Task Schedular problem

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Michael, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    VISTA home premium
    what I did: changed name of my machine from walraven-pc to desktop
    problem:

    No longer get reminders from windows calendar

    In task scheduler Library
    Microsoft
    Windows
    WindowsCalendar
    I get ' An error occurred for task Reminders - Walraven. Error message: The
    specified account name is not valid',

    OK that seems reasonable as I had to change several other schedules from
    walraven-pc/walraven to desktop/walraven

    however in this case the list of tasks is blank. Refresh results in repeat
    of the error message.
    Tried to delete the folder 'windowscalendar' says cannot delete. 'You must
    delete all tasks from he folder before the folder can be deleted' - to tasks
    listed to be deleted.

    I seem to be in a catch 22 here.

    Any help most appreciated.
    Michael
     
    Michael, Mar 24, 2007
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    BarbaraG Guest

    I have been having the same problem only it was a user name that I deleted.
    I deleted the scheduled task from Windows Calendar folder (after showing
    task from all users) but I am unable to delete the Windows Calendar program.
    That annoying message keeps appearing with no information - would like to
    find some information maybe regarding Registry entries that I can change.
    Vista Home Premium
     
    BarbaraG, Mar 25, 2007
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  3. Michael

    Ruby Hubble Guest

    can anyone tell me how to record on the dvd write seems off the internet
    also? this new windows vista is surpose to be easier to understand and
    simple but I seem to find it hard to understand what to do or where to go?
    confused no book shipped with program and help sends you here and there is
    there a simple way?
     
    Ruby Hubble, Mar 25, 2007
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  4. Michael

    Rock Guest

    You posted your question as a reply to someone else's thread on the Task
    Scheduler service. Repost creating a new thread and give relevant details,
    such as what you are trying to accomplish, what steps you are taking now to
    do it, and what happens or doesn't when you do, including the verbatim text
    of any error messages.
     
    Rock, Mar 27, 2007
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  5. Michael

    Michael Guest

    I find the following location in the registry has info about the tasks in
    the schedular.
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\Schedule\TaskCache

    for me the task with value {CD899A53-4BAD........} referenced the schedule
    task. Getting rid of all entries the reference that value got rid of the
    error messages for me.

    WARNING these entries are owned by SYSTEM you can delete them but you cannot
    change them and you cannot create them.

    MAKE SURE YOUR HAVE CREATED A RESTORE POINT BEFORE MUCKING IN HERE.

    This does not seem to be the ONLY place that has info, even after deleting
    the entries and schedule folder in regedit, the folder exists and is not
    'empty' in task scheduler and cannot be deleted nor can the origional task
    name be added (already there).

    Michael
     
    Michael, Mar 27, 2007
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  6. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Also you mention 'showing tasks from all users' how did you do that (I found
    show hidden tasks but not anything like 'all users'.)

    Michael
     
    Michael, Mar 28, 2007
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