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Old 27-02-2008
kddtsd
 
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BITS won't start! Can't download any updates?!

I have XP Pro on my laptop and have just discovered that my updates have
failed to load since June 2007?! So - I have gone into the Services area and
switched the Startup type to Auto. and then I click on Start - It doesn't
start - it gives me the following error:

---------------------------
Services
---------------------------
Could not start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service service on Local
Computer.

Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
----------------------------

I am stuck at this point - I have tried the following post and it helped the
computer to validate Windows - but otherwise didn't help the updates to
install! HELP - I didn't realize that the updates were not working and it's
been almost a year - lots of updates that I need to do!!! UGH! Thanks in
advance for any help!

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Old 27-02-2008
MowGreen [MVP]
 
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Re: BITS won't start! Can't download any updates?!

Here is a detailed step by step tutorial on:

How To Fix Windows Update (BITS/AU)
http://www.castlecops.com/postlite106642-bits.html


MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============


kddtsd wrote:

> I have XP Pro on my laptop and have just discovered that my updates have
> failed to load since June 2007?! So - I have gone into the Services area and
> switched the Startup type to Auto. and then I click on Start - It doesn't
> start - it gives me the following error:
>
> ---------------------------
> Services
> ---------------------------
> Could not start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service service on Local
> Computer.
>
> Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
> ----------------------------
>
> I am stuck at this point - I have tried the following post and it helped the
> computer to validate Windows - but otherwise didn't help the updates to
> install! HELP - I didn't realize that the updates were not working and it's
> been almost a year - lots of updates that I need to do!!! UGH! Thanks in
> advance for any help!

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Old 03-03-2008
kddtsd
 
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Re: BITS won't start! Can't download any updates?!

Thanks for the detailed info in this link! I am going to start working on
the list and will let you know when I am done if it works for me! Thanks
again!

"MowGreen [MVP]" wrote:

> Here is a detailed step by step tutorial on:
>
> How To Fix Windows Update (BITS/AU)
> http://www.castlecops.com/postlite106642-bits.html
>
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
> kddtsd wrote:
>
> > I have XP Pro on my laptop and have just discovered that my updates have
> > failed to load since June 2007?! So - I have gone into the Services area and
> > switched the Startup type to Auto. and then I click on Start - It doesn't
> > start - it gives me the following error:
> >
> > ---------------------------
> > Services
> > ---------------------------
> > Could not start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service service on Local
> > Computer.
> >
> > Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
> > ----------------------------
> >
> > I am stuck at this point - I have tried the following post and it helped the
> > computer to validate Windows - but otherwise didn't help the updates to
> > install! HELP - I didn't realize that the updates were not working and it's
> > been almost a year - lots of updates that I need to do!!! UGH! Thanks in
> > advance for any help!

>

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Old 03-03-2008
kddtsd
 
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Re: BITS won't start! Can't download any updates?!

OK - So I started the process and I do everything up to Step 1 - I start
working on Step 1 and I can't Restart the BITS Service - when I click on
Start for the BITS service I get the following message and the only option I
have is OK.... HELP :-(

---------------------------
Services
---------------------------
Could not start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service service on Local
Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.

---------------------------
OK
---------------------------


"MowGreen [MVP]" wrote:

> Here is a detailed step by step tutorial on:
>
> How To Fix Windows Update (BITS/AU)
> http://www.castlecops.com/postlite106642-bits.html
>
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
> kddtsd wrote:
>
> > I have XP Pro on my laptop and have just discovered that my updates have
> > failed to load since June 2007?! So - I have gone into the Services area and
> > switched the Startup type to Auto. and then I click on Start - It doesn't
> > start - it gives me the following error:
> >
> > ---------------------------
> > Services
> > ---------------------------
> > Could not start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service service on Local
> > Computer.
> >
> > Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
> > ----------------------------
> >
> > I am stuck at this point - I have tried the following post and it helped the
> > computer to validate Windows - but otherwise didn't help the updates to
> > install! HELP - I didn't realize that the updates were not working and it's
> > been almost a year - lots of updates that I need to do!!! UGH! Thanks in
> > advance for any help!

>

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