Task Scheduler Error 0x80090016 Keyset does not exist

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I am running Win XP Home Edition - Service Pack 2. Something happened to my
computer such that the Task Scheduler will not run scheduled tasks. I get the
error shown in the subject. I am running Norton Anti Virus 2005 with the
latest definitions with no detected viruses. I have scanned the internet and
Microsoft support for help and still can't get tasks to work. I have tired
all the suggestions and have also run regedit multiple times with no help.
Scheduled tasks from Norton Anti Virus, TV schedulers, etc all add tasks but
none of them will run.

I'm not sure what else to try. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Knowledge Base

    Error Message 0x80090016 or 0x8009000f When Trying to Schedule a TaskPSS ID Number: 246183
    Article Last Modified on 10/10/2002


    The information in this article applies to:


    Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server


    This article was previously published under Q246183
    SYMPTOMS
    When you attempt to schedule a task using the Scheduled Task tool in Control Panel, you may receive either of the following error messages:
    The new task has been created, but may not run because the account information could not be set. The specific error is:
    0x80090016: Keyset does not exist.
    The new task has been created, but may not run because the account information could not be set. The specific error is:
    0x8009000f: Object already exists.
    CAUSE
    This behavior occurs because the Protected Storage service is not started or running on the Windows 2000-based computer.
    RESOLUTION
    To resolve this issue, start the Protected Storage service using either of the following methods:
    Use the Compmgmt.msc snap-in.
    Type the following command at a command prompt:
    net start "protected storage"

    NOTE: If the Crypto subsystem has become corrupt it may be necessary to backup the following key, delete it, and then reboot your computer:
    HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Providers\Type 001
    Keywords: kberrmsg kbprb KB246183
    Technology: kbwin2000AdvServ kbwin2000AdvServSearch kbwin2000DataServ kbwin2000DataServSearch kbwin2000Pro kbwin2000ProSearch kbwin2000Search kbwin2000Serv kbwin2000ServSearch kbWinAdvServSearch kbWinDataServSearch


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    "spelunker76" <spelunker76@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:96089306-6A67-47F9-953F-141615C7DF62@microsoft.com...
    >I am running Win XP Home Edition - Service Pack 2. Something happened to my
    > computer such that the Task Scheduler will not run scheduled tasks. I get the
    > error shown in the subject. I am running Norton Anti Virus 2005 with the
    > latest definitions with no detected viruses. I have scanned the internet and
    > Microsoft support for help and still can't get tasks to work. I have tired
    > all the suggestions and have also run regedit multiple times with no help.
    > Scheduled tasks from Norton Anti Virus, TV schedulers, etc all add tasks but
    > none of them will run.
    >
    > I'm not sure what else to try. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I already found this article and the protected
    storage serves is already started. This and most of the article I have found
    are about Win2000. I am having this problem with Win XP. I still need help.
    Thanks.

    "David Candy" wrote:

    > Knowledge Base
    >
    > Error Message 0x80090016 or 0x8009000f When Trying to Schedule a TaskPSS ID Number: 246183
    > Article Last Modified on 10/10/2002
    >
    >
    > The information in this article applies to:
    >
    >
    > Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    > Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    > Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    > Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    >
    >
    >
    > This article was previously published under Q246183
    > SYMPTOMS
    > When you attempt to schedule a task using the Scheduled Task tool in Control Panel, you may receive either of the following error messages:
    > The new task has been created, but may not run because the account information could not be set. The specific error is:
    > 0x80090016: Keyset does not exist.
    > The new task has been created, but may not run because the account information could not be set. The specific error is:
    > 0x8009000f: Object already exists.
    > CAUSE
    > This behavior occurs because the Protected Storage service is not started or running on the Windows 2000-based computer.
    > RESOLUTION
    > To resolve this issue, start the Protected Storage service using either of the following methods:
    > Use the Compmgmt.msc snap-in.
    > Type the following command at a command prompt:
    > net start "protected storage"
    >
    > NOTE: If the Crypto subsystem has become corrupt it may be necessary to backup the following key, delete it, and then reboot your computer:
    > HKEY_USERS\.Default\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\Providers\Type 001
    > Keywords: kberrmsg kbprb KB246183
    > Technology: kbwin2000AdvServ kbwin2000AdvServSearch kbwin2000DataServ kbwin2000DataServSearch kbwin2000Pro kbwin2000ProSearch kbwin2000Search kbwin2000Serv kbwin2000ServSearch kbWinAdvServSearch kbWinDataServSearch
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Send feedback to Microsoft
    > © 2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    >
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    > http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
    > =================================================
    > "spelunker76" <spelunker76@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:96089306-6A67-47F9-953F-141615C7DF62@microsoft.com...
    > >I am running Win XP Home Edition - Service Pack 2. Something happened to my
    > > computer such that the Task Scheduler will not run scheduled tasks. I get the
    > > error shown in the subject. I am running Norton Anti Virus 2005 with the
    > > latest definitions with no detected viruses. I have scanned the internet and
    > > Microsoft support for help and still can't get tasks to work. I have tired
    > > all the suggestions and have also run regedit multiple times with no help.
    > > Scheduled tasks from Norton Anti Virus, TV schedulers, etc all add tasks but
    > > none of them will run.
    > >
    > > I'm not sure what else to try. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    >
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