Task Scheduler failed to start Additional Data: Error Value: 2147942658.


  • Hello All,

    I am creating a windows schedule task using my C# program. All the properties of the schedule I am setting via that program. Everything was fine and all the created scheduled ran successfully. 

    But suddenly I am getting the below error when I ran the schedule.

    Task Scheduler failed to start "\MYSchedule_Test2" task for user "WINmachine\administrator". Additional Data: Error Value: 2147942658.

    I am running my program Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

    Thank You!

    Best Regards,


    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:47 AM

All replies

  • Since the task is not starting, your code does not run.  Therefore this is nothing to do with C#.

    Try a system administration style forum or just google your error.

    Paul Linton

    Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:26 AM
  • Though this is not the forum to contact for this...  I've seen this error and the cause is that the user credentials are corrupted in the scheduler.  To fix it is to re-enter the administrator and password password in the shceduled task in Tash Scheduler.  To trigger Task Scheduler to prompt for the credentials make a small change to the task in Task Scheduler
    Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:00 AM
  • Hi PaulDAndrea,

    If I reenter the credentials then the schedule is running. 

    I am sure why the credentials got corrupted. 

    Thanks and Best Regards


    Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:20 PM