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Windows 8 Maintenance Always Needs to Run?

  1. #1


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8 Home Premium

    Windows 8 Maintenance Always Needs to Run?


    Hello, i'm using Windows 8 Home Premium 64 Bit.

    The issue is, whenever I open the Action Center, Windows 8 Automatic Maintenance always says it needs to run. I run it, then it just keeps saying that it needs to run. It is scheduled to run automatically when the computer is on idle I thought, but it seems to want to run maintenance constantly. I've been dealing with this for a few weeks now and would like it fixed. Thanks.

    Here is the full message in the action center:

    "Automatic Maintenance was delayed. Maintenance Tasks will run at the next scheduled time, or you can start maintenance now."

    When I tell it to run maintenance now, it runs but the message never goes away after its finished, it just wants me to keep running it.

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  2. #2


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


    A week ago a couple of our members had the same problem with no clear cut solution.

    The general opinion was to turn the message off.

    Action Center Messages - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 x64


    I'm getting the same notification in my "Action Center" also...???? Checking with other sites confirms its a "Windows 8" quark...! I'm with Nucii - disable Action Center Messages...
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  4. #4


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8 Home Premium


    I'm going to look into a solution and see if I can fix it myself. Meanwhile, if anyone else has a breakthrough post it here please. I prefer leaving all my Action Center messages turned on.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8 Home Premium


    Okay...Heres something strange. First thing I found is that my Disk Defragmenter will not open. Windows Maintenance uses that right? So this could be the issue.
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  6. #6


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


    This thread covered Defragmenter not working, see post # 2 from Brink.

    Defrag not working
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  7. #7


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8 Home Premium


    SFC /Scannow found no integrity violations. I actually was in the middle of trying that when you made the post. I also used a program to repair all system component files signed by Microsoft. Still the defragger will not open. I will go try a chkdsk /f now.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8 Home Premium


    Chkdsk found no errors. Any other ideas?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 x64


    My Disk Defrag is working on all drives. I doubt this has anything to do with this particular problem but poking around in the "Event Viewer" (TaskScheduler/Maintenance) I'm getting a Warning that states, Maintenance Task "\Microsoft\Windows\RemovalTools\MRT_HB" is behind deadline....... Event ID: 805..... Wondering if people with Windows 8.1 are having this problem also or just Windows 8....? I really do want to upgrade to 8.1 but a little skittish of something going wrong and/or finding compatible drivers for my ASUS G750JX...?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 86
    Windows 8 Home Premium


    Here is the new thread.

    https://www.eightforums.com/performan...on-t-open.html

    I think if I can get the defrag tool working Windows 8 Maintenance will run normally again.
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