Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Scheduler

  1. aceventura

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    Hello All,

    I am running Win7 ultimate 64bit. i tried to start the Defragmentar but it said "disk defragmenter couldnot start bcz Task Scheduler is not working". i tried to start task scheduler, it said "remote computer not found."

    i tried every suggestion possible from internet but without any luck.

    I tweaked my PC using the security & tweaking guide given in this forum, but after having this i changed back to defaults.

    can anyone pls help me with this so i can use disk defragmenter & task scheduler?

    i went to the event viewer & found the following log. hope it helps.

    - System

    - Provider
    [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
    [ Guid] {DE7B24EA-73C8-4A09-985D-5BDADCFA9017}
    EventID 404
    Version 0
    Level 1
    Task 404
    Opcode 0
    Keywords 0x4000000000000000
    - TimeCreated
    [ SystemTime] 2010-02-14T13:28:41.385240200Z
    EventRecordID 32201
    Correlation
    - Execution
    [ ProcessID] 1048
    [ ThreadID] 1400
    Channel System
    Computer
    - Security
    [ UserID] S-1-5-18
    - EventData
    ErrorDescription RpcServerUseProtseq:ncacn_ip_tcp
    ResultCode 87
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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    Thnx bigbadjohn. i do use Defraggler & also CCLEANER. but im just worried what happened with my PC? is it the start of a big problem or what? that's why im a bit worried.
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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    hi ace

    have you tried using system restore to reset the pc back to a time task scheduler was working ?

    if not i would give that a try first ,

    if that fails i would check to see that the programe has the correct permissions

    to do this type " task" in the run/search box then right click task scheduler then click properties then security tab ,and click system in the box and make sure that " allow " is ticked in the permission box
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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    thnx again mate. i tried everything as u said. but still it says remote computer not found. i am a bit lost now.....
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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    How are you starting defrag if you type in the search box dfrgui does it open. Are you trying to schedule it or run it manually? have you tried turning off the schedule see here how to do it. You may have an external disk set or if you have another defagger installed it may have taken over
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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    if i type dfrgui it says the same, cannot be started....task scheduler is not running.... i recently installed defraggler after having problem starting win defrag. i tried againg uninstalling defraggler, but the same result.

    thnx for ur reply mate.
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    samuria Network Specialist Tech Member Elite Member

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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    have you tried from a cmd window

    defrag C: -v –w
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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    Have you tried going to control panel->administrative tools->services and then go down to task manager and right click on it and click properties and the change it to automatic and click start?
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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    @Samurai - i tried from cmd window, it says "the disk defragmenter cannot start because you have insufficient privileges to perform this operation. (0x89000024)"

    @Xenon1 - yes mate, i tried that too, it is set to automatic. but when i click start it says " the task scheduler service on the local computer started and then stopped.some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs."

    what is happening?

    thnx for ur replies guys.
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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    Try going back in to services and check that the event viewer is running. Task manager is dependent on it and will do that if it is stopped.
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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    If you right click on cmd.exe and choose runas and run it as admin and see if defrag then works
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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    thnx for the reply.

    i cant see eventviewer in the services menu. but i started it from the programs menu & it started. now what i did is rightclicked the cmd.exe, ran it as admin & then typed defrag C: -v –. in the command window it says "invoking defragmantation on system disk C". waiting to see what happens next...
    its doing something. performing pass 1, then pass 2..... now on pass 6
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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    I assume you did the full command defrag C: -v –w as you missed the w in your post above
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    Re: Problem with W7 Disk Defrag & Task Schedu

    i think so.... after 10 pass it said defrag was done......
    thnx for the help.

    but will this be the way to defrag all the time? cant i start from defragmenter? i tried agin normally but says the same about task scheduler.....
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