How to Fix the Task Image Is Corrupted or Tampered With (4 Ways)

Suffering with windows 7 backup task image corrupt error? Don't worry, we are going to show you 4 best ways to fix this issue and get your system back on the right track.

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Updated on May 20, 2024

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Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Delete the Corrupted Task Go to Task Scheduler Library. Open the Microsoft and then Windows...Full steps
Delete the Windowsbackup File Go to "My Computer". Open the drive where your operating system has been installed...Full steps
Delete/Re-Create the Schedule Key To complete this task, you need to open the Registry Editor...Full steps
Re-Enable the User Feed Synchronization Task If nothing is working for you, it can help you in resolving the error regarding...Full steps

It is common to face errors while you are looking to run a program using your computer. The situation is not rare for regular compute users. There are many issues or notifications that you will get in this regard. But it is common to get an error related to task schedule manager with a notification of Windows 7 backup task image corrupt.

This guide will show you how to respond when you get a tab on your computer with "Windows 7 backup task image is corrupted or tampered with". To understand all the possible solutions, you should read this blog till the end. Let us show you the process to get rid of this problem.

Error - The Task Image Is Corrupted or Tampered With

It is common to get an error code 0x80041321 with a message related to an error on the screen. This error indicates that you are dealing with a corrupted file in the scheduled backup task. It is common to get this error when configuring your Windows operating system.

image corruption task scheduler

This is not a big problem to focus on why this error happens. But the main thing to focus on in this regard is how to fix the "the task image is corrupted or tampered with" error. In the upcoming sections, we will show you the best fixes you should adopt in this regard.

Back Up Windows 7 Files Before Fix The Task Image

Before you try to fix the error and get back to your work, it is important to get a safe environment. We are not talking about the real environment, but we are talking about the safety of your data.

It is common to lose data when trying to get rid of corrupted files. In this way, you may lose valuable data that might be irreversible once lost. To keep your data safe, you need to backup Windows 10/8/7 files.

By doing this, you will be able to focus on the upcoming solutions freely and with focus. The process is not easy when using an ordinary tool to get back up. But you can use EaseUS free backup software, specifically designed for this purpose.

It is one of the best disk imaging software available on the internet to backup data before performing such actions. This tool has been designed with a simple interface with the one-click working method. It will enable you to get a backup of your files with only one click.

Moreover, it will perform proper and deep disk imaging to get back up and save them for later use. Here are some of the best features in this EaseUS Todo Backup free tool.

  • Extensive cloud storage space
  • Extraordinary level of security
  • High efficiency in data backup
  • Easy to use with a user-friendly interface

Step 1. Click the "Select backup contents" button to start backup.

create file backup step1

Step 2. There are four data backup categories, File, Disk, OS, and Mail, click File.

create file backup step2

Step 3. Both local and network files will be listed on the left. You can expand the directory to select the files to be backed up.

File backup

Step 4. Follow the on-screen guide, select the destination where you want to save the backup.

File backup step4

Click "Options" to encrypt the backup with password in "Backup Options", set the backup schedule and choose to start back up at certain event in "Backup Scheme". There are also many other options you can explore, customize the backup task according to your need.

Backup options

Step 5. You can store the backup to local drive, EaseUS's cloud service, and NAS.

file backup step4

Step 6. EaseUS Todo Backup enables users to back up data to both third-party cloud drive and its own cloud drive.

If you want to back up data to third-party cloud drive, choose Local Drive, scroll down to add Cloud Device, add and login your account.

Backup to cloud
You can also choose EaseUS's own cloud drive. Click EaseUS Cloud, sign up with your EaseUS Account and log in.

backup to easeus cloud

Step 7. Click "Backup Now" to start backup. After the backup task is completed, it will be displayed in the form of a card on the left side of the panel. Right-click the backup task to further manage it.

File backup step7

Fix Windows 7 Backup Task Image Is Corrupted or Tampered With

If you have backed up your data using the above tool, you are in safe hands now and ready to fix the issue. Not every method needs to work for every person. So, we have enlisted here the 4 methods you can use in this regard.

Don't worry if one of these methods doesn't work. You can move toward the other. Let us show you how to follow these methods one by one.

Fix 1. Delete the Corrupted Task in the Registry

It is one of the easiest methods that you can adopt in this regard. You can perform this activity even if you are not a technical person in this field. First of all, you have to open the task scheduler. You can do this by clicking the Start button using your keyboard.

Now, you need to search Task Scheduler and look for the options shown in the window. Once you have got that, you need to use the navigation to open WindowsBackup. You must follow these steps to do this and continue the process.

  • Go to Task Scheduler Library
  • Open the Microsoft and then Windows
  • Look for WindowsBackup
  • Click on the folder to open it
  • Look for Automatic Backup and Windows Backup Monitor

deleting corrupted task

  • Delete both tasks

Once done, you need to restart the backup using the by-default Backup and Restore Center.

Fix 2. Delete the WindowsBackup File to Fix Task Image Is Corrupted

If you find it hard to locate the files mentioned above, you can delete the entire WindowsBackup file. You may be unable to find the above files and looking for how to do this. Here are the steps that you need to follow in this regard.

  • Go to "My Computer"
  • Open the drive where your operating system has been installed
  • Click on the Windows folder and then the System32 folder
  • After that, look for Tasks, then Microsoft and Windows

delete file backup

  • Here, you will get the "WindowsBackup" file
  • Right-click on that file and delete it
  • Permit to delete if asked

This process will be simple and easy than the above one. It is because you can easily navigate to your desired file using the above steps, and the preview will be clear too.

Fix 3. Delete/Re-Create the Schedule Key from the Registry

It can also work for you when you are looking for a technical solution to get rid of Windows 7 backup task image corruption. But you have a little bit of technical knowledge of the field to do so. It is because you have to modify your computer's registry manually to get rid of the 0x80041321 error.

Step 1. To complete this task, you need to open the Registry Editor by pressing Windows & R simultaneously. Now, you need to search Regedit and click enter.

run regedit

Step 2. It will open the navigation pane that you need to follow to access the Schedule file from the registry.

Step 3. Now, you need to delete the Schedule key with all of its sub-keys. Once done, you need to save the changes and close all windows.

delete the Schedule key with all of its sub-keys

Fix 4. Re-Enable the User Feed Synchronization Task

If nothing is working for you, it can help you in resolving the error regarding the "the task image is corrupted or tampered with"error. "User feed synchronization" updates the RSS feed and works with Task Scheduler.

Disabling it and enabling again after some time can help you to resolve this problem. You can do this task by using the elevated command prompt in the Start bar and then navigating to the Run As Administration window.


If you want to get rid of Windows 7 backup task image corrupted or tampered with error, you must focus on the processes carefully. It would be better to perform this action when you have ample time.

The main reason is that a minor mistake can lead to a permanent data loss. Also, you should automatic backup your data using the EaseUS free tool above. It will keep you safe even if you have deleted additional files to the corrupted ones.

Windows 7 Backup Task Image Corrupt FAQs

If you are still looking for an answer to your query, you can read the following section. We have written the quick answers to the most common question asked by the users.

How do I fix a corrupt Task Scheduler?

To solve this problem, you can use any of the methods mentioned above. All of these are workable in different conditions related to the reason behind the error.

How do I know if my Task Scheduler is failing?

You can perform various checks to get an answer to this question. For instance, you can check whether the task is enabled or not. Similarly, you can also check the scheduled time for your task. So, it depends on your choice of how you want to do this.

Is Windows Task Scheduler a service?

Yes, this is a service that enables you to perform tasks on your computer automatically.

What is the MsCtfMonitor task?

It is a scheduled task key with the full form of "monitors the TextServicesFramework system service."This task runs when you turn on your computer or log in with your user account.

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