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Task Scheduler - Windows XP Service

Enables a user to configure and schedule automated tasks on your computer. If this service is stopped, these tasks will not be run at their scheduled times. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Task Scheduler
Service name:Schedule
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\schedsvc.dll
Error control:normal
Group:SchedulerGroup
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

If the Task Scheduler fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Schedule service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Task Scheduler will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Task Scheduler

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreTaskSchedulerWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the schedsvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.