System backup error [0x80041321]

I am getting reminder to do system backup, when I attempt to do just that I receive message:  the task image is corrupt or has been tampered with [0x80041321].  I cant backup anything now and am worried.  Any help out there?
 

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Hi,

I believe the backup task that you have got corrupted somehow and is causing this issue.

I suggest you try the following:
1. Go to task scheduler (run taskschd.msc from RUN dialog OR from a command-prompt)
2. Navigate under Task Scheduler Library->Microsoft->Windows->WindowsBackup folder
3. Delete AutomaticBackup task
4. Delete Windows Backup Monitor task
5. Try to re-configure file backup

In case you do not find these tasks in task scheduler UI, suggest doing the following:
1. Open an elevated command-prompt
2. cd %windir%\system32\tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup
3. del AutomaticBackup
4. del "Windows Backup Monitor"
5. Try to re-configure file backup

Let us know if either of these workarounds was helpful.



Regards.
Sreekanth.

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THX!!!

This hepls for me!!!

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Hi Sreekanth

Neither method works for me, When I try to run task scheduler It gives me the corrupted task image message,so I cannot get any further. And when I try the command prompt method it says access denied....

 

Any help with this woould be appreciated.

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The same happens for me too.  I have two external hard drives which I can save to.  I have turned on one and then the other hoping that I could at least save to one of them .. no luck.

Please can you throw some light on this error asap

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CelticDesign

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Hi

I get the same error message repeatedly.  I have two external hard drives and have tried turning on each and saving to individual hard drives but the same message comes up.

Help please asap

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Hi,

I have tried the above, and deleted as per instructions.

But I too still get the same error message the Image is corrupted etc, I did not delete all exept the configuration settings.

I thaught if I deleted that, I would not be able to configure the back up.

Should I have deleted that as well? if not doe youy have any other ideas.

 

Thanks

 

Maxhammer

 

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Hi,

I am getting this error message, when I open up TASK SCHEDULER

The Task Image is corrupted, or has been tampered with.

I have read this formula, in one of the forums and that is.

That I go into regedit, and follow this tree.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKS\SYSTEMRESTORE\SR

I SHOULD DELETE THAT TASK, AND THAT WILL RECTIFY THE ERROR.

Can someone tell me if that works, and if I do delete that task how do I re-create it again?

I am very afraid of messing about in REGEDIT.

What will happen to the restore points, that I have?

Do I delete them as well and start again, if so how do I delete them?

To be honest I don't know if the current restore points, work anyway.

If I do get problems in thge future, I would like them to fall back on.

I do appreciate the. help

 

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I also get the corrupt task message when I try to run task scheduler.

The program let me run a complete backup but it will not save the settings to let me do my automatic backup

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I need to know that also before I attempt the above fixes.

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