schtask.exe comes up during shut sown RRS feed

  • Question


    I do not have a clue on what is causing this nor how to correct ir. Please assist

    Thanks in Advance

    Ernest Martin


    Friday, October 3, 2008 3:21 PM

All replies

  • Hi


    Can you give us more details about what exactly you are seeing?


    Is this an error message or?


    Does this appear on the shutdown screen or before the shutdown screen appears?


    Have you created or changed any of the scheduled tasks recently?


    Let us know.


    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button at the top of this message.

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Friday, October 3, 2008 9:53 PM
  • This happens on the desktop before Vista actually shuts downs seconds later. It happens so fast that I can't even write it down as it appears I will try several attempts after posting this and do my best to find out the exact message.

    I haven't created any tasks, I don't know how. But I didc hange Defragmenter to "not run on a schedule"

    Could that be what is triggering it?

    Thanks in advance I'll post the exact thing it says in a few minutes.

    Ernest Martin



    Friday, October 3, 2008 10:15 PM
  • schtasks.exe application failed to initialize properly.


    Tuesday, October 7, 2008 2:57 PM
  • Hi


    OK, I was hoping that it would give us some information about what task was misbehaving?


    Follow these steps.

    1. Go to Control Panel, select the Classic View in the Tasks Pane. Double click the Administrators Tools. Double click the Event Viewer.


    2. In the Event Viewer, expand Custom Views and select Administrative Events.


    3. In the right side, look for any lines that display a 'Red Icon' error that mentions the task scheduler and corresponds to the last date and time that this error occured. If you find one, double click the event to see the details. At the lower left corner of the details window, click the Copy Button. Paste the results back here in a reply.


    Let me know what you find.


    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button at the top of this message.

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008 3:45 PM
  • Lognavn:       Application
    Kilde:         Application Error
    Dato:          01-09-2008 17:25:47
    Hændelses-id:  1000
    Niveau:        Fejl
    Nøgleord:      Klassisk
    Bruger:        I/T
    Computer:      Snitse-PC
    Program med fejl schtasks.exe, version 6.0.6001.18000, tidsstempel 0x47918d42, modul med fejl kernel32.dll, version 6.0.6001.18000, tidsstempel 0x4791a7a6, undtagelseskode 0xc0000142, forskydning med fejl 0x00009cac, proces-id 0xd10, programmets starttidspunkt 0x01c90c46ff725200.
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
        <Provider Name="Application Error" />
        <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2008-09-01T15:25:47.000Z" />
        <Security />

    Sunday, October 12, 2008 8:11 PM
  • Hello- I am having the same problem as described on this post.  Has anyone figured out how to fix this?


    Thursday, November 13, 2008 5:31 PM
  • I may be a bit late here.

    No, this is still a problem, it is recgonised by Microsoft as a problem (search the error in the Microsoft site and you can find it), they tell us not to worry, but no fixes.

    I'm starting to worry.


    Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:29 PM
  • Has been any progress with this problem? I started having the same thing occur a couple weeks ago.

    Friday, October 16, 2009 1:02 AM
  • I've got the same problem when I shut Vista down, I think it appears when something is running and you try to shut it down, normally the screen goes black and it asks wether you would like to force shutdown, but I'm not sure. I have searched through Event Viewer but there are no errors relating to this problem. Has anybody been able to work out whats causing it?




    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:04 PM