BITS 'Fails to Start' Problem on Vista Has Solution

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Matt Campbell, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Please add this fix to the Microsoft KB.

    The solution to the BITS (Background Intelligent Tranfer Service - startup problem (thereby
    making the O/S unstable and making downloads of updates pretty much
    impossible) seems to have an answer. However no solution is discussed in the
    KB, or so it seems. I did this myself and it fixed the problem for me. Why
    does it work? I have no idea. The answer is posted here:


    'This was the third newsgroup I have posted to and this has become a bit of a
    sore point. I started in the Windows Vista installation/setup newsgroup. No
    answer for over a month (so much for the Microsoft TechNet subscriber

    With this error, BITS starts and immediately stops. BitsAdmin does not work
    in this scenario under Vista.

    I did however STUMBLE upon a fix working on another issue. I have not found
    a KB article that describes the fix. I had to restart Vista using the safe
    boot/Minimal option and then delete Qmgr*.dat files. Deleting the files
    under a normal boot did not work. On my nect normal boot, Windows Update and
    BITS functioned properly.

    I have found that most of the BITS fixes a Windows XP/200x. That is to be
    expected, BUT, pointing Vista users to those fixes has been an excercise in
    frustration (as well as fixing the "fixes").'

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    Matt Campbell, Aug 26, 2007
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