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Re: Vista Updates don't work - BITS error maintenance

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Old 09-28-2008
Robert Aldwinckle

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Re: Vista Updates don't work - BITS error
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> I think the BITS my have become corrupt due to hard disk errors.
> Is there anyway to reinstall them?

Them? AFAIK those qmgr*.dat files you were told to delete
get regenerated.

BTW another way to repair BITS is to use bitsadmin (in a cmd window)


Robert Aldwinckle

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Problem: Cannot download Vista Home Premium Updates because the

Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) will not start.

My System:
OS Name Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DELL1720
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 1720
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, 2001 Mhz, 2

2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A04, 11/5/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
User Name Dell1720\Elizabeth
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 897 MB
Total Virtual Memory 4.23 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.66 GB
Page File Space 2.29 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

I have tried these options:

The Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is set to
Automatics (Delayed


Clicked on the START button and the error message is: Windows could
not start the

Background Intelligent Transfer Service on Local Computer. Error 193:

__________________________________________________ ___

Tried downloading the 32-bit Version - Background Intelligetn Transfer
Service (BITS)

repair is not required Currently

Tried downloading the 64 bit version - The version of this file is not

with the version of Windows your're running. Check your computer's
system information

to see whether you need an x86 (32bit) or x64 (64bit) version of the
program, and

then contact the software publisher.

__________________________________________________ _

Tried this and it still did not turn on the BITS.

thanks all for the suggestions, i finally got them
support by email, i am gonna paste the instructions below, in case
else wants to try it for the problems they are having. But be advised
that I
did it, and the only error codes I had popping up was the one about
the BITS
not starting. And error codes 80246008,80246005 on my windows
updates....also the first option to turn on the bits didn't seem to
work, i
guess it did something though, cause they are working now....

This behavior may occur if one of the following factors is true:

1. The Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) was not
2. The Windows Update temporary folder has been corrupted.
3. The current account does not have permissions to install Windows

To troubleshoot this issue, I suggest we first perform these steps:

Step 1: Turn on BITS
1. Click Start, in Start Search item, type: "notepad" (without quotes)
press Enter.
2. Copy the following commands and then paste them into the opened

set BitsRegKey=HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\BITS
reg add %BitsRegKey% /v LogFileFlags /t REG_DWORD /d 0xfbcf /f
reg add %BitsRegKey% /v LogFileSize /t REG_DWORD /d 0x100 /f
reg add %BitsRegKey% /v LogFileMinMemory /t REG_DWORD /d 0x30 /f
net stop bits
net start bits

3. After pasting the above commands, please close the Notepad window.
Save when you are prompted to save the file. Type "register.bat" as
the file
name and choose Desktop from the left panel as the location.
4. Refer to the Desktop and right click the register.bat file, then
Run as administrator.
5. You will see a DOS-like window processing.

Please restart the computer and check the issue. If the issue
please also perform the following suggestions.

Step 2: Enter Safe Mode
1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your
On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating
you can press the F8 key when you see the boot menu.

2. When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, select Safe Mode,
then press Enter.

3. Log onto Windows by using the Administrator account or any user
with the Administrator privileges.

NOTE: In Safe Mode, your system display and Desktop will look and
differently than in Normal Mode. This is only temporary. To return the
back to Normal Mode, we can simply restart the computer.

Step 3: Enable the View Hidden Files option. To do this, follow these
1. Click Start , click Control Panel, click Folder Options, and then
the View tab.
2. Click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

3. As a System administrator, locate the following folder,
and then delete all files that have a file name that begins with

To do this, follow these steps:
a. Please navigate to C:\Programdata\Microsoft\Network\Downloader
b. In the Downloader window, select and delete any files that begin
Qmgr. For example, delete the following files:


4. Please restart the computer to the normal mode.
6. Open Windows Update immediately. Obtain the latest updates.


I think the BITS my have become corrupt due to hard disk errors. Is
there anyway to

reinstall them?

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Re: Vista Updates don't work - BITS error
On Sep 28, 11:24*am, "Robert Aldwinckle" <> wrote:
> (cross-post added to Vista Perf & Maint)<> wrote in message
> ...
> > I think the BITS my have become corrupt due to hard disk errors.
> > Is there anyway to reinstall them?

> Them? *AFAIK those *qmgr*.dat *files you were told to delete
> get regenerated.
> BTW another way to repair *BITS *is to use *bitsadmin *(in a cmd window)
> Robert Aldwinckle
> ---


Thanks for the help but I don't know what to do with the bitsadmin. I
had deleted the qmgr*.dat files and regenerated them and still the
BITS will not start. What would be the solution?
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