Sometimes during a Windows 10 startup, you may run into a Task Scheduler missing error. It may read something like this: “There was a problem starting TaskSchedulerHelper.dll. The specified module could not be found.” It is definitely an annoying error that occurs because you may have improperly upgraded your system or certain drivers. Follow the steps shown below to fix the TaskSchedulerHelper.dll not found issue in Windows 10.
Note: while it is easy to download a DLL file online and replace it in your system, never replace DLL files online from a non-Microsoft website, as it can harm your system (no matter if it says “Windows”).
Check Whether the Task Scheduler Is Running
There are various forms of TaskSchedulerHelper.dll error messages such as “TaskSchedulerHelper.dll is missing,” “specified module could not be found,” “error loading,” and “access violation.” The error shows up on startup due to certain odd entries that creep into the Windows 10 Task Scheduler app, especially during a faulty driver update.
The app’s job is to create and manage common tasks that your computer will carry out on startup. These tasks are specific to a program and stored across various folders in the Task Scheduler library.
First you should find out whether the Task Scheduler is even working. For this, go to the Windows 10 Start menu and enter
services.msc. Scroll below to find out whether the Task Scheduler entry is running properly. If it isn’t, you need to run a system scan on the command terminal and enter the following code. (See last section on how to recheck using this same tool.) Fixing the system errors should restart the Task Scheduler.
Solve TaskSchedulerHelper.dll Not Found Problem
From the official Microsoft website, we will download the Autoruns file which gives a comprehensive overview of various Windows services. Unzip it to select an .exe program that can help you fix the Autostart utilities. Only select the largest file as shown here.
When it opens, navigate to the “Scheduled tasks” tab. Here in the fifth or sixth row, you should see a highlighted yellow text which says “Task Scheduler.” You can also confirm using the description whether it’s indeed the TaskSchedulerHelper.dll file.
To disable the annoying TaskSchedulerHelper.dll pop-up on a Windows 10 start, all you have to do is uncheck the file. This can only be done in the Administrator mode. That’s it!
You may even right-click and delete the file if the source of error is a third-party software. In this case, it was Auslogics, a driver update program. On a successful clean reboot, the error should be gone. If it persists, go to the next step.
Remove All Traces of Corrupt Files
If you don’t want to see the annoying error again for the specific Task scheduler library, you will have to permanently erase the folder where the DLL had originated. To do this, enter and select the “Task Scheduler” app from the Start menu. You must run this in administrator mode.
Select the folder where the error originated and delete it. You will have permanently removed its files by now.
As a concluding step, run a system scan once again in your Windows command terminal. It should give you a success message of no integrity violations. Now you can do a clean reboot of your system.
For Windows 10, while such “TaskSchedulerHelper.dll not found” problems can be annoying, they are perfectly solvable and don’t pose a big issue. In some cases they should be ignored altogether as shown in this example.