing my drives.
    Actually, when I do as you said, Disk Defragmenter opens saying Scheduled Defragmentation Is Turned On to run at 7am on day 1 of every month and all disks show 0% fragmented. However, whenever I open Task Scheduler, it opens with the above error message. Clicking Close and then the Refresh button makes the error msg re-appear. Under both Task Status and Active Tasks (after the description) it says Reading Data Failed... Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradym View Post
    Actually, when I do as you said, Disk Defragmenter opens saying Scheduled Defragmentation Is Turned On to run at 7am on day 1 of every month and all disks show 0% fragmented. However, whenever I open Task Scheduler, it opens with the above error message. Clicking Close and then the Refresh button makes the error msg re-appear. Under both Task Status and Active Tasks (after the description) it says Reading Data Failed... Any thoughts?
    Can you post an image of Task Scheduler ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    Can you post an image of Task Scheduler ?
    Instructions of how to, available on request.
    Strange as it may seem, I just opened Task Scheduler and it all works well now. Maybe monkeying around, I clicked something that needed to be clicked. Anyway, thanks for your willing ear. Sorry to take up your time.

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