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Hello I am using Windows XP Professional, Task Scheduler is not working Live updates with Norton Antivirus don't work I have no problem with running a manual update. I have tried making a new task in Scheduled Tasks to run the calculator at start up this failed to run. I also think that the automatic windows update is not working.

Thanks in advance Graham
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Is Task Scheduler service started under Services (in Computer Management)? RPC needs to be started too, since if you look thru the dependeicies of task scheduler, it's listed there. Also, make sure Event Log is started. I know it doesn't seem related but trust me, it's related.

Did you also try to use the "at" command line scheduler to see if you can start a few processes that way? Type at command prompt: "at /?" for more information
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Thanks for the info I have run msconfig/services Task Scheduler is running so is Event Log.

Under Remote Procedure Call (PRC) there are two lines

1)Procedure Call (PRC) Locator the status is stoped.

2)Procedure Call (PRC) running.

this line is missing the Locator

as regards your comment regarding the command line schedule command prompt I do not understand this maybe you can give me step by step instuctions.

Regards Graham
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this may help
http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q310715
tasks will not run with a blank password

and troubleshooting
http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q308558
run the task and allow it to interact with the desktop
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Hi again I have already  tried the blank password fix all the settings under the Q308558 seem to be ok
Graham
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Why don't you start with posting to the proper thread. This is win98, you question is about winXP...logic, therefore dictates, that you should psot your XP question in the XP arena...when I see it there I'll resolve you task scheduler problem...

Cheers.
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Dear jatcan, sorry I did not see XP arena,

don't bother your tiny little head with an answer,

there are other people only to  willing to help who are not so small minded.
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What version of Norton?  Prior versions are not compatible with XP.
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Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 2001 Is Not Compatible with Windows XP (Q286601)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q286601
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Thanks for the thought I am running Norton 2002 this is compatible with Windows XP I have visited the Norton Web site and looked through there FAQ I have carried out there suggestions, unfortunately to no avail. If I can't sort it I can always do a manual virus definitions update and the same with Windows.
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Check for viruses
http://security2.norton.com/ssc/vc_about.asp?j=1&langid=us&venid=sym&plfid=20&pkj=UDHFIZTYMWPAZTJWUFJ

Xp task manager can be problematic.
Make an account other than  yours to run scheduled tasks. Reschedule tasks using the account you created Make sure to give this account the proper permissions to run services.

You may need to repair xp
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/2899

Remove and reinstall Norton
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Sheesh, all I did was ask you to follow normal (and logical procedure) and you go and get all personal on me with the insults. It shows who really has the tiny head. BTW, I found the fix to your problem, matter of fact I have faced it here at work on several occasions. To bad you're so insulting, you'll get nothing from me. BOY, it sure is great to be able to talk to the ignorant people the way they deserve it, I couldn't get away with this at wok. Thanks dork..uuuhhhh, I mean "yours-truly'...for giving me the opportunity to speak with a dork, uuhhhh...I mean tiny head...the way it deserves.

Cheers ... hope you have a fun time looking for what I found over a year ago.
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I note your comment, as one would expect it is in a similar vain to your other.
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jatcan
your immaturity is blossoming, regardless what your age is.
The espression is "What goes around comes around" so the next time you get an attitude from someone, just think back to this question and the fact that you deserve it, all of it, whatever it is being trown at you at that time.
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Thanks centev, I could not have put that better myself.

A much better comment from jatcan would have been to offer an answer and mention if I have any further questions regarding Windows XP posts it in the correct section.

Anyway I have read the relevant info centev posted altered some settings, checked the SchedLgU.Txt file and noted

"Symantec NetDetect.job" (NDETECT.EXE)
     Finished 25/06/2002 06:05:00
     Result: The task completed with an exit code of (65).
[ ***** Most recent entry is above this line ***** ]

so it now appears to be working I therefore say thank you to centev and award you the points.

Regards Graham
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I have added comments
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Glad to have been of help.

>>>>>A much better comment from jatcan would have been to offer an answer and mention if I have any further questions regarding Windows XP posts it in the correct section.

Totally in agreement.

In deference to jatcan, he/she may have been having a bad day (I know I have my share of them) and was caught up in a roller coaster.

Good luck to all.
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So, it's asking to much for someone to post in the topic area that relates to their question? My first post was not insulting or demeaning. I simply stated that he should use the proper threads for these forums. Then HE insulted me. AND, when I try to protect myself from HIS insult you all construe that into me doing something wrong? Did anyone here know that it takes 128 compliments to negate the negative mental effect of 1 insult? He is wrong, and you all are also, from a logical human "lets all be nice to one another" point of view that is. If you come from a "who cares" pointy of view or a "so what" point of view then you're no better than him.

AND, centerv "immaturity" has it's strong points as well, think like a kid, live like a kid, have fun, don't take things to seriously, 'cause when you die none of it matters anyway. I like my attitude, so do the people who know me. AND, one more time, it sure feels fine to be able to speak to a dork like he deserves.

Cheers All, have fun!
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Well jatcan
I guess you weren't having a bad day.
I read your first comment the same way and yes I see it as insulting and demeaning.

Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing, but it does not give you the right to yell "fire" in a crowed assembly.

You live, you die, and its what's in between that counts.
If that doesn't matter, I want to be there when you're driving and someone gives you the finger (or similar situation)and see if you keep that "je ne sai qoi" attitude.

This is my last comment here.
Have fun as well.
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Yeah, my last comment also, I laugh at people like that, drove for UPS for 4.5 yrs, 5-ton truck, that kindof experience teaches you patience beleive me...

Cheers.
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jatcan, if you flame someone, and get flamed back, why is it that is bothers you, it is human nature that we are insulted and return the same, but keeping at it is where the downfall is.  

If you do not understand, simply ignore the flame, and it stops right there.  I find it terribly interesting that when people will hide behind a made up name and saying things you would never say to someone's face, and if you are one of the few who do, then I would imagine you have been decked a few times.

For what it's worth, this is my introspective of the situation.

Regards,
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Yes, I DO understand, but my original post was NOT intened as a flame or a jab or a insult or anything other than what it is, a request to do the logical thing and post in the proper threads. HE insulted me directly in his reply. What is wrong with HIM asking if I meant it in an insulting way BEFORE he lashed out at me...sorta like condemning the owner of the home because the burglar riped on the stairs and broke his leg on the way out the door with the goods...isn't it? Sheesh....Unsubscribe me from this thread PLUUUhhease!
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jatcan, this was to YOU, that was not my intention, and sorry for the mistake, this was meant for all here.

CT
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************* Name and address removed by Netminder *************

Anybody who wants to "deck" me for saying or doing the right thing is only to welcome to come and try it. I don't hide from anything, the only animal in life I fear, so far, is hornets, yellowjackets to be specific; had a bad experience once that I'd rather not repeat. I am home from work at approx. 3PM and leave at 5AM  Monday to Friday, can't guarantee my whereabouts on the weekends. SO, if someone would like to have a go at me, it's better to attempt that during the weekdays.

CT- I DO understand, and thanks for your clarification.
Now, can you please un-subscribe me from this thread, it seems the un-subscribe button has disappeared.

Cheers.
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*********** Name and address removed by Netminder ***********

Anybody who wants to "deck" me for saying or doing the right thing is only to welcome to come and try it. I don't hide from anything, the only animal in life I fear, so far, is hornets, yellowjackets to be specific; had a bad experience once that I'd rather not repeat. I am home from work at approx. 3PM and leave at 5AM  Monday to Friday, can't guarantee my whereabouts on the weekends. SO, if someone would like to have a go at me, it's better to attempt that during the weekdays.

CT- I DO understand, and thanks for your clarification.
Now, can you please un-subscribe me from this thread, it seems the un-subscribe button has disappeared.

Cheers.
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