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Old 09-28-2008
e300doc@gmail.com
 

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Vista Updates don't work - BITS error
Problem: Cannot download Vista Home Premium Updates because the
Background

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
Core(s),

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:
_____________________________________________

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...9bc-47a5-9e40-

8c9b86ffb2fd1033.mspx

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

Start)

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

Background Intelligent Transfer Service on Local Computer. Error 193:
0xc1


__________________________________________________ ___
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520

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
compatible

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
working.....microsoft
support by email, i am gonna paste the instructions below, in case
anyone
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
started.
2. The Windows Update temporary folder has been corrupted.
3. The current account does not have permissions to install Windows
Updates.


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)
and
press Enter.
2. Copy the following commands and then paste them into the opened
Notepad
window:


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.
Choose
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
choose
Run as administrator.
5. You will see a DOS-like window processing.


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


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


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


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


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


Step 3: Enable the View Hidden Files option. To do this, follow these
steps:
==============================================
1. Click Start , click Control Panel, click Folder Options, and then
click
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
Qmgr:
\Programdata\Microsoft\Network\Downloader


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


Qmgr0.dat
Qmgr1.dat


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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Old 09-28-2008
Robert Aldwinckle
 

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Re: Vista Updates don't work - BITS error
(cross-post added to Vista Perf & Maint)
<e300doc@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1f7829bd-aea4-4962-98b6-bdcaecffd68e@x41g2000hsb.googlegroups.com
....

> 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)


HTH

Robert Aldwinckle
---


(Quoted Printable from Google Groups user. Broken URL has been repaired.
Why does Google Groups use QP if it is going to truncate URLs?)

<QP>
Problem: Cannot download Vista Home Premium Updates because the
Background

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
Core(s),

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:
_____________________________________________

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...fb2fd1033.mspx

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

Start)

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

Background Intelligent Transfer Service on Local Computer. Error 193:
0xc1


__________________________________________________ ___
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940520

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
compatible

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
working.....microsoft
support by email, i am gonna paste the instructions below, in case
anyone
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
started.
2. The Windows Update temporary folder has been corrupted.
3. The current account does not have permissions to install Windows
Updates.


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)
and
press Enter.
2. Copy the following commands and then paste them into the opened
Notepad
window:


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.
Choose
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
choose
Run as administrator.
5. You will see a DOS-like window processing.


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


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


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


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


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


Step 3: Enable the View Hidden Files option. To do this, follow these
steps:
==============================================
1. Click Start , click Control Panel, click Folder Options, and then
click
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
Qmgr:
\Programdata\Microsoft\Network\Downloader


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


Qmgr0.dat
Qmgr1.dat


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?
</QP>


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Re: Vista Updates don't work - BITS error
On Sep 28, 11:24*am, "Robert Aldwinckle" <rob...@techemail.com> wrote:
> (cross-post added to Vista Perf & Maint)<e300...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1f7829bd-aea4-4962-98b6-bdcaecffd68e@x41g2000hsb.googlegroups.com
> ...
>
> > 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)
>
> HTH
>
> Robert Aldwinckle
> ---

Robert,

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?
Elizabeth
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Re: Vista Updates don't work - BITS error
Thank you for your post. I tried ALL of the above and more.
Ultimately what I did was install BITS 4.0 and it worked. You can get the download here but make sure your system can handle 4.0. Read more below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

I had VISTA 32 bit SP2. I must have had BITS 2.0 though I couldn't figure out how to verify it.
My files must have gotten corrupted because I was told to run CHKDSK in early April. Usually when your files are corrupted in something you have to reinstall the software.
You can avoid that if you do a system restore, but the last successful windows update was 3/31 and system restore only went to 4/1. I restored to 4/1 but it did not work.
My other option was to restore the computer to factory settings, and I wanted to avoid that. So I figured the best thing to do was reinstall BITS.
I decided to upgrade to BITS 4.0. After I upgraded the windows automatic update install worked without the dreaded 80246008 error.
This might have worked even if I installed BITS 2.0, or BITS 3.0. I'm not sure what results I will get with BITS 4.0. Mine is just a typical home PC.

You also can install the windows security updates manually until you find a solution that works for you. Go the the Microsoft support site and install the updates that you need, just search for the updates you need, mine all began with a K followed by some numbers.


Quote:
Originally Posted by e300doc@gmail.com View Post
On Sep 28, 11:24*am, "Robert Aldwinckle" <rob...@techemail.com> wrote:
> (cross-post added to Vista Perf & Maint)<e300...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1f7829bd-aea4-4962-98b6-bdcaecffd68e@x41g2000hsb.googlegroups.com
> ...
>
> > 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)
>
> HTH
>
> Robert Aldwinckle
> ---

Robert,

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?
Elizabeth
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Old 04-18-2010
Robert Aldwinckle
 

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Re: Vista Updates don't work - BITS error


"akswhy" <akswhy.49ld8d@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
news:akswhy.49ld8d@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...
>
> Thank you for your post. I tried ALL of the above and more.
> Ultimately what I did was install BITS 4.0 and it worked. You can get
> the download here but make sure your system can handle 4.0. Read more
> below.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
>
> I had VISTA 32 bit SP2. I must have had BITS 2.0 though I couldn't
> figure out how to verify it.



If you had really tried "ALL of the above" your bitsadmin generated
diagnostics would have shown you that--"and more". <eg>

Specifically:

bitsadmin /util /version /verbose


FYI

Robert
---

....
> e300doc@gmail.com;1010207 Wrote:
>> On Sep 28, 11:24*am, "Robert Aldwinckle" <rob...@techemail.com> wrote:
>> > (cross-post added to Vista Perf & Maint)<e300...@gmail.com> wrote in

>> message
>> >
>> >

>> news:1f7829bd-aea4-4962-98b6-bdcaecffd68e@x41g2000hsb.googlegroups.com
>> > ...
>> >
>> > > 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)


....

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