Top 3 Ways To Fix Task Scheduler Service Is Not Available In Windows 10

In this article, learn how to fix “Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler will attempt to reconnect to it.” error message for Task Scheduler in Windows 10.

Many users have reported that Task Manager is not working correctly on their Windows 10 system. For an instance, when you open Task Manager, an error message pops up saying “Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler will attempt to reconnect to it.

Task Scheduler Service Is Not Available In Windows 10

Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler will attempt to reconnect to it

If you try to tap OK then the error message will again appear instantaneously and even if you attempt to close the error dialog box you will again get the same error. If your system is also getting this issue, you can try out fixes mentioned below:

How To Fix Task Scheduler Service Is Not Available In Windows 10

Method 1. Using Services Snap-in

Step 1. Press Windows Key + R and type services.msc in the run dialog box. Click OK to open Services snap-in.

Step 2. When the Services window opens, locate Task Scheduler service. Right-click on the service and select Property to open its property sheet.

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Step 3. In the Services window, set the Startup type to Automatic and then click Start to initiate the service. Click Apply > OK.

Fix Task Scheduler Service Is Not Available In Windows 10

Step 4. Close Services snap-in and restart the machine.

After restarting your computer, check and you’ll find the error is resolved.

Method 2. Using Registry Editor

Step 1. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit in run dialog box. Click OK to open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. Go to following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Schedule

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Step 3. Find Start name registry DWORD (REG_DWORD). Then double-click on it changes its value.

Note: If you can’t search for the corresponding key then right-click in an empty area in the right window and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) value.

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Step 4. In Edit DWORD Value box, type 4 and click OK.

You can now close Registry Editor and reboot your computer. After reboot, the error has gone.

Method 3. Delete Corrupted Task Scheduler Tree Cache

Step 1. Open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Browse the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree

Step 3. Right-click on Tree Key and rename it to Tree.2. Then again open Task Scheduler to check if the error message still pops up or not.

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If the error doesn’t occur this means an entry under Tree key is corrupted and you need to find out which one.

Step 4. Now, rename Tree.2 back to Tree and then expand this registry key.

Step 5. Under Tree registry key, rename each key to .2 and each time you rename a particular key open the Task Scheduler and check if you’re able to fix the error message, keep doing this until the error message no longer occurs.

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Note: In the most cases, it seems like the issue is with Adobe Flash Player Updater and renaming it seems to solve the issue. However, I would recommend you should troubleshoot this issue by following the above steps.

Step 6. After determining the entries which are causing the Task Scheduler error, delete them and the problem will be resolved.

That’s about it. I hope after the following advice, you would be able to easy to fix “Task Scheduler service is not available. Task Scheduler will attempt to reconnect to it” error message in Windows 10/8/7. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Top 3 Ways To Fix Task Scheduler Service Is Not Available In Windows 10
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