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major226
Level 7

Background Intelligence Transfer Service(BITS) Problem

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BITS is not communicating with the Microsoft/Windows/ Security Updates on my XP PRO Operating System. The microsoft community says that McAfee is causing the problem. Can someone please help?

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Re: Background Intelligence Transfer Service(BITS) Problem

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Hi major226,

Please Navigate to the below key in Registry Editor

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS

Click on BITS and check to see keys "DelayedAutoStart" & "SIDVersionType". on the right pane.

Delete and Press OK.

Check to see if you are able to start BITS

Regards

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Re: Background Intelligence Transfer Service(BITS) Problem

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Hi major226,

Kindly post back the status of BITS in services.msc console whether it is started and set to Automatic. If it is stopped try starting it manually and post back the error message if you receive one.

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major226
Level 7

Re: Background Intelligence Transfer Service(BITS) Problem

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Thank you for your prompt response. The error message I receive Error 1290:0X50a.

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Re: Background Intelligence Transfer Service(BITS) Problem

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Hi major226,

Below i what I found in Microsoft Forums. Click here see more..!

a recent update for WIndows XP SP 3 seems to have accidentally added 2 flags into the BITS Service Registry entry which are, simply said, invalid there in that place on XP Clients.


The first key is "DelayedAutoStart".  According to MS this is valid from Vista and newer only, so -> remove that from a WIndows XP machine since it is not functioning.


The second key (and mostly our cause of 1290 0x50a error for BITS where it appears)

is the flag "SIDVersionType".

On WIndows XP this is invalid for the BITS service also. -> Remove it.


After that, Reboot Windows XP.

It doesn't seem to be an Issue with McAfee. Post back the Outcome..!

Regards

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major226
Level 7

Re: Background Intelligence Transfer Service(BITS) Problem

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Hi, I'm just a neophyte  when it comes to computers. Could you please elaborate where to find the first and second key(s) in the BITS Service Registry. Thank you for your kind suggestions.

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Moderator
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Re: Background Intelligence Transfer Service(BITS) Problem

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Hi major226,

Please Navigate to the below key in Registry Editor

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS

Click on BITS and check to see keys "DelayedAutoStart" & "SIDVersionType". on the right pane.

Delete and Press OK.

Check to see if you are able to start BITS

Regards

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Peacekeeper
Level 20

Re: Background Intelligence Transfer Service(BITS) Problem

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Also if you are not familiar with the registry editor you get to it by Start run and type regedit in the box. It is a good idea to highlight the computer name at the top and go to file export and export the registry in case of issues.

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