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322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
When you try to start the Task Scheduler service from the services console on either Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003 computers, the Task Scheduler fails. Additionally, you receive the following error messages:
Could not start the Task Scheduler service on Local Computer. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
Could not start the Task Scheduler service on Local Computer.Error 123: The Filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
This issue occurs if the following registry entries are modified incorrectly:
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
To resolve this issue, reset the registry entries to their default values. To do this, follow the steps for the appropriate server.
Windows Server 2000
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following key in the registry: