I did exactly as you had suggested.
From the command line as an administrator I entered "net stop wuauclt".
It returned "System error 1060 has occurred" "The specified serviced does
not exist as an installed service"
Next from the command line as an administrator I entered "net stop bits".
It returned "The background intelligent transfer service service is
stopping" [The word service is used twice by MS]
Under Services.msc it showed the service as stopping.
After a time out period it returned "The Background Intelligent Transfer
service service could not be stopped"
When that did not work I tried to shutdown the services by hand in
services.msc, as an administrator.
The Windows Update service returned "Error 1053: The service did not respond
to the start or control request in a timely fashion"
The Background Intelligent Transfer Service timed out exactly as before.
Thank you for the suggestion. If you have anymore I am willing to try.
San Diego, Ca.
"TaurArian" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Windows Update Freezes -
> Try this:
> Start cmd.exe as administrator (right-click and select run as
> at the command prompt type
> net stop wuauclt
> net stop bits
> You will see the services stop.
> delete the folder c:\windows\softwaredistribution (you can rename it if
> want). Then start the services:
> net start wuauclt
> net start bits
> then try again and see if it works.
> Eddie Bowers
> Security Support
> Microsoft Corporation
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009 - Update Services
> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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> "Rob Frey" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I have an E6700 CPU chip with 4 Gig RAM, PCIE ATI 1900's and Microsoft
>> Ultimate for an OS. When I click on "Control Panel / Windows Update" or
>> place the following command in the Run Window, "control.exe /name
>> Microsoft.Windows Update", I get a blank explorer window opened with
>> "Control Panel \ Windows Update" in the address bar and nothing else. I
>> it sit for quite a while hoping it was just busy or something. No good.
>> When I want to close the window I have to do it using Task Manager / End
>> Task. Has anybody else experienced this behavior and what did you do
>> It is a fairly recent phenomenon, however, I am unable to track it to a
>> single event or installation.
>> Thank You in advance for your reply to this inquiry.
>> San Diego, Ca. USA