W2K SP4's Task Scheduler won't start because of "System error 1083has occurred."

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Setup' started by Ant, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Ant

    Ant Guest

    Hello.

    I am having a problem with an old Dell Optiplex desktop that is using
    old Windows 2000 SP4 (all critical updates). I noticed event logs say it
    has problems starting Windows' Task Scheduler service. I can't turn it
    on manually through GUI and command line. Here is what I saw in cmd.exe:

    C:\>net start
    These Windows 2000 services are started:

    Alerter
    ASF Agent
    Automatic Updates
    COM+ Event System
    Computer Browser
    DefWatch
    DHCP Client
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    DNS Client
    Event Log
    Iap
    Intel(R) NMS
    Internet Connection Sharing
    IPSEC Policy Agent
    Logical Disk Manager
    Machine Debug Manager
    Messenger
    Network Connections
    Norton AntiVirus Client
    Plug and Play
    Print Spooler
    Protected Storage
    Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
    Remote Access Connection Manager
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    Remote Registry Service
    Removable Storage
    RunAs Service
    Security Accounts Manager
    Server
    Still Image Service
    System Event Notification
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service
    Telephony
    Windows Management Instrumentation
    Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions
    WMDM PMSP Service
    Workstation

    The command completed successfully.


    C:\>net start "task scheduler"
    System error 1083 has occurred.

    The executable program that this service is configured to run in does
    not implement the service.


    Any ideas on how to fix this? Thank you in advance. :)
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    I'd check the system event log for clues.


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    Ant Guest

    I did. It says the same thing. Is there something else?

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    Dave Patrick Guest

    There are no other errors?


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    Dave Patrick, Jun 21, 2008
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    Ant Guest

    I don't know how much this helps, but here you go from today's logs:

    6/21/2008 11:32:42 AM BROWSER Information None 8033 N/A DELLOPTIPLEX The
    browser has forced an election on network
    \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{6B0D672A-0F80-4241-9099-DB1469B7D4FF} because a
    master browser was stopped.
    6/21/2008 11:32:42 AM Tcpip Information None 4202 N/A DELLOPTIPLEX The
    system detected that network adapter D-Link AirPlus DWL-120+ Wireless
    USB Adapter was disconnected from the network, and the adapter's network
    configuration has been released. If the network adapter was not
    disconnected, this may indicate that it has malfunctioned. Please
    contact your vendor for updated drivers.
    6/21/2008 11:12:16 AM Service Control Manager Error None 7000 N/A
    DELLOPTIPLEX The Task Scheduler service failed to start due to the
    following error:
    The executable program that this service is configured to run in does
    not implement the service.
    6/21/2008 11:07:02 AM Service Control Manager Error None 7000 N/A
    DELLOPTIPLEX The Task Scheduler service failed to start due to the
    following error:
    The executable program that this service is configured to run in does
    not implement the service.
    6/21/2008 11:05:16 AM Service Control Manager Error None 7000 N/A
    DELLOPTIPLEX The Task Scheduler service failed to start due to the
    following error:
    The executable program that this service is configured to run in does
    not implement the service.
    6/21/2008 11:01:47 AM Tcpip Information None 4201 N/A DELLOPTIPLEX The
    system detected that network adapter D-Link AirPlus DWL-120+ Wireless
    USB Adapter was connected to the network, and has initiated normal
    operation over the network adapter.
    6/21/2008 11:00:16 AM Service Control Manager Error None 7000 N/A
    DELLOPTIPLEX The Task Scheduler service failed to start due to the
    following error:
    The executable program that this service is configured to run in does
    not implement the service.
    6/21/2008 10:59:51 AM EventLog Information None 6005 N/A DELLOPTIPLEX
    The Event log service was started.
    6/21/2008 10:59:51 AM EventLog Information None 6009 N/A DELLOPTIPLEX
    Microsoft (R) Windows 2000 (R) 5.0 2195 Service Pack 4 Uniprocessor Free.
    6/21/2008 10:58:57 AM Tcpip Error None 4191 N/A DELLOPTIPLEX IP could
    not open the registry key for adapter
    TCPIP\Parameters\Adapters\NDISWANIP. Interfaces on this adapter will not
    be initialized.
    6/21/2008 10:58:22 AM EventLog Information None 6006 N/A DELLOPTIPLEX
    The Event log service was stopped.
    6/21/2008 10:37:05 AM ipnathlp Error None 31008 N/A DELLOPTIPLEX The DNS
    proxy agent was unable to read the local list of name-resolution servers
    from the registry. The data is the error code.
    6/21/2008 10:35:46 AM Tcpip Information None 4201 N/A DELLOPTIPLEX The
    system detected that network adapter D-Link AirPlus DWL-120+ Wireless
    USB Adapter was connected to the network, and has initiated normal
    operation over the network adapter.
    6/21/2008 10:22:39 AM Service Control Manager Error None 7000 N/A
    DELLOPTIPLEX The Task Scheduler service failed to start due to the
    following error:
    The executable program that this service is configured to run in does
    not implement the service.
    6/21/2008 10:22:15 AM EventLog Information None 6005 N/A DELLOPTIPLEX
    The Event log service was started.
    6/21/2008 10:22:15 AM EventLog Information None 6009 N/A DELLOPTIPLEX
    Microsoft (R) Windows 2000 (R) 5.0 2195 Service Pack 4 Uniprocessor Free.
    6/21/2008 10:21:16 AM Tcpip Error None 4191 N/A DELLOPTIPLEX IP could
    not open the registry key for adapter
    TCPIP\Parameters\Adapters\NDISWANIP. Interfaces on this adapter will not
    be initialized.
    ....
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    These may help you.

    How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=292175

    What an In-Place Windows 2000 Upgrade Changes and What It Does Not Change
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=306952

    Be sure to apply SP4 and these two below to your repair install before
    connecting to any network. Internet included. (sasser, msblast)
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/6/A/E6A04295-D2A8-40D0-A0C5-241BFECD095E/W2KSP4_EN.EXE
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-043.mspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-049.mspx

    Then

    Rollup 1 for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en



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  7. Ant

    Ant Guest

    Um, why do I have to reinstall? Is there no way to fix it without that
    method? Everything seems to work fine. I know it is an old OS and had
    malware attacks in the past (cleaned them up with various tools/programs
    (e.g., SpyBot, Ad-Aware, NAV CE, SuperAntiSpyware).


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    Dave Patrick Guest

    This procedure isn't a clean install though that may be next.



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    Dave Patrick, Jun 22, 2008
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    Well, I would like to other ways instead of doing reinstall/major repairs.
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    Ant, Jun 22, 2008
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  10. You previously reported that the machine had been the subject of
    various malware attacks, and that you subsequently cleaned up the
    damage. It is a common misconception that all damage done by
    viruses and malware can be removed. This is incorrect. If the
    cleaning program knows exactly what alteration was performed
    in which file or registry key then a full recovery is possible. If not
    then some subtle damage may remain. It's the same with the human
    body - ever seen the face of a person previously afflicted with
    smallpox? To me an infected machine is a compromised machine -
    I would immediately replace its OS with a clean image (which
    I always create shortly after the initial installation).

    If I was in your position then I would do this, in the following order:

    - Type these two terms into a Google search box and check the first
    20 or 30 hits:
    "The executable program that this service is configured to run" Scheduler

    - Follow Dave Patricks advice and perform a repair installation.

    - Re-install Windows from scratch.
     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Jun 22, 2008
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  11. Ant

    Dave Patrick Guest

    The damage may be irreparable. This is your best shot at it.


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    Dave Patrick, Jun 22, 2008
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