Solved scheduled tasks not running

August 12, 2011 at 05:48:56
Specs: Windows 7, 4GB
scheduled "create system restore point" fails to run

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August 13, 2011 at 09:36:25
have you tried switing off system restore, reboot and reset auto restore?
control panel/system/system protection/configure.

make sure you give enough space on the drive/partition you choose and make sure its a permanent drive/partition.

other than that i can only think you may have a damaged/incorrect registry setting, tough one to find.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....



#1
August 12, 2011 at 07:06:54
open a cmd window as admin and run SFC /scannow this will check your system files and attempt to fix any damaged files,
you may also check all your services and applications involved with restore points are switched to auto/manual.
finally check that you have set the correct drive/partition for the restore points and that there is sufficient room.

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but cant help myself....


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#2
August 12, 2011 at 12:32:42
Thanks for your willingness to assist.

The problem is that I can create System restore points MANUALLY, but Nothing that uses the task scheduler runs and as far as I can make out has ever ran.


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#3
August 12, 2011 at 23:22:48
in that case you might as well, save all your files and run a factory restore, which will delete the C; drive and then restore your machine to the day it was bought,

then try the auto restore if it fails contact the manufacturer as you obviously have a bad image. however i think that at some point a setting has been changed, you may spend days weeks months trying to sort that issue, or you can spend a couple of hours doing a factory restore and replacing your files.

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#4
August 13, 2011 at 05:31:56
you are right of course about a reinstall, but I think the problem my be related to the fact that I changed the computer name and the admin account earlier this year and I have no Idea what the old names where, and I think that the scheduler is looking for the original settings.

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#5
August 13, 2011 at 09:36:25
✔ Best Answer
have you tried switing off system restore, reboot and reset auto restore?
control panel/system/system protection/configure.

make sure you give enough space on the drive/partition you choose and make sure its a permanent drive/partition.

other than that i can only think you may have a damaged/incorrect registry setting, tough one to find.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#6
August 13, 2011 at 13:40:15
Did as you suggested and stopped system restore,rebooted and then restarted system restore and guess what , it now appears to be working fine.
I will have to let it run for a few days to be completly sure but I think your answer fixed the problem.
Many,many thanks

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