Task Scheduler Engine has stopped working

Hi,

 

The dialog box keeps popping up saying "Task Scheduler Engine has stopped working". I tried running System Restore to a few days back when it was fine, but it didn't solve the problem.

I also ran Malware Antibytes scanner, didn't give me anything. I am running MSE right now, and so far nothing from that either.

The error signature is:

 

Problem signature:

 

  Problem Event Name:APPCRASH

 

  Application Name:taskeng.exe

  Application Version:6.0.6002.18342

  Application Timestamp:4cd34898

  Fault Module Name:taskeng.exe

  Fault Module Version:6.0.6002.18342

  Fault Module Timestamp:4cd34898

  Exception Code:c000001d

  Exception Offset:00000000000234cc

  OS Version:6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3

  Locale ID:1033

  Additional Information 1:f7c1

  Additional Information 2:7dec48b5801bd5f15e90daf4c067d371

  Additional Information 3:d57b

  Additional Information 4:ffc6fa3edb6e75c08e3ba63160573670


 

 

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Last updated March 23, 2019 Views 12,120 Applies to:

Hi kvVvk, 

 

1.    Have you made any recent changes on the computer?

2.    When do you receive the error message?

 

Method 1

I would suggest that you restart the Task Scheduler service on the computer and check if it works.

a)   Click Start type  services.msc in thesearch box, and then click  OK.

b)   In the Services (Local) list, right-click  Task Scheduler.

c)    Right click on the service and click restart

d)   Close services window and restart the computer, check if it works.

 

Method 2

There is a possibility that some third party programs installed on the computer is causing the issue.

I would suggest that you perform clean boot and check.

To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start Windows Vista or Windows 7 by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.

 

Refer the below link to know more about clean boot procedure.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

 

Reset the computer to start as usual

After you have finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:

a)        Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

b)        If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

c)        On the General tab, click the Normal Startup option, and then click OK.

d)        When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart. 

 

Hope this helps!

Halima S   - Microsoft Support.

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Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, this didn't help. No matter which services I switched on or off, the problem kept recurring. I made sure that none of the startup programs were not running, and the Microsoft Services were running.

The dialog box keeps popping up every 2 minutes.

 

Edit: In services.msc, I am not able to perform any of the functions or modify any of the settings, they are unselectable/unclickable.

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Hi KvVvk,

 

1.   Are you unable to make changes to the task scheduler service?

2.   Have you made any recent changes on the computer?

 

 

I would suggest that you run SFC scan on the computer which would scan for corrupt system files on the computer and replace them.

The scan may take some time, so be patient. Windows will repair any corrupted or missing files that it finds. If information from the installation CD is needed to repair the problem, you may be prompted to insert your Windows Vista installation disk.

For more information refer the below link.

How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

 

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1.   Are you unable to make changes to the task scheduler service?

2.   Have you made any recent changes on the computer?

 

1. That's right.

2. None that I know of or remember. But I think I should mention:  a few days back, the ScanDisk ran (for nearly an hour) when I restarted my PC. This deleted a lot of files and configurations and stuff like that. I am not exactly what they are. I assumed that doing a system restore to a point before this date would nullify the changes made.

Another thing, after 32 dialog boxes pops out, they stop coming. As soon as I close one of them though, another one pops out in a minute.

Currently running the System File Checker, will post results after it's done.

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