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Repair Tasks beta

Rating:        Based on 15 ratings
Reviewed:  15 reviews
Downloads: 9174
Released: Aug 13, 2015
Updated: Aug 14, 2015 by Dijji
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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Release Notes

This is the first release of Repair Tasks.

I have given it beta status, because it has not been widely tested, but it should be pretty stable

Reviews for this release

It scanned and fixed 100 problems. We needed the Windows 7 backup and restore functioning and this was repaired and worked fine afterwards. This utility saved me and my customer a lot of time and expense.
by Panther69 on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:49 PM
I just created a account here on this site just to review this. Absolutely flawless and fix 142 issues. Perfect and not problems so far that I can see.
by birdman12 on Apr 22, 2016 at 1:20 AM
Thank you! Just as others noted, Windows 10 rollout was faulty as it didn't install a bunch of Lenovo drivers even though my model was listed as being Win10 capable. What a nightmare...Microsoft doing what they do best... Thanks very much for a very easy fix. You guys rock!
by neptune67 on Apr 18, 2016 at 6:44 PM
v 3.3 worked reasonably well. Repaired 88 of 120 tasks (all but a couple are MS Windows standard tasks). Haven't tested but a couple of the repaired tasks, so far so good. The failures largely fell into two camps: (1) the task XML contains a value incorrectly formatted or out of range (2) The task XML contains an unexpected node. Usually either (a) MaintenanceSettings, or (b) WnfStateChangeTrigger The original problem (task scheduler torched by 10-up / 7-down sequence) is more pernicious than I'd realized: Win7 backup is dependent on the task scheduler. Not only is any existing backup task unusable ("none configured" is what Backup claims), you cannot create any new backup task. You cannot use Windows backup to back up *anything* until repairs are effected. This utility *did* recover my existing backup task correctly, it now functions. One wish: the author would include doco describing what issues the utility tries to fix and how, and which it cannot. I know he provides source code, but for non-code-readers, a description in English would be welcome. I'm still not sure if the 'corruption' is really security, encryption, GUIDs or what.
by jkantner on Apr 6, 2016 at 3:18 AM
Fantastic bit of software. Dude - if you put a 'Donate' button on the page I'd be the first to use it!
by robgratt on Mar 8, 2016 at 11:00 PM
Having taking the fatal decision to upgrade from Windows 7 to 10, it has taken me two weeks to resolve the resulting shambles. Naturally, I rolled back to Windows 7. Today, I noticed that my scheduled backups weren't being carried out, and found (as many others have done !) that Task Scheduler had been converted to mincemeat during the upgrade (or rollback). The advice on the MS support sites is next to useless. Then I found a link to this utter gem of a utility. It downloaded and unzipped in seconds, and fixed Task Scheduler in a few seconds more. A thousand thanks !
by pheasant on Feb 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM
I'm glad I found this thread, the tool worked perfectly and was able to once again use the defragmenter tool as before, a big thanks and hopefully wont have the windows 10 fiasco again.
by ctlin on Feb 15, 2016 at 3:35 AM
Went back to Windows 7 after trying W10. "task image is corrupt ...." messages popped up when trying to do a defrag and schedule tasks. After using the RepairTasks software (which is dead simple) all problems gone. No way of knowing if the program is absolutely perfect, but in the mean time thankyou thankyou thankyou.
by JKLJKL on Jan 23, 2016 at 2:06 AM
Wow! Can't thank you enough for this program! After going to W10 and then downgrading back to W7Pro, I was dismayed when I tried to do my monthly backup and it failed. The fixes I found on the web scared me to death (I know enough about the registry to know I have no business editing it...) but this program saved my bacon. Thanks and God Bless!!!
by Snavis70 on Jan 16, 2016 at 7:17 PM
You guys are a gem. Ran it and Backup was instantly restored. What I have to question is why Microsoft issued malware in the guise of Windows 10. Not only was it incompatible with my video card, but it messed up both the Task Scheduler and Jump List. Jump list was easier to find a fix, and while it took some searching to find Codeddplex, like I said, it instantly detected and fixed the problem. Thank you again.
by jack60062 on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:21 PM
Thank heavens for this little program. I know absolutely nothing about editing the Registry and the prospect filled me with dread. Like others before me I had downgraded from Windows 10 back to Win 7 Pro and was left with a whole load of things that were now broken, one of which was the Task Scheduler. With gritted teeth I clicked on Run and hoped. Good News the first option was just Scan, no harm can be done there. 82 Corrupted Tasks found. Gritted teeth again and hit Repair. After what seemed like an eternity it said it had repaired the corrupted tasks and I no longer get the nagging "Task Image Corrupted" notices, I can create new tasks and get back into Task Scheduler. Thank you very much, as a sceptic I can now recommend your program to anyone else in a similar situation
by alanw47 on Sep 2, 2015 at 11:43 AM
This is incredible. I've been working 2 full days to fix this with NO HELP from Microsoft or Windows Support. They are CLUELESS. This is brilliant. All repaired except as another reviewer said, some irrelevant junk left over from Windows10. Never having been on this site, I failed to read the Discussions page first, so be sure to do that to save yourself follow up.
by Miami3170 on Aug 30, 2015 at 9:15 PM
I had this problem after rolling back from win10 to win7. Once I ran Repair Tasks, everything was just fine and dandy. As far as I can tell the task scheduler is now as clean as a whistle! Ron Ernie
by ronernie on Aug 29, 2015 at 3:32 PM
Went back to W7 Home Pro 64 from W10 just like previous reviewer. Immediate horror was not being able to set up a windows backup program because of task image errors, corruption, etc. I, too, searched the internet for my specific error code and found only long winded 'solutions' from MS. Whenever directions to open configsys and registry appeared, I nixed those options. I also found your solution at Windows7forum. Installed and un-zipped, then scanned my system. Repair Tasks recovered all but 8 out of 48 task errors. Saved the logs and believe the only things not fixed were goofy Windows 10 things put on by earlier upgrade, then not removed and thus not supported when I reverted back to Win 7. Since they all have XML stuff in the error, I was comforted by your site and noted that yes, all unrepaired had something to do with a new W10 feature. This utility is a lifesaver - I even shared screen shots of your site, download tab and my original task error message with my local computer doc -who had not fixed it last week when I took the box in.
by claudiad2 on Aug 29, 2015 at 2:53 AM
Went back to W7 Pro 64 from W10, will wait until MS get it sorted. Anyway, found Task Scheduler had no less than 54 errors to get through so searched the internet and found only long winded 'solutions' from MS. A subscriber from Windows7forum sent me a link to this release. Installed and un-zipped, then scanned my system. WOW, Repair Tasks recovered all but 3. I then remembered I had deleted some tasks to my recycle bin (Not knowing what I was doing) so returned them and ran scan again. All were recovered! The three unfixed are most likely ones that I have screwed up! This is an amazing program and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
by ajw1100 on Aug 24, 2015 at 3:59 PM