Windows 10: Task scheduler ignoring my settings

Discus and support Task scheduler ignoring my settings in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I recently set up a NAS to use for things like backups and whatnot. Saturday afternoon I set up a task to run my file sync program for weekly at 1AM... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by PakRatJR, Aug 15, 2021.

  1. PakRatJR Win User

    Task scheduler ignoring my settings

    I recently set up a NAS to use for things like backups and whatnot. Saturday afternoon I set up a task to run my file sync program for weekly at 1AM Monday morning while I am sleeping and my "normal use" programs and whatnot are not running so relevant files can be backed up. The problem tho is ever since I set the task, it has run or tried to run five times so far. Twice Saturday afternoon/evening, and three times today, Sunday, so far. I just finished deleting and re adding the task to see if it works but will need to wait to see I guess. Also I cant seem to figure out how to enable the history part for it eather. Am I missing something or is scheduler broke? This is my first time trying to do the task schedule thing. This is a desktop PC, Win10 version 1909, always on, no sleep or hybernate set up.

    PakRatJR, Aug 15, 2021

  2. Cannot schedule a task with Task Scheduler - error 2147942403


    I suggest you to check the below settings and check fi it helps.

    • In task scheduler, click on the scheduled job properties > then settings.
    • In the last listed option: "If the task is already running, the following rule applies:"
    • Select "Stop the existing instance" from the drop down list.
    • Save and Exit. Then check whether the task is running or not.

    Please get back to us with an update on this issue, we will be happy to assist you further.

    Thank you.
    Karthicka_R, Aug 15, 2021
  3. Task Scheduler with error message The selected task »CreateChoiceProcessTask« no longer exists


    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. Let me assist you.

    I suggest you to clear the task from Task Scheduler using the below steps and check if the issue still persists.


    • Type Task Scheduler on Search bar.
    • Click on Task Scheduler Library.
    • Select the particular task and right click on it.
    • Select End.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
    Pawan Dhondiyal, Aug 15, 2021
  4. Task scheduler ignoring my settings

    Window's Task Scheduler Not Running


    To assist you better, kindly provide us more details by answering the following questions:

    • Have you tried recreating the task? If so, are you getting the same issue?
    • Have you tried creating a new task?
    Meanwhile, we suggest that you ensure that the Task Scheduler is running. You can verify if the service is running by following these steps:

    • Press Windows key + R on your keyboard.
    • Type services.msc and hit Enter.
    • Under Services (Local), make sure that the Task Scheduler service's status is
      Started or Enabled.
    Should you need further assistance, feel free to get back to us.
    Monica Cam, Aug 15, 2021

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