How to Fix Windows Unable to Run Automatic Maintenance?

Windows comes with an integral Automatic Maintenance feature which always takes care of some important tasks such as security updating and scanning, System Diagnostics, Windows software updates, Disk Defragmentation, Disk Volume Errors, etc.

Whenever you received an error which signifies a message like ‘Windows is unable to run automatic maintenance, the maintenance schedule is unavailable,‘ then this article will surely help you in fixing these issue on your Windows 10 PC.

There are few simple steps which help you in fixing the error but follow these steps in a given sequence so that this will saves your much time and also take fewer efforts. The process is discussed below.

Steps to Fix Windows is Unable to Run Automatic Maintenance

  1. Run System File Checker

The marvelous works of the system file checker are that it will repair all corrupted or damaged Windows system repair files. But users will need to run this command direct from the elevated CMD, i.e. command prompt launched with the admin privileges. So we suggest you that it’s better for you to run the SFC at the time of Boot.

  1. Run DISM Tool

The DISM tool will always help you in repairing Windows System Image and also Windows Component Store in Windows 10. However, all of the system inconsistencies and corruptions should be fixed for all the users. Users have to either use the PowerShell or any command prompt to execute these types of commands.

  1. Enable Automatic Maintenance in Windows

It might be possible that the Windows Automatic Maintenance might have been disabled in Windows. In this condition, users should need to enable it manually, and also run to see that it works for you or not.

  1. Enable Automatic Maintenance through Registry

If the automatic maintenance through registry is disabled, then you can also use the registry to enable it. But users have to make sure that you create a system restore point first before continuing the process.

  1. Type the word ‘regedit’ in the run prompt.
  2. Then, press ‘Enter’ tab.
  3. Now, Navigate to the following given path:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\Maintenance
  1. Search a key which says MaintenanceDisabled.
  2. Double-click on the MaintenaceDisabled Key to opens
  3. Now, set the value to 0.
  4. Click on the OK option.
  5. Click to Exit registry.
  6. Finally, restart your computer.

If the key is not in the registry, then right-click on the right panel of the screen and then create a new key and now set the value.

  1. Check Task Scheduler Service Status

We all know that most of the tasks in the Windows 10 are generally run through the services, so it might be possible that either the service has been stopped or might be set to manual. So that now we need to change it into automatic mode.

  1. Type the word ‘services.msc’ in the RUN prompt.
  2. Press Enter.
  3. Search for the Task Scheduler service.
  4. Hit on the T key on your keyboard, and it will bring you the services which are starting from T alphabets.
  5. Double-click to open the services.
  6. Under the Startup Type, select the ‘Automatic’ option.
  7. Click on the ‘Save’ option.
  8. Finally, click on the ‘Exit’ option.

Micheal Ricky is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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