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Thread: BITS won't start! Can't download any updates?!

  1. #1
    kddtsd Guest

    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!

  2. #2
    MowGreen [MVP] Guest

    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!


  3. #3
    kddtsd Guest

    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!

    >


  4. #4
    kddtsd Guest

    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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