Windows 10 comes with a built-in Task Scheduler application that allows the users to automate tasks, but many users reported error 0xfffd0000 while using it. At times, the Task Scheduler may fail to execute the intended script or program and that will result in the aforementioned error code. The error can occur due to multiple reasons, but mostly due to incorrect configuration of a task.
If you are facing this issue, here are a couple of solutions to fix PowerShell Scheduled Task error 0xfffd0000 on Windows 10.
How can I fix error 0xfffd0000 on Windows 10?
- Check scheduled tasks properties
- Delete and re-create the Task
- Check for file name change
- Change folder options
1. Check scheduled tasks properties
One of the reasons why error 0xfffd0000 may occur is due to the fact that the user misconfigured the task in the Task Scheduler. The first solution is to make sure that the task is configured properly for the PowerShellscript to run and execute.
- Open Task Scheduler from the Cortana/Search bar.
- Under Task Scheduler Library, right-click on the task associated with the error and select Properties.
- Open the Actions tab, select the Action and click on Edit.
- In the Edit Action window, under Program/script make sure the path to the program is typed correctly.
- If not, click on the Browse button, navigate to the application directory and select the .exe file.
- For Windows PowerShell it would be set to the following path: C:WindowsSystem32WindowsPowerShellv1.0powershell.exe.
- In the Add arguments (optional) field, enter the desired arguments as well as the file path to be used. It should look like this.
- In the above argument, change C:usersusernamescriptssamplescript.ps1 with your actual script path.
- Click OK to save the changes.
Wait for the Task Scheduler to execute the task and see if the error is resolved.
2. Delete and re-create the Task
If editing and re-configuring the task didn’t solve the error 0xfffd0000 , you can try to delete and re-create the task. Plenty of users reported that this solution worked for them, so be sure to try it.
- Open Task Scheduler and click on Task Scheduler Library.
- Locate and right-click on the problematic task and select Delete.
- Click Yes for Do you want to delete this task message.
- Click on Action in the toolbar, and select Create Basic Task.
- Re-create the Powershell task and make sure you follow the instructions in the first solution to properly configure the task.
- Close the Task Scheduler window
3. Check for file name change
Another reason for the error 0xfffd0000 can be incorrect file selection. If you have assigned the script path in the Task Scheduler, butfile name was changed after creating the task, Task Scheduler will fail to invoke the script file, resulting in error.
The same rule applies for the folder in which the script exists. If the folder name is changed and if you haven’t updated it in Task Scheduler, you may face this error.
The solution is to make sure the file and folder name aren’t changed. If you happen to change file or folder name, update the path in the Task Scheduler accordingly.
4. Change folder options
If you have recently built your PC and you’re getting 0xfffd0000 error, you may need to check the folder permission in the File Explorer options.
In the View tab, make sure the Hide extensions for known file types is unchecked. Here is how to do it.
- Press Windows Key, type Folder Options and open File Explorer Options.
- Go to the View tab.
- Under Advanced settings Scroll down and locate Hide extensions for known files types.
- If the option is checked, uncheck the box and click Apply then OK to save the changes.
The 0xfffd0000 error while executing PowerShell script mostly occurs due to an incorrect path or file name change. By following the solutions in this article, you can fix the error on your Windows 10 PC.
Do let us know which of these solutions helped you fix the error in the comments below.
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