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Article ID: 321120 - Last Review: May 18, 2007 - Revision: 1.3

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If you use the Schtasks.exe command-line tool to schedule a task between 00:00 and 00:59, the task appears as "Never."


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389  ( ) How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name
   30-Apr-2002  10:29  5.1.2600.44  113,664  Schtasks.exe
   17-Apr-2002  18:52  5.1.2600.43   13,312  Xpsp1res.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.


Task that you schedule in the first 59 seconds (for example, at 00:00:10) are still displayed as "Never." The first 59 seconds are not valid for scheduling tasks. You can schedule tasks during these times only by using Schtasks.exe.

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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