Fix The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with

Fix The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with

Fix The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with: When you try to run Specific Task under Task Scheduler it may give you an error message “The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with.” The message itself specifies that the Task is corrupted or some 3rd party app might be messing with your Task Scheduler Tasks. This error usually occurs when users are trying to configure backup on their system but suddenly this error pops up. You won’t be able to run this specific task as it’s corrupted and the only way to deal with this error is to delete the corrupted task.

Fix The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with

Task Scheduler is a feature of Microsoft Windows that provides the ability to schedule the launch of apps or programs at a specific time or after a particular event. But sometimes it doesn’t recognize some of the tasks because either they have been tampered with or the task image is corrupted. So without wasting any time let’s see how to actually fix this Task Scheduler error message with the below-listed troubleshooting steps.

Note: If you are getting User_Feed_Synchronization Task error then directly go to Method 5.

Fix The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Delete the corrupted task in Registry

Note: Make Registry backup if you are going to do changes in the registry.

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree

3.The Task that is causing the error message “The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with” in the Task Scheduler should be listed in the Tree sub-key.

The Task that is causing the error should be listed in the Tree subkey right click on it and select delete

4.Right-click on the Registry Key that is causing the problem and select Delete.

5.If you’re not sure which key it is then under Tree registry key, rename each key to .old and each time you rename a particular key open the Task Scheduler and see if you’re able to fix the error message, keep doing this until the error message no longer appears.

Under Tree registry key rename each key to .old

6.One of the 3rd party tasks might get corrupted because of which the error is caused.

7.Now delete the entries which are causing the Task Scheduler error and the issue will be resolved.

Method 2: Manually Delete the WindowsBackup file

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt with admin rights

2.Type the following command in cmd and hit Enter after each one:

cd %windir%\system32\tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsBackup

del AutomaticBackup

del “Windows Backup Monitor”

3.Reboot your PC to save changes and again open Windows backup which should run without any errors.

If a specific task is creating the error “The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with” then you could manually delete the task by navigating to the following location:

1.Press Windows Key + R then type the following and click OK:

%windir%\system32\Tasks

2.If it’s a Microsoft task then open the Microsoft folder from above location and delete the specific task.

Manually locate the task causing the error in Task Scheduler in Windows System32 Task folder

3.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 3: Repair Corrupted Tasks in Task Scheduler

Download this Tool which automatically fixes all the issues with the Task Scheduler and will Fix The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with error.

If there are some errors which this tool is not able to fix then manually delete those task in order successfully fix all the issue with Tas Scheduler.

Method 4: Re-Create Task Scheduler

Note: This will delete all the Tasks and you will have to create all the Task again in Task Scheduler.

1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry subkey:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Schedule

3.Delete all the subkeys under Schedule and close the Registry Editor.

Re-Create Task Scheduler

4.Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 5: For user’s getting User_Feed_Synchronization error

Fix User_Feed_Synchronization The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with error

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

command prompt with admin rights

2.Type the following command into cmd and hit Enter:

msfeedssync disable

msfeedssync enable

Disable and Re-Enable User_Feed_Synchronization

3.The above command will disable and then re-enable the User_Feed_Synchronization task which should fix the issue.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with error but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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