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BITS Service won't start Error 0x80070002

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Build 9600

    BITS Service won't start Error 0x80070002

    Hi guys,

    I have a nasty problem on Windows 8.1

    My BITS Service won't start (and therefor Update, Store, etc are all down).

    Event log shows two error events;

    The BITS service failed to start. Error 0x80070002.
    The Background Intelligent Transfer Service service terminated with the following service-specific error:
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    Addditionally another error appears every now and then:
    The ScRegSetValueExW call failed for FailureActions with the following error:
    Access is denied.

    I've tried so far:
    Windows Update Troubleshooter -> first few times it just said it coudn't fix my problem, now it just hangs on starting BITS
    sfc /scannow -> no errors found
    Microsoft FixIT for Win Update
    System Restore
    Refreshing the image using DISM
    I checked all the registery keys for BITS with another build 9600 pc and made them matching, no effect.
    I cleared the Data Store folder and restarted Win update serv, no effect on BITS

    Any thoughts?
    Last edited by DutchWolf114; 13 Jul 2015 at 16:47.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Build 9600

    Sorry for doublepost, found a possibly related error in event log:

    The server {4991D34B-80A1-4291-83B6-3328366B9097} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

    Source: DistributedCOM
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    OS X 10.10

    The ScRegSetValueExW message is a reasonably common error message, and one that can usually be safely ignored. I've noticed it when installing or uninstalling software and is related to an application trying to access a portion of the registry it shouldn't be.

    Have you tried a malware scan on the machine? BITS is a fragile service at times - given the file not found message, it might be worthwhile trying to start the service whilst running Process Monitor (available from TechNet, previously a Sysinternals product) to see exactly what Windows can't find.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Build 9600

    I have ran a virus check with Panda. I'll try the process monitor a try and report back.

    EDIT: I've never used this program, what exactly am I looking for?
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