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Thread: BITS Service missing on Vista 32

  1. #1
    kkoenen Guest

    BITS Service missing on Vista 32

    I tried to install Updates for Windows Vista 32. Error 80246008 notified me
    about BITS. The BITS service is not present in the services list (control
    panel). I tried to reinstall using ‚€œbitsadmin /util /REPAIRSERVICE /FORCE‚€Ě.
    The OS replied :

    BITSADMIN version 3.0 [ 7.0.6000 ]
    BITS administration utility.
    (C) Copyright 2000-2006 Microsoft Corp.

    This command cannot be executed on this version of the operating system.

  2. #2
    TaurArian Guest

    Re: BITS Service missing on Vista 32

    Have you looked at -

    Bits Repair Tool -
    (Vista 32 bit/x86 version)
    (Vista 64 bit/x64 version)

    Other references to the error -

    Windows Update error 80246008

    You may receive an error message that contains the "0x8DDD0018" code or the "0x80246008"
    code when you try to download updates from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site or from
    the Microsoft Update Web site

    An update is available to fix a Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) crash on a
    Windows Vista-based computer

  3. #3
    kkoenen Guest

    Re: BITS Service missing on Vista 32

    No, I have spent 4 hours searching for solutions before starting this thread.
    Solutions you are suggesting involve a correctly installed BITS service. On
    my computer, this seems not to be the case.

    BITS Service is not running, nor is it visible in the services list.

    Thank you for your suggestions:

    Bits Repair Tool - The BITS repair tool cannot fix the error (The specified
    service does not exist as an installed service..)
    Also the patch / update for the crashes doesn't work..

  4. #4
    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: BITS Service missing on Vista 32

    Start a free Windows Update support incident request:

    Support for Windows Update:

    For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
    the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
    subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
    security updates. When you call, clearly state that your problem is related
    to a Security Update and cite the update's KB number (e.g., KB123456).

    For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary
    for security update support issues, visit the International Support Web

    For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through
    your usual support contacts.

  5. #5
    kkoenen Guest

    Re: BITS Service missing on Vista 32

    Solved this by editting registry. Windows Vista : Take ownership of registry
    before editting!

    Correct keys :

    "DisplayName"="Background Intelligent Transfer Service"
    "Description"="Transfers files in the background using idle network
    bandwidth. If the service is stopped, features such as Windows Update, and
    MSN Explorer will be unable to automatically download programs and other
    information. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend
    on it may fail to transfer files if they do not have a fail safe mechanism to
    transfer files directly through IE in case BITS has been disabled"


    "First Counter"=dword:00000774
    "Last Counter"=dword:00000784
    "First Help"=dword:00000775
    "Last Help"=dword:00000785
    "Object List"="1908"

    "Security"=Some Hex value, probably generated at start..

    "DeviceDesc"="Background Intelligent Transfer Service"

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Re: BITS Service missing on Vista 32

    could you please explain what you did to fix this problem? i have the same problem and its very frustrating because there are other things that wont work on my computer until i update. Should i just change the value data under regedit with the ones you listed? it would be VERY much appreciated. thanks!

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