Turning Off and Pausing the Task Scheduler
Windows 95/98/98SE all default to install the Task Scheduler. This scheduler can cause some real problems especially when you have a task scheduled to run and it runs at the same time you are performing a disk defrag. Of course, then you wonder why that defrag is taking such a long time to complete.
The Task Scheduler can be easily paused by simply doing a right click on the Scheduler icon listed in the Tray (bottom right side of your desktop screen). Then just select the Pause option.
The two ways to turn off or disable the Task Scheduler are:
- First Method: Right-click on the Scheduler icon in the task tray. Then select the Open option.
- Then select the Advanced list.
- Select "Stop Using Task Scheduler" to disable or turn off the Task Scheduler. Also notice that there are other options available to pause, notify, or view the log.
- Second Method: Left-click on the Start button, select Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Scheduled Tasks.
- Then select the Advanced list and choose the "Stop" option to turn off the Task Schedule.
The Task Scheduler can be simply renabled by opening it up again through the Second Method.
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Date of last revision: 31 July 2001.