Vista Task Scheduler RRS feed

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  • I want to back up my hard drive on an external hard drive. Has worked before, but now when I try to open 'task scheduler' in Windows Vista I get a pop up window saying - "Task Scheduler service is not available. Verify that the service is running". How do I verify that it is running please?
    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Wednesday, January 8, 2014 7:07 PM off topic
    Saturday, January 4, 2014 9:37 PM


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  • Hi,

    You can get to your service list by pressing Win+R to bring up the run box and typing services.msc in the box and clicking OK.

    You're asking this question in the wrong forum though, this forum is meant for feedback on the TechNet website/subscriptions, not product support. If you need additional help, I suggest posting in the Windows forums here:


    Good luck.

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Friday, January 10, 2014 4:47 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Sunday, January 26, 2014 2:12 AM
    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 2:09 PM
  • Unfortunately your post is off topic here, in the TechNet Site Feedback forum, because it is not Feedback about the TechNet Website or Subscription.  This is a standard response I’ve written up in advance to help many people (thousands, really.) who post their question in this forum in error, but please don’t ignore it.  The links I share below I’ve collected to help you get right where you need to go with your issue.

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    Moving to off topic. 

    Thanks, Mike

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    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 7:07 PM