cant update - 3 needed services running even though Update says no
i recently upgraded IE to latest version about a week ago.
now when i try to update XP i get this error
The site cannot continue because one or more of these Windows services is
Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
but these services *are* running
same error (0x8DDD0018)? when I tried to update, will ring 0800
ph number (NZ)
I contacted NZ MS and to load up BITS you have to go to URL-
support.microsoft.com/KB/883614 and that will fix that (this was missing in
mine) but you must check all items in the 11 check list.
RE: cant update - 3 needed services running even though Update says no
My 3 services were working fine. My problem seemed to be from 1 corrupted
DLL which had to be re-registered.
here is the email from micorsoft support that walked me through the
The issue may be caused by several factors, such as corrupted system DLL
files, a corrupted Windows Update temporary folder, or stopped update
services. In order to narrow down the cause of this issue and resolve it,
let's refer to the following steps. Please access the Windows Update website
to check the result after finishing each step.
NOTE: Some third party programs can also affect the Windows Update service.
If you are running any third party applications such as Spyblocker, Internet
or web accelerators (programs designed to boost the speed of the Internet
connection), security or anti-virus programs (Norton, McAfee, etc.), I
recommend we temporarily disable or shut them down and then try accessing the
Windows Update site later. Please be sure to enable them again when
completing the update process.
Step 1: Register DLL files
By trying this step, we can check if the update engines are working properly.
1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.
2. Click Start and Run, type "REGSVR32 ATL.DLL" (without quotes) in the open
box and click OK.
Note: There is a space between REGSVR32 and ATL.DLL
3. Similarly, one by one, register the files listed below:
Note: Please try and register all the files. While registering each .DLL
file you should get a "succeeded" message. If you encounter any error
message, please let me know the exact wording.
If the issue persists, let's move on to the steps below to verify Windows
Update services and temporary folders.
Step 2: Verify the relevant Windows Update services
1. Click Start->Run, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the
open box and click OK.
2. Double click the service "Automatic Updates".
3. Click on the "Log On" tab, please ensure the option "Local System
account" is selected and the option "Allow service to interact with desktop"
4. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If
not, please click the Enable button to enable it.
5. Click on the "General" tab; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic".
Then please click the button "Stop" under "Service Status" to stop the
6. Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start the
7. Please repeat the above steps Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
If it still does not help, let's proceed to step 3.
Step 3: Reload the Windows Update temporary folder.
One possible cause is that the temporary folder for Windows Update contains
corrupted files. Let's erase all the files there to get the system clean.
1. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following
command in the opened window.
Net stop WuAuServ
2. Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.
3. In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to Sdold.
4. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following
command in the opened window.
Net start WuAuServ
Please test the issue again via the Windows Update website and let me know
the result. If the issue persists, to clarify the issue and provide more
accurate troubleshooting steps, please assist me in collecting the following
How to capture a screenshot
1. When the error appears, please press the Print Screen key (PrtScn) on
2. Click Start, click Run, type MSPAINT, and click OK.
3. In Paint, click Paste under the Edit Menu, click Save under the File
menu, type a file name for the screenshot, choose JPEG as "Save as type",
click "Desktop" on the left pane, and click Save.
4. Please find the screenshot on the Desktop and send it as an attachment
How to collect System Information
The System Information can provide us with more information about the
current status of the system. I would like to check it for you. Please send
it to me using the following steps:
1. Click "Start", go to "Run", type in "MSINFO32" (without quotation marks)
and press Enter to start System Information.
2. On the popup window, on the menu bar, click "File", and click "Save to";
save it as an NFO file, such as "system.nfo" to your local Desktop.
3. Find the file, right-click on this file, click "Send To", and click
"Compressed (zipped) Folder".
4. Please send it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to collect the Windows Update log file
Note: Since there are two Windows Update log files with similar names,
please be aware that I am requesting the "WindowsUpdate.log" file without a
space in the middle of the name.
1. Click on Start, Run and type "WindowsUpdate.log" (without the quotes)
2. Click on the OK button. We will see a file named "WindowsUpdate.log"
3. Now click on the "File" menu and then click on the "Save As" and select
"Desktop" in the "Save in" option on the top of the window.
4. Click on the Save button. The file will be saved to your Desktop. Please
send the file as an attachment in an email to
Note: When attaching files to emails, the process will vary depending on the
email application being used. While you are composing the email, most
applications will provide you with either an "Attach" button or Paper Clip
Icon to click in order to attach a file. After clicking this button/icon you
must browse to the file you wish to attach and select it by either double
clicking it or clicking it once and then clicking on the "Attach" button.
Please also let me know which programs have been recently installed. In
addition, is this is a home computer or a work computer? If it is a home
computer, does it connect to the Internet directly or through a network
device? If it is a work computer, is the computer in a domain?
Thank you, Ross, your post helped me get Windows Update working again..
The 3 services were running, I just had to re-register the DLL's and that
I just registered to post that this worked for me.
Re: cant update - 3 needed services running even though Update says no
Registered on this site just to say thank you, the solution listed worked.
Aside from the services (there were problems starting them but this persisted after correcting the startup of the services), the registering of these DLLs resolved this issue.
FYI for the nublets, it takes a few seconds only if you use shortcuts
I copied "REGSVR32 " to my clipboard (CTRL+C) then used (Win+R), (CTRL+V) and then type the name press enter twice and move to the next one. Took about 15 seconds total.
Last edited by boshobot : 10-06-2010 at 10:35 PM. Reason: poor grammar
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