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    Jeff Guest

    Default Missing BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) Windows Upd

    Windows Update reports I have 11 Important updates to install. I've tried
    installing all 11, 7, or just a few of them with no success. Doesn't work
    over 802.11g nor direct connected to Ethernet. Last successful Update
    appears to have been in late NOV 2009. Current error is "Windows Update
    error 80246008". "Fix" is to ensure that BITS and Windows Event Log Service
    are both set to AutoStart and if stopped, to start both. Windows Event Log
    was started. BITS was stopped. Set to Autostart Delayed, clicked on START.
    System responses back with Error 2: Cannot find specified file.
    Any ideas on how to fix a missing BITS service/file? Thanks..

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    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Default Re: Missing BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) Windows Upd

    Jeff wrote:
    > Windows Update reports I have 11 Important updates to install.
    > I've tried installing all 11, 7, or just a few of them with no
    > success. Doesn't work over 802.11g nor direct connected to
    > Ethernet. Last successful Update appears to have been in late NOV
    > 2009. Current error is "Windows Update error 80246008". "Fix" is
    > to ensure that BITS and Windows Event Log Service are both set to
    > AutoStart and if stopped, to start both. Windows Event Log was
    > started. BITS was stopped. Set to Autostart Delayed, clicked on
    > START. System responses back with Error 2: Cannot find specified
    > file.
    > Any ideas on how to fix a missing BITS service/file? Thanks..


    All that and no operating system mentioned? ;-)

    You can obtain and supply the edition and version information:

    Start button --> RUN
    (no "RUN"? Press the "Windows Key" + R on your keyboard)
    --> type in:
    winver
    --> Click OK.

    The picture at the top of the window that opens will give you the general
    (Operating System name and edition) while the line starting with the word
    "version" will give you the rest of the story. Post _both_ in response
    to this message verbatim. No paraphrasing - instead - ensure
    character-for-character copying.

    What version of Internet Explorer are you currently using? Easy to find
    out. Open Internet Explorer and while that is in-focus, press and hold
    the "ALT" key on your keyboard. With the "ALT" key still pressed, press
    (just once, no holding) the "H" key. Now, with the "ALT" key still
    pressed, press (just once, no holding) the "A" key. That will bring up
    the "About Internet Explorer" window. It will give you the exact version
    you are using - repeat what you see there in response to this message.

    How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or
    64-bit version of the Windows operating system
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218

    Knowing what little has been given so far - I can suggest you go ahead and
    do the following (start after you have provided the newsgroup with the above
    information by replying to this thread of the conversation you started):

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan with the following
    (freeware version):

    SuperAntiSpyware
    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download, install, run, update and perform a full scan with the following
    (freeware version):

    MalwareBytes
    http://www.malwarebytes.com/

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    Download and run the MSRT manually:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/ma...e/default.mspx

    You may find nothing, you may find only cookies, you may think it is a
    waste of time - but if you do all this and report back here with what you
    do/don't find as you are doing all of it - you are adding more pieces to
    the puzzle and the entire picture just may become clearer and your
    problem resolved.

    Reboot and logon as administrative user.

    *IF* 32-bit Windows (and either XP, Vista) ...

    How do I reset Windows Update components?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

    .... and click on the "Microsoft Fix it" icon. When asked, select "RUN",
    both times. Check the "I agree" box and click on "Next". Check the box
    for "Run aggressive options (not recommended)" and click "Next". Let
    it finish up and follow the prompts until it is done. Close/exit and
    reboot when it is.

    Otherwise - come back and provide the requested information. ;-)

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



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    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Default Re: Missing BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) Windows Upd

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) when posting in a forum or
    newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply.

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    Error message when you search for available updates on the Windows Update
    Web site or on the Microsoft Update Web site: "0x80246008":
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956706
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    www.banthecheck.com


    Jeff wrote:
    > Windows Update reports I have 11 Important updates to install. I've tried
    > installing all 11, 7, or just a few of them with no success. Doesn't work
    > over 802.11g nor direct connected to Ethernet. Last successful Update
    > appears to have been in late NOV 2009. Current error is "Windows Update
    > error 80246008". "Fix" is to ensure that BITS and Windows Event Log
    > Service
    > are both set to AutoStart and if stopped, to start both. Windows Event
    > Log
    > was started. BITS was stopped. Set to Autostart Delayed, clicked on
    > START.
    > System responses back with Error 2: Cannot find specified file.
    > Any ideas on how to fix a missing BITS service/file? Thanks..



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    biggmikke is offline Junior Member Array
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    Default biggmikke

    do a file system scan :
    c=ick start ,type cmd in the start search box,right-click cmd,exe, and then right click administer.
    then type the following command and press enter:sfc/scannow

    p.s i had the same problem and this work i had a corrupt file

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