BackGround Intelligent Transfer Service Stops

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  1. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi

    I use Win XP SP3 and have recently been having problems with Windows update not updating.

    I traced this to BITS (Background Intellingent Transfer Service) being stopped. Once I re started BITS Windows Update works OK.

    The problem now is that when I reboot or re start the computer BITS reverts to stopped. (Yep I did click on Apply when I restarted BITS)

    Anyone any ideas how to solve this please. ie to keep BITS started permanently

    Thanks

    Terry
     
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    Just to be clear, after you started the service, did you also change the startup type to automatic or manual and click apply and then ok?

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  3. TerryWood

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    Hi innerpeace

    Yes I clicked on Automatic, then Start, then Apply then OK

    Also did this with Manual

    Thanks

    Terry
     
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    Hi Terry, I had to ask about the startup type ;) . From what I'm reading manual is default and I'm not sure it needs to be running all the time.

    * Were you having trouble with automatic or manual updates?
    * How did you trace it to BITS?
    * Have you done any of your own service tweaks or other tweaks that may have caused this problem?
    * When did this problem start?
    * Is your Task Scheduler service set to start automatically? (See last link for needed auto update services)

    Here is a troubleshooter you could try if you already have not. http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/

    Here is more info on BITS. Have a look at the "Take note:" part that list all services needed to automatic updates to work. http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/Archive/Services/Background_Intelligent_Transfer_Service.htm
     
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