How to Fix Corrupt or Broken Task Scheduler on Windows 8 and 10

Task scheduler is a program that automates the tasks according to your set schedule. If the Task Scheduler is corrupt or broken, you are unable to open the program. Also, it doesn’t deliver the desired performance. Usually, when you update

Here, I am going to list all the methods you can use to fix the corrupt Task Scheduler.

The methods here are for Windows 8 and 10, but you can apply the same solutions for Windows 7 Task scheduler too. Let’s begin the guide without wasting much time.

Method# 1: Check the Time Zone Settings

Sometimes, the reason behind this error is the incorrect time zone. Check the Time zone settings. It should be correct according to your region. Follow the steps below in this context.

  • Go to the “Search” and type “Date and Time” to access this feature directly in Settings.
  • Here, check the “Time Zone” and review the date and time. Make sure; all settings are correct.

Check date and time zone

Method # 2: Restart Task Scheduler

Restarting task scheduler can also fix this error in 60% cases for Windows 10 and 8 users. Follow the steps below to restart Task Scheduler.

  • Go to the “Search” and type “Services” here.
  • Right-click to the “Services” and select “Run As Administrator” option.

Task Scheduler Run as Administrator

  • In the “Services” menu, right-click “Task Scheduler” and select “Restart.”
  • It will restart the Task Scheduler service within no time.

Method # 3: Check Windows Updates

The error occurs when you upgrade or downgrade Windows. To fix this error, check Windows Updates.

  • Go to the Search and type “Windows Updates” here.
  • Select “Check for Updates” to check the latest updates.

Windows Updates

  • If some updates are available, select “Download” to get them.
  • It will surely fix the Task Scheduler error.

Method # 4: Run a System File Checker Scan

The System File Checker scan can also fix this error because this scan checks the protected system files. It automatically checks and replaces the corrupted files with the genuine Microsoft versions.

  • Open Search and type “Command Prompt” in it.
  • Right-click to the command prompt and select “Run As Administrator.”
  • Now type here “SFC/scannow” and press Enter.

sfc scannow in cmd

  • It will start checking the system files instantly.

Method # 5: Delete the Corrupt Task

If there is a corrupt task in Task Scheduler, that can also cause this error. Use the following steps to delete the corrupt task.

  • Open “Task Scheduler” by using Search in Windows 10 and 8.
  • Here, select “Task Scheduler Library.”

Task Scheduler menu

  • In the middle pane, there will be a “Backup Task.” Delete it and close the Task Scheduler.

Method # 6: Change Service Configuration

You can also fix this error by changing the service configuration. Follow the steps below in this context.

  • Type “Command Prompt” in the Search.
  • Once it appears in search results, right-click to it and select “Run as Administrator.”

CMD Run as Administrator

  • Now, type here “SC Comfit schedule start=auto” and press Enter.
  • If you get the confirmation “[SC] ChangeServiceConfig SUCCESS” message, it means you have successfully changed the service configuration.

Method # 7: Perform a Clean Boot

Perform a clean boot to fix the Task Scheduler error. Following steps can help you perform a clean boot.

  • Press “Windows Key + R” to open Run dialogue box. Type “msconfig” here.
  • Now, open “Services” tab.
  • Check the option “Hide All Microsoft Services.”

Services tab

  • Click the option “Disable All” tab.
  • Now, select “Startup” tab.
  • Here, open the option “Open Task Manager.”
  • Close the Services and reboot your system. It will surely fix the error.

Method # 8: Create a New User Account

If you are unable to fix this error by using the methods above, create a new user account.

  • Right-click to the “Start” button and select “Settings” from here.
  • Now, select “Accounts” category.

Settings menu

  • Click the option “Add someone else to this PC” option from here.
  • Fill the form by providing accurate information and create a new user account.
  • Now, use that account to login to your PC. It will fix the error for sure.

Method # 9: Perform a Repair Install

If you repair install by using Windows Installation DVD, it will fix the error and you won’t get it any more. Follow the steps below to perform a repair install.

  • Insert the Windows Installation DVD and reboot your system.
  • Now, select boot from your DVD drive.
  • Select a language and click “Next.”
  • Now, select “Repair your Computer” option.
  • Here, select the OS you want to repair.
  • It takes around half an hour.

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