Sharepoint 2010 Timer Service Error

I am hoping someone can help.  I continually get the same errors in my system log and cannot figure out what is causing it.

EventID 7031
The Sharepoint 2010 Timer service terminated unexpectedly.

EventID 7024
The Sharepoint 2010 Timer service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147467259

Please help if you know what could be causing this.  I am running SP2010 in a farm solution.  Sharepoint on one server and sql running on another server.  Everything else seems to be working fine.
APWIP-AdminAsked:
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Yes, it needs to be in the Farm Admin group.  As a best practice, it shouldn't be in the Local Admin group (except for when you provision the user profile app).
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psv1973Commented:
You might want to have a look in the SharePoint logs. These live in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\LOGS
The log location might have been changed..

You could use ULS Viewer to do this:
http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/ULSViewer

Simply install it. run it and Click Ctrl-U and click on Ok.
Most likely it will tell you waht the issue is. Feel free to post the entries here. .
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Does this happen at specific times during the day?  Or random?
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APWIP-AdminAuthor Commented:
It happens every 3 minutes continually.
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APWIP-AdminAuthor Commented:
By the way all the log files are empty.  They show 0KB and when opened there is nothing inside.
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Sounds like a password issue.  Is your timer service running as an AD account?  If so, did the password get changed?
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psv1973Commented:
Can you check in Central Admin - Diagnostic logging. You're logs might either havemoved to a differnt location or logging has been disabled.
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APWIP-AdminAuthor Commented:
The timer service is running on an AD account created for it.  The service (Under Services) is showing as started which means the password is correct.
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Manually stop and start it from services.msc and see if it throws an error.
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APWIP-AdminAuthor Commented:
I have already done that.  No errors when manually stopped and started.  Just get the above errors every 3 minutes.
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Is the timer service account explicitely listed in the farm admin group?  Have you tried adding the account to the local admin group (this shouldnt be required, but just as a test)?
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psv1973Commented:
Has this worked before or has this suddenly stopped working?
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APWIP-AdminAuthor Commented:
The user is not in the farm admin group nor in the local admin group.  SHould I just put in the farm admin group only.
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APWIP-AdminAuthor Commented:
It has been 6 minutes and I have not seen it.  That looks like it may have fixed the issue.  Thanks for your help.
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