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Task Scheduler

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help' started by mthkumudo, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. mthkumudo

    mthkumudo Established Techie7 Member

    I have been trying access the Task Scheduler on my wife's laptop and what I get is a window stating. "The remote computer was not found"

    I'm sure that the tasks I installed are not working and I'm trying to defragment the drives. When I put Disk Defragment in Start search the window comes up but shows that I cannot access any schedule tasiks.

  2. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Did it used to work fine and suddenly stop? Can you manually run Defrag?

    See Schedule Disk Defragmenter to run regularly.

    That said, I personally am not a fan regularly scheduled defragging because the system does not clean out potentially 1000s of tiny temporary files first. And I feel that is counter-productive to an effective defragging. And the reality is, you don't need regular defragging if you have lots of free disk space - and disk space is cheap.
  3. mthkumudo

    mthkumudo Established Techie7 Member

    What I get on her computer is"Disk Defragmneter cannot start because the Task Scheduler Service is not running, Try again later,"

    I've tried many times with the same results. I can not start the Disk Deftranmenter manually because I get the same message. Years ago on one of my older computers I was able to manually defrag by hitting one of the f buttons repeatedly when I rebooted.

    Sorry for the delay in answering, had to take my wife to hospital and was there with her for a day. Everything fine now, just tired.
  4. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    I am glad your wife is fine.

    As for the TS problem, not having much luck for you. I found this which may have a solution for you.