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  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Portland, OR
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    XP box will not run scheduled tasks, not even manual runs

    I have an XP machine that sits in a corner and does nothing except run scheduled tasks (mostly at night). It has been doing this for years.

    Seven days ago, it ceased to launch jobs (judging by the "last run" date). If I right-click on a task and select "Run" it does nothing - no change to anything. No message window or any other reaction.

    I've restarted the box, restarted the Task Scheduler service - no effect. Nothing is launching as scheduled, and I can't even manually run a task.

    Anoyone have any ideas?


  2. #2
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
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    Corruption maybe, did you try a system restore to maybe a couple weeks back (be sure to more than cover the time its not been performing correctly unless you know exactly when)?
    Run the disk cleanup utility and verify everything there is sound, plenty of free drive space for normal operations.
    Run a system file check to repair any system files if corrupt.
    Finally if none of that works, maybe a repair install would do the trick.

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