Microsoft KB Archive/246865

From BetaArchive Wiki
Knowledge Base

Error Message "0x8007007a" When Using Task Scheduler

Article ID: 246865

Article Last Modified on 10/9/2003


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, when used with:
    • the hardware: Intel x86

This article was previously published under Q246865

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


When you are using the add-on Task Scheduler tool that is included with Internet Explorer 5, you may receive any of the following errors messages:

0x8007007a: The data area passed to a system call is too small.

0x80090016: keyset does not exist

Note that this problem occurs only when you install Internet Explorer 5 on a Windows NT 4.0-based computer with 128-bit encryption, on which Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1 was installed with the Task Scheduler add-on.


WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this issue:

  1. Install Internet Explorer 5.01. You can obtain Internet Explorer 5.01 from the following Microsoft Web site:
  2. After you install Internet Explorer 5.01, delete the following registry key:


Keywords: kberrmsg kbprb KB246865