Task Scheduler not running tasks

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Peter Kinross
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Task Scheduler not running tasks

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Boy Win 10 can cause some headaches. I am averaging 2 - 3 re-starts per day since installing it 2 weeks ago. V frustrating.
Latest frustration, my backup software is warning me that 'Task Scheduler service is not running'. Indeed when I look, TS hasn't run anything in the last 24 hours.
Anyone have any ideas?
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What happens when you start the Task Scheduler service again? Do tasks run?

Otherwise have a look in the System Event Log, to see if there is any information about why it stops...
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I have re-booted several times, which, I assume, should re-start TS. But still get that message from my backup software (Backup4All5).
Can't see TS in Task manager - I assume that it should be visible there.
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Task Scheduler shows as "schedule" on the Services tab of Task Manager, and, yes, it should be running.
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Thanks John, but "Schedule" doesn't appear in Task Manager, yet Task Scheduler is shown as running in Services.
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Task Scheduler should be listed under Windows Processes > Service Host: Local System in the Processes tab of Task Manager. You have to expand Service Host: Local System in order to see it, it is not in the main list.
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Thanks Hans. It was there.
How on earth did you know that? U N B E L I E V A B L E! Thanks again.

So it looks like it is Backup4All that is causing the dialog saying that TS service is not running.
I will report back when they give me a fix.
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Services are usually listed under one of the Service Host:... entries, so I expanded those until I found Task Scheduler.
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