Windows 10: Task Scheduler not Working

Discus and support Task Scheduler not Working in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi My problem is that when I attempt to run a task such as the W7 backup or one of my own scripts via Task Scheduler, it doesn't work. I have an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jibebuoy, Aug 15, 2021.

  1. jibebuoy Win User

    Task Scheduler not Working

    Hi My problem is that when I attempt to run a task such as the W7 backup or one of my own scripts via Task Scheduler, it doesn't work. I have an external hard drive attached for the backup location. I close my laptop lid and verify that both the laptop and XHD are asleep. I have the task set to run early in the morning. When I check my laptop first thing in the morning, the power is on, the XHD is asleep and the laptop is locked up. I have to perform a hard reset (hold power button for 5 seconds) to get the laptop to be responsive. I then check my event viewer and task scheduler history and see that the task I scheduled didn't run. My hunch is that the computer is trying to access some files but for some reason can't, and after a while it locks up. I don't know for sure. Here is the weird thing. When I run a test on the task scheduler and set it to run a task as described above say 5 minutes after I close the lid, it works perfectly. It seems as if letting it sit over night, it encounters an issue. I have turned my anti-virus off (Eset), turned windows update off (thinking it was interfering somehow) and I still have this problem. I believe I have all the correct options checked for running a task scheduler task: run with highest privileges, allow computer to wake, etc). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks... W10 version 21H1 (OS build 19043.1165)

    jibebuoy, Aug 15, 2021

  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Task Scheduler not Working

    Task scheduler not working anymore.


    System file corruption is one of the possible reasons why you are encountering issues with the Task Scheduler in Windows 10. To better assist you, we need the answers to the following questions:

    • Have you tried setting a schedule to
      your hard drive?
    • Did you make any changes on your computer prior to this issue?

    In the meantime, we suggest creating a new user account and see if you will still encounter the same issue with the Task Scheduler. To do this, simply follow the steps below;

    • Select the Start button, then select Settings > Accounts > Family & other people > Add
      someone else to this PC

    • Type a user name, password, password hint, and then select Next.

    We are looking forward to your response.
    Jefferson Ore, Aug 15, 2021

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