From: kphillips on 2 Aug 2005 00:50
John H wrote:
> You won't believe it - I got the darn thing working!!!
> I kept searching and found this one post and followed it (what the heck, I
> tried all the other ones). BTW: I am nominating the guy for a Nobel Prize.
> Delete the downloader folder - that's it! (C:\documents and settings\all
> users\application data\microsoft\network\downloader
> BITS will recreate it when you start it up.
> BAM! - It now works !! I have my new Windows updates installed in less
> than 1 minute! Yipee!!
> I hope you are as lucky,
> "John H" wrote:
> > Amen to that! What is the program ???
> > "Nailz_Arizona" wrote:
> > > For the love of God, please post the program or fix if you have it - PLEASE.
> > >
> > > "JDPower" wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > I found a fix that works, well it did for me. Spent two months in
> > > > correspendance with Microsoft but none of their suggestions were
> > > > working. Then I had a little program recommended to me that I
> > > > reluctantly tried but after running it BITS had started up again and as
> > > > a result updates are working again, WOOHOO!
> > > >
> > > > I don't want to post a direct link on here as its not my program to
> > > > post but if anyone would like to PM me I will happily send it to them.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > JDPower
> > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > > JDPower's Profile: http://www.msusenet.com/member.php?userid=1782
> > > > View this thread: http://www.msusenet.com/t-1870433566
> > > >
> > > >
From: kphillips on 2 Aug 2005 00:54
Woo Hoo! I too had the same problem with the BITS service failing to
start. I removed the downloader folder (C:\documents and settings\all
users\application data\microsoft\network\downloader)and started the
BITS service successfully!
You guys ROCK!
From: David_C on 19 Aug 2005 01:49
If deleting the ..\downloader folder has not solved your problem try
this. It should do the trick.
1. Open a new text document on your desktop.
-right click on desktop
-point to new
-point to text document
2. Copy and paste the following entries into the text document.
3. Save this file as a batch file.
-click on save as
-open the drop down box at the bottom to read save as file type: all
-name of file: BITS_fix.bat (the .bat is creating a batch file)
4. Run the BITS_fix.bat (double-click)
5. Now start BITS service. Should start fine and allow all updates.
Explanation: (I think this is what's happening)
-Removing an anti-virus program removes or corrupts initpki.dll.
Hopes this works for any frustrated users out there.
From: Don on 19 Aug 2005 09:16
Thank you, David. I have struggled with this problem quite a while. Your
..bat solution worked. Norton Internet Security was uninstalled from my
laptop recently. If initpki.dll was corrupted, how does the bat file fix it?
"David_C" <SpywareNinja(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> Hello all,
> If deleting the ..\downloader folder has not solved your problem try
> this. It should do the trick.
> 1. Open a new text document on your desktop.
> -right click on desktop
> -point to new
> -point to text document
> 2. Copy and paste the following entries into the text document.
> regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
> regsvr32 jscript.dll
> regsvr32 vbscript.dll
> regsvr32 msxml.dll
> regsvr32 softpub.dll
> regsvr32 wintrust.dll
> regsvr32 initpki.dll
> regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll
> 3. Save this file as a batch file.
> -click on save as
> -open the drop down box at the bottom to read save as file type: all
> -name of file: BITS_fix.bat (the .bat is creating a batch file)
> 4. Run the BITS_fix.bat (double-click)
> 5. Now start BITS service. Should start fine and allow all updates.
> Explanation: (I think this is what's happening)
> -Removing an anti-virus program removes or corrupts initpki.dll.
> Hopes this works for any frustrated users out there.
From: David_C on 19 Aug 2005 11:07
I'm glad that worked for you. regsvr32 name.dll registers .dll's
(system files) that have become "unregistered" so to speak. Norton is
notorious for causing problems when it is uninstalled.
The .bat file re-registers all necessary .dll's to get BITS started
again and to fix any other .dll's that may also have been "corrupted".