M mischa143 New member Joined Aug 3, 2013 Posts 2 Aug 3, 2013 #1 I've put this on a new thread because the original reply is attached to a dead thread. Look at link below. www.sysnative.com/forums/windows-8-|-windows-rt/4487-windows-8-automatic-maintenance-stop-maintenance-not-working.html Hi, I'm having similar problems to what's described. The problems started after installing the June updates. A lot of people say that KB2821895 (servicing stack update) is causing all kinds of problems!!!:banghead: Here's the long tale:- Never had any problems with automatic maintenance or Action Centre until June/July. After that series of updates I noticed that 'maintenance was in progress' for a long time. Checked to see that TiWorker.exe was taking up a lot of CPU. That task eventually failed or I restarted. After that the message 'Automatic maintenance was delayed. Please run now' displayed in action centre is always present. The recommendation was to run DISM and then SFC so that sfc /scannow finds nothing afterwards. This was done succesfully. I've tried other recommendations like in Maintenance in windows 8 gets always delayed - Microsoft Community. This recommends running the regular maintenance task manually. This results in 'maintenance in progress' until shutdown. I believe that the maintenance function is working mostly(Update etc), but something is broken after that servicing update. I honestly hope that MSFT is working on a patch for this because some others have frozen machines because of this. Hopefully Windows 8.1 completely reworks the servicing stack again to eliminate these problems which are annoying and for some destructive!!! Any suggestions would be appreciated and spread the word to MSFT for those that are close to the company.