Fault tolerance is essential to the further development of desktop grid computing system in order to guarantee continuous and reliable execution of tasks in spite of failures. In a desktop grid computing environment, volunteers are often susceptible to volunteer autonomy failures such as volatility failure and interference failure in the middle of execution of tasks because a desktop grid computing maximally respects autonomy of volunteers. The failures result in an independent livelock problem (i.e. the delay and blocking of the entire execution of a job). Therefore, the failures should be considered in a scheduling mechanism. In this paper, in order to tolerate volunteer autonomy failures, we propose a new fault tolerant scheduling mechanism. First, we specify a volunteer autonomy failures and an independent livelock problem. Then, we propose a volunteer availability which reflects the degree of volunteer autonomy failures. Finally, we propose a fault tolerant scheduling mechanism based on volunteer availability (which is called VAFTSM).