Task Scheduler - System Cannot Find The File Specified
Jan 4, 2014
I tried using a batch file to run ccleaner at log on. But it always takes forever when it cleans Firefox. So I made a batch file to just delete the Firefox temp folder. And I unchecked Firefox in ccleaner so ccleaner ignores Firefox.
Here's the batch file.
Code: RMDIR 5bngz3ew.default /S /Q
I put it in the task scheduler. When I run it it says it cant find the file specified (0x80070002). I set the task to run with highest privileges. But every time I run it it gives that error. I don't know why its giving an error when it deletes the folder. So it works fine. I just want to know why its producing an error.
Having tried unsuccessfully to program Task Scheduler (in 8.1), I found at the above site in Windows 7 forums a shortcut for a script which supposedly simplifies manual creation of a System Restore point. However when I use it the Restore Point created with the script carries the notation "Install" in the list of Restore Points.
Why the pc isn't waking when a task is scheduled to wake it? It sleeps, S3, I can wake with the power button, and can WOL, but a task set to wake it is not working. Allow wake timers is enabled in power configuration, and BIOS settings are correct as it woke up when had Win7 installed.
I've set a task manually, and used an alarm program that wakes it, but neither work, what can I check to resolve this?
my computer is overclocked with software set to run using the Task Scheduler. It is set to run at startup, but with "fast startup", the program doesn't launch. How can I make this overclock program run at startup without sacrificing "fast startup".
I want to start two applications at windows start-up, but the application need administrator's privilage could not start at start-up directory or registry. I've heard these applications can start at windows start-up with Task Scheduler.
I am able to open a document using task scheduler in my Windows XP machine, but not in my Windows 8.1 machine or my daughters Windows 8 machine. Is this a Windows 8 bug?
I am able to open the document by hand, but when I wait for the time that Task Scheduler has assigned to open the document, nothing happens. On the other hand when I do the same thing in my XP machine it opens correctly at the assigned time.
I have cleaned my computer completely and reloaded the original operating system then upgraded to Windows 8.1 but it didn't do anything to solve the problem.
Windows 8 x64 OS, now unable to create a basic task from Task Scheduler.
Typed all args, click the Finish button in the last step, an error:
"Transaction support within the specified file system resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error".
I have fixed it base on the URL below, but not luck. You cannot change the settings for a file backup operation or use Windows Task Scheduler to change the defrag schedule in Windows Vista. How to fix it.
Somehow, a mysterious requirement for a password crops up near the finish line of my abortive attempt to use task scheduler (windows 8.1). I never created one, and cant come up with one that works. Without the PW, task scheduler is useless.
Upgraded from 8 to 8.1 about a 2 weeks ago. Noticed about a week later that my nightly backup stopped running from the time 8.1 went in. Something stuck 2 new lines of code in the .xml for the task and also changed the run-userid. My admin userid got changed to a MS admin userid. I removed the two lines of code and changed the run-userid back to the correct one and now the backup runs OK. Then I noticed that it wasn't keeping task history. Next I noticed that no tasks were keeping history at all! And I'm unable to turn history on. It said it was on, I turned it off, turned it back on again. Still no history.
My task scheduler wont let me create basic tasks. I enter in all the info and the time and date I want the task to be displayed but when I go to click finish it says the following error has occurred 2147750704.
Im running Windows 8. Ive seriously had nothing BUT problems with this version. Not impressed.
If I type "notepad.exe" into a command window and hit return, notepad appears. If I schedule "notepad.exe" to run in Windows Task Scheduler, when triggered, it runs in the background. Why? How can I make it appear? Using task Scheduler. Simply.
I am struggling to set the Task Scheduler in Win 8.1 to set a daily Restore Point and also to schedule Windows Defender to automatically update itself then run a full scan at a specified time daily. When I try to program the Win Defender function, I find that when I select the Win Defender folder from the left pane library, the resulting right pane contains no "Windows Defender Scheduled Scan" folder, so resulting settings seem to have no effect.
There are two other tasks listed in that right pane - one about cache maintenance and the other about verification (whatever that means), how to get Task Scheduler to work. I don't want to have to download another anti-virus program, but looks I'll have to if I can't get this thing to work. Of course, the inability to get a daily Restore Point may be an even bigger problem with this Task Scheduler, but I'm starting with Defender.
I have Win8.1 installed on an HP Envy AiO. I have a little over a dozen tasks set-up in Task Scheduler. Everything was working fine until I attempted to install a Video File Converter from Cnet.com. That program installed something called "Auto Updater 188.8.131.52". And that's when our new problem started. The majority of the tasks in TS are now running every time we boot the machine. Not what we want.
I couldn't find much on-line about the Auto Updater program, and tried to uninstall with no success. I finally went into Safe Mode to install that way. The program is now uninstalled. I also am very careful about malware and viruses, so I ran MWBytes full scan and several AV scans with Avast Internet Security (rootkit, boot, full). All appears to be OK with the PC.
How can I turn off and then turn on internet connection at specific times with task scheduler? I need this because I want to use my internet bonus quota from my internet provider from 01:00 untill 06:59 AM. to use this bonus I have to disconnect from the internet at 01:00 AM and then reconnect again. I am using a tplink modem router MR 3420.
For example it starts SpeedFan without any problem, and with same settings, or even in the same Task, if I add for example other .exe software like FTP server software Gene6 FTP Server it simply doesn't start for any reason and nothing happens and it has to be started manually by mouse-clicking on .exe each time computer is booted up.
On Last Run Result column it says 0x800702E4. And it gives various 0x results for various programs that don't run.
Also simply dragging shortcuts to Startup folder don't work either. But like I said, not all .exe programs, some work and some don't, just like 50/50 I simply don't get it.
I use Comodo Antivirus and ZoneAlarm firewall, but all those programs I need has 100% permissions granted.
I've added task manager to my scheduled tasks at logon. Everywhere I google, they say to put the /min or -minimized arguments in it to launch it minimized, except neither option works for me. Task Manager launches, but just sits there on my desktop.
Is there a new argument for minimized in Windows 8?
I deleted maintenance tasks in task scheduler (Microsoft>windows>task scheduler) because I didn't want to have automatic maintenance fire up when I'm working, but sadly... some shit got messed up. My computer starts using hdd at 100% if left idle, and then freezes and all kinds of weird crap that I'm almost positive have to do with me deleting maintenance.
which tasks do I need to re-create in task scheduler in order to have auto-maintenance once again. If you could just read to me all the tasks, triggers, and which programs they are running .
I created a new task using the task manager with "at system startup" trigger. This used to work with Windows 7, but now with Windows 8 and its hybrid boot feature, the task is only run when the system does a full boot.
So, how do I run a command at hybrid boot startup without the user being logged in? I don't want to disable hybrid boot either.
I have windows 8.1 and cannot find system restore.The last windows update has changed some things on my computer and I would like to go back to an earlier date.I search for the restore,but only get my bookmarks file.The update has changed my zip files icon to a sheet of paper that I cannot open or extract. There is a system restore. I should add I have the classic shell not the original windows 8
I need to switch back and forth between an open pdf file, MS Word, and websites. I can open the pdf file fine. But if I switch to another task, the pdf file disappears. There is no icon for the pdf file on the taskbar. So then I have to open it again from scratch. What am I doing wrong?