I had a problem with PIPO X8 mini pc and video playback. The playback would randomly pause for a second. PIPO X8 has an Intel Atom Z3736F with 2 GiB RAM and a 32 GB eMMC. By hunch I tested whether stopping Windows task scheduler service would remove the random pauses and it did!
Hi, It’s not suggested to disable Task Scheduler in Vista or Windows 7. Vista and Windows 7 actually uses Task Scheduler to perform system tasks. If you really need to disable it, try the steps below: 1. Open up your regedit 2. Navigate to this location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Schedule 3. Find the DWORD called start, change its value from 2 to 4. Restart and test. Thanks. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Marked as answer by Mervyn Zhang (Moderator) Wednesday, April 06, 2011 2:45 AM Monday, April 12, 2010 12:18 PM Reply Quote Mervyn Zhang 9,675 Points
Another way to accomplish this is to install pstools from Microsoft.
- Open an Administrator CMD prompt
- In the CMD prompt window, run:
C:\>psexec -i -s cmd
- In the new CMD prompt running as NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
C:\>sc stop schedule