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Task Scheduler Service Does Not Start
Article ID: 215937 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q215937
When you start Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Task Scheduler may not start. When this occurs, you may see the following information in the Task Scheduler log file:
When you use Task Scheduler to schedule a program, the program may not start. When this occurs, you may receive the following error message:
An error has occurred that will negatively affect the operation of the service.
The specific error is: 0x00000002: The system cannot find the file specified. Try using the Task page Browse button to locate the application.
If you click Yes, you may receive the following error message:
The service is currently stopped. No tasks will run unless the service is started. Do you want to start the service?
Unable to start the service.
This behavior can occur if the volume label for your hard disk is the same as the name of the current Windows folder. For example, this behavior can occur if Windows is installed in the C:\Windows folder and the volume label for drive C is Windows.
Change the volume label for drive C. To change the volume label:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.