Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Automatic Maintenance can't be stopped

  1. #1

    Automatic Maintenance can't be stopped

    I can't change the Automatic Maintenance anymore. I guess i started it once manually and now its everrytime in progress. Pressing the stop button does nothing at all? Has anyone an idea how to force the stop or to get in the settings by a work around?

    Restarting and everything else does not help...

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by bansh; 24 Aug 2012 at 09:06.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 21,858
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Bansh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    That is an odd issue. Do you have UAC set to at least the default level?

    Have you already tried letting your computer sit running for a good amount of time to see if may finish running the maintenance and hopefully return back to normal?

    If the above doesn't help, then you could first try a SFC /SCANNOW command first, and a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this issue started second.

    I suppose if all else fails, refreshing Windows 8 should sort it.

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Automatic Maintenance can't be stopped

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Automatic Maintenance - Change Maintenance Settings in Windows 8
How to Change "Automatic Maintenance" Settings in Windows 8 and 8.1 Windows depends on execution of inbox and third party maintenance activity for much of its value-add, including Windows Update, and automatic disk defragmentation, as well as antivirus updates and scans. Additionally,...
Does Automatic Maintenance really have to run daily?
Exactly what is so important in Automatic Maintenance that it has to automatically run it daily as opposed to weekly or monthly, or every 2 days etc.? I know that with my other laptop running Vista, Microsoft Security Essentials virus definition updates happen daily, but doesn't take more than a...
General Support
Why can't I Start Maintenance? in Automatic Maintenance
When my 8.1 laptop lost time and I didn't understand why I looked in Control Panel/System Security/Action Centre and altho the Automatic Maintenance says No action needed the last run date is unknown and Windows was unable to determine the last date maintenance was run. If I try to Start...
Performance & Maintenance
Win 8 Keeps wanting to run Automatic Maintenance
Note: I've restarted the laptop and done sfc /scannow and found no problems. I didn't use my laptop for most of two weeks because my ac/dc adapter bit the dust. I only had some battery power. During that time, "I" performed no maintenance/update tasks. After getting a new adapter, the laptop...
Performance & Maintenance
Automatic Scheduled Maintenance is not running
I have Automatic Scheduled Maintenance set to run at 3:00AM. I get to this setting by going to Control Panel > Action Center > Maintenance > Change maintenance settings. I also have the box for "Allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer" checked. However, I note that if I put my...
Performance & Maintenance
Automatic Maintenance
Just had a few simple questions concerning "Automatic Maintenance." I have this set, and it is set to run daily at 3:00am. Sometimes, (on days off) I start this maintenance before the scheduled time. Anyways, here are my questions. 1. What does the maintenance actually do? 2. Is it...
Performance & Maintenance
automatic maintenance
Hello I noticed that automatic maintenance in Win 8 cannot be disabled. I maintain my pc regularly and do not need it. Is there a way to do it or should I let it run? Thank you, Peter
Performance & Maintenance

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook