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    Help with Xp Task scheduler

    Using xp Pro sp3 offline only.

    Attempting to create a scheduled task - as an Admin user, but encounter error indicating I don't have permission to perform task.

    Have looked online (Win7 machine) and nothing found cures the issue.

    Help???

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    Where do you see the error, when creating the task or running it?
    If it's in creation then you may have a registry permission issue - tasks are partially stored in the registry, HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\Taskcache.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Where do you see the error, when creating the task or running it?
    If it's in creation then you may have a registry permission issue - tasks are partially stored in the registry, HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\Taskcache.

    cheers, Paul


    The error occurs at creation. Will look in the registry.

    Thank you for the input.

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    You may find it can be fixed by repairing the scheduler.
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    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Where do you see the error, when creating the task or running it?
    If it's in creation then you may have a registry permission issue - tasks are partially stored in the registry, HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\Taskcache.

    cheers, Paul

    Tried All of the suggestions including repairing XP the complete error message is " Task has been created, but may not run because the account information could not be set"

    Stymied! Looked at the registry but references found for Task Scheduler specifically only appeared in HKeyUsers\software\Ms\search assistant\5603...

    Xp original CD precedes SP3, could this affect the OS Repair?

    Thank you.

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    May be a corrupt user, try creating a new admin account and use that to create the task.

    cheers, Paul

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    Created new admin acct. same error for task.

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    So it appears to be the Task Scheduler rather than the user. Try a search for "corrupt task scheduler windows xp" and see what you get.

    cheers, Paul

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    Have struck out on every reference to repair Task Scheduler from 'corrupt..' search, including running SFC.

    Original Os Cd must be for SP2, current use is SP3(updated). Could this be the cause of this conflict?

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    Shouldn't be, the SP3 CD should contain all the files and if it doesn't it will tell you.

    cheers, Paul

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    Paul, Thank for your help.
    After struggling to fix the task scheduler, gave up and downloaded a scheduler that works for the little that I do with it.

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    I'm sure it's better than the Windows one.

    cheers, Paul

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