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Why can't I Start Maintenance? in Automatic Maintenance

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    Windows 8.1

    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 Maintenance manually the laptop just gives a ding noise and nothing. When I changed maintenance settings that did not resolve it. I have gone into Troubleshooting but there are no issues, I have installed all the updates and I have run all the diagnostic tools. I am at a loss as to why the Automatic Maintenance is not working and whether that is the reason my laptop lost a few minutes in time. I should add that on my other laptop the Automatic Maintenance is working because it gives the last run date. Anyone give me any help please.

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Does the sfc command fix anything?
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    Windows 8.1


    Done an sfc and Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. From looking at the log I can't tell which are the corrupt files. How do I repair these corrupt files?
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Run the Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command and rerun the sfc command again then reboot the system.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Run the Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth command and rerun the sfc command again then reboot the system.
    Thanks for that but unfortunately I couldn't get it to run. The command just flashed up for a secondor so both times I tried to get it to run. I did the sfc 3 x but didn't fix anything.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Strange the DISM command not working. Try to do a Repair Install. The last resort would be to reinstall Windows.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1


    Incase anyone else has the same problem. I had to do Refresh, when the Automatic Maintenance was not running and I could not start maintenance manually. Doing Refresh got Automatic Maintenance to run again.
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