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    can't enable task scheduler (XP (home))

    I noticed this week that I have no system restore points for the last 4 months. The reason appears to be that TASK SCHEDULER is stopped and when I try to start it I get the notice: "Could not start the Task Scheduler on local computer. Error: 1717: the interface is unknown."

    Does anyone have any idea how to solve the problem?
    I am the only user on this computer i.e. administrator.

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    Re: can't enable task scheduler (XP (home))

    Thanks
    I couldn't find the Events Log referred to in step 2:

    "Right-click Event Log, and then click Properties"

    Am I looking in the wrong place or is something corrupted?

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    Re: can't enable task scheduler (XP (home))

    Are you getting a window like the attached?

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    Re: can't enable task scheduler (XP (home))

    Yes

    But between Error Reporting Service and Fast User Switching Compatilibilty the Error Log line is missing

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    Re: can't enable task scheduler (XP (home))

    Odd - I've never come across that before.

    A quick Google brought up this method to get it back. Post back if you need help on working in the registry.

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    Re: can't enable task scheduler (XP (home))

    Thanks for your time and for the link

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