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You receive error message 0x80090016 or error message 0x8009000f when you try to schedule a task
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NoticeThis article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center
(http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.com%2fwin2000)is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy
When you attempt to schedule a task using the Scheduled Task tool in Control Panel, you may receive either of the following error messages:
This behavior occurs because the Protected Storage service is not started or running on the Windows 2000-based computer.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756To resolve this issue:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows