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Automatic Maintenance delayed, notification won't go away

  1. #1


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Automatic Maintenance delayed, notification won't go away


    Well, this is pretty annoying. Since last night, I've had this Automatic Maintenance notification randomly pop up in Action Center which simply refuses to go away:



    I've already run the maintenance multiple times, and it seems to complete just fine, but the notification never goes away and it always tells me the maintenance was delayed after it supposedly finished:

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    I've also gone into Task Scheduler and manually run the Regular Maintenance task per the solution here, but no dice. Also rebooted the system many times.

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by octiceps; 24 Jun 2014 at 16:52.

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Turn off automatic maintenance and reboot the computer.

    Automatic Maintenance - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    If all is well put it back on.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Octiceps,

    If you like, you could also just turn off the message to not see it anymore.

    Action Center Messages - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #4


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    I don't know the answer, but the same problem has appeared for me within the last few days.
    Maybe something has changed that is affecting both our computers?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Turn off automatic maintenance and reboot the computer.

    Automatic Maintenance - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    If all is well put it back on.
    I can't speak for Octiceps, but I just tried this - the message reappears once I'd turned it back on again and restarted.
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  6. #6


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Under System and Security, click Run maintenance tasks.
    Does anything change.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Turn off automatic maintenance and reboot the computer.

    Automatic Maintenance - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    If all is well put it back on.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Under System and Security, click Run maintenance tasks.
    Does anything change.
    Neither of these did anything for me.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Octiceps,

    If you like, you could also just turn off the message to not see it anymore.

    Action Center Messages - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Yeah I could, but this is just masking the problem. Still stumped at this point.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I had this same issue but i upgraded to 8.1 for free at the windows store and i no longer have this issue
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  10. #10


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Harbuck420 View Post
    I had this same issue but i upgraded to 8.1 for free at the windows store and i no longer have this issue
    I wouldn't count on it staying that way, as I did a System Restore and the problem went away for a while, but now it's back. Anyway, I dislike 8.1 even more than 8, and I'd sooner switch to Windows 7 than update to 8.1.
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