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Maintenance and Schedule Tasks Broken

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Maintenance and Schedule Tasks Broken


    I recently rolled my system back to Windows 8.1 (from 10). When I try to run system maintenance, I receive:"Windows is unable to start maintenance. The maintenance scheduler is unavailable."Following the corrective steps on MS's site, I tried to open Task Scheduler and see:
    "MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it"...

    The system at this point freezes.
    I also occasionally see:
    "Task Adobe Acrobat Update Task - The task XML contains a value which is incorrectly formatted or out of range."

    Running the Troubleshooter obviously doesn't help.

    I'd really appreciate any help on this.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Did you try sfc /scannow & the DISM repair? Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Run sfc /Scannow first, then Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth reboot and then run sfc /scannow after logging back in. You need to run both of these commands as an Administrator in cmd (Windows Key + "X").
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I was having so many additional problems, e.g. Windows Update stop working, I just decided to restore a system image backup of 8.1.
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Again, did you try the two procedures I posted? Going on about it not working, does not solve the issue.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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