Task Scheduler: "The remote computer was not found" error

Hi,

Task scheduler isn't working on my Windows 8.1 laptop. Whenever I open it, I get this error message that says "The remote computer was not found".
In an attempt to figure out the problem, I looked at the Services and found out that the Task Scheduler service wasn't running. Apparently one it's dependencies, "SystemEventsBroker", isn't working and won't start when I click "Start" on the SystemEventsBroker properties window, I get "Error 1083: The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service."
How can I get Task Scheduler to start working again, without having to do the Windows Refresh? Here's some screenshots of the errors: http://imgur.com/a/fb01p

Thanks!
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  1. Sounds like something or someone has killed / removed it

    Get the systemeventsbroker reg file from here and dbl click on it, import it into the registry, then reboot. Then see if it works
  2. Paul NZ said:
    Sounds like something or someone has killed / removed it

    Get the systemeventsbroker reg file from here and dbl click on it, import it into the registry, then reboot. Then see if it works



    That's the second time I've tried that and it didn't work :(

    I think the problem may related to the fact that I am supposed to have a SystemEventsBrokerServer.dll file in my System32 folder, which I don't.
  3. If you try and start the service whats the error? You may have to show hidden files to see that dll file

    In Win10 theres 2 files. The one you listed and a client.dll file
  4. Paul NZ said:
    If you try and start the service whats the error? You may have to show hidden files to see that dll file

    In Win10 theres 2 files. The one you listed and a client.dll file


    If I try to start the service, I get the 1083 error I mentioned above. I have the Client DLL, but not the Server DLL.
    I have hidden files enabled. I could try to see if I could get another copy of the DLL, but I couldn't find anywhere that didn't seem like a haven for malware :/
  5. Is there a C:\windows\sysnative folder on yours?? A copy of that server file maybe there. Its not in Win10 tho
  6. Paul NZ said:
    Is there a C:\windows\sysnative folder on yours?? A copy of that server file maybe there. Its not in Win10 tho


    No there is not.
  7. You may have to do a repair that may fix it
  8. Paul NZ said:
    You may have to do a repair that may fix it


    Repair as in startup repair?
  9. yup or open a command prompt as admin type sfc /scannow. See what it says when it finishes
  10. Paul NZ said:
    yup or open a command prompt as admin type sfc /scannow. See what it says when it finishes


    I've tried both. Startup repair fails with a message saying "Startup Repair couldn't repair your PC" , I checked the resulted log file and it came up clean.
    I also did the SFC thing and it came up clean. It has come up with something before, but I couldn't reproduce it (yet).
  11. Know anyone with the same version of 8 ?? If you do copy that file
  12. Paul NZ said:
    Know anyone with the same version of 8 ?? If you do copy that file


    I pulled up a freshly installed version of 8.1 in VirtualBox and copied the file successfully, but it still doesn't work. It did make the description for the SystemEventsBroker service show up without an error though.

    The 1083 error in the screenshot from my original post is still present.
  13. See if registering that file fixes it.

    Open a command prompt as admin type regsvr32 SystemEventsBrokerServer.dll
  14. Paul NZ said:
    See if registering that file fixes it.

    Open a command prompt as admin type regsvr32 SystemEventsBrokerServer.dll


    I get this error: http://i.imgur.com/Nl5eVyJ.png
  15. No probs. Good to hear you got it fixed !
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