How To Fix Can Not Find Script File C:\Windows\system32\maintenance.vbs Error

Many users report a nagging error whenever they are starting their Windows 10 systems, which says, “Can not find script file “C:\WINDOWS\system32\Maintenance.vbs“. This can be frustrating because this appears every time you log in.

Usually such type of errors occur due to miscofiguration in your system. However, the good news is, there is a quick method to fix this issue. Let’s see how to deal with this error.


Solution 1: By Recreating The File and Adding a Exit Script


Step 1: Right-click anywhere on the desktop area, select New in the context menu, and click on Text Document.


Desktop Right Click New Text Document


Step 2: In the text document (notepad), type the below text:




Text Document (notepad) Type Wscript.quit Text


Step 3: Now, save this text document as Maintenance.vbs in your prefferd location. We saved it on the Desktop and set the Save as type to All Files.

Click on Save.


File Explorer Desktop File Name Maintenance.vbs All Files


Step 4: Now, go to the .vbs file on the desktop, right-click on it and select Copy.


.vbs File Right Click Copy


Step 5: Press the Window key + X together on your keyboard to open the File Explorer. Click on the C Drive shortcut on the left and on the right side, click on Windows.


Win + X File Explorer C Drive Shortcut Windows


Step 6: Now, click on System32.


C Drive Windows System 32


Step 7: Now, here paste the copied .vbs file. Right-click on an empty space and select Paste from the context menu.


Empty Space Right Click Paste


Press on Continue in the prompt to finish pasting.

After pasting this file, restart your computer.

That’s about it. You will no more see the maintenance error and will be able to login to your Windows 10 system smoothly.

Solution 2: By running SFC command

1 – Search cmd in Windows search and then right click and run as administrator.

Cmd Admin Min


2 -Now, run the command given below in the cmd window. Please wait for some time for it to get completed fully as it is a time taking command


3 -After that run the command given below and hit enter key from your keyboard.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Now, Close the command prompt window.


Basically this program does is that it tries to fix any errors or missing system files by default using these default windows programs. Thanks for reading.

If this does not help, comment below.

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