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Windows 7: Windows Update Error 80246008 in Windows 7 - Fix

10 Sep 2015   #60
scottie916

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Win7 BITS fix (did not work 09/10/15)...

I thought this was going to do it, but alas, the BITS service is back to manual and NOT started......

A little background - my last successful Win7 update from MS was mid August 2015 (Adobe Flash Player 18, Auslogics Disk Defrag, Auslogic Registry Cleaner, Auslogic Registry Defrag). Anyhow I had no idea I was not receiving any updates until I was working on my moms desktop Win 7 and saw she was having updates installed but I was not....

So, I install Avira v14 Internet Security Free, Malware Bytes, Super Anti-Spyware and they do not find anything...

Running under the Windows SELECTIVE STARTUP w/load system services and JUST the windows services (however Avira Mail Protection, Real-Time Protection, Web Protection) also running....

BITS is shown as being checked, but STOPPED

Here I am...
- I followed Steps 1 thru 5
- My COM+ Event System was started and Automatic
- My BITS was NOT started and Automatic-Delayed

STEP I - Downloaded Reset_Windows_Update_History.bat & Ran - OK

STEP II - Folder Existed

STEP III - It was Empty

STEP IV - Ran MS Fix 50202 in aggressive mode (checked it); rebooted PC

STEP V - Uninstalled Auslogic BoostSpeed 8, BitMeter, Auslogic Driver Updater; rebooted PC
(*** should I have UNINSTALLED AVIRA, too??? ***)
DID NOT need the EventSystemWin7.reg as COM+ was A-OK
DID DOWNLOAD BITSWin7.reg and placed on desktop
DID DOWNLOAD PsTools; copied PSEXEC.EXE to C:\Windows\System32
Extracted the PsTools fix to my DESKTOP
RAN psexec -s -i -d regedit in the CMD as Administrator
RAN REGEDIT.EXE in the CMD as Administrator
IMPORTED BITSWin7.reg into the registry - it was SUCCESSFUL
Exited REGEDIT.EXE; closed all OPEN windows, folders, etc - REBOOTED PC
Logged in and checked the BITS (now manual and NOT started)

I started the Control Panel >> Windows Updates and it found 17 updates, including the following:

KB3087038: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows x64-based Systems
(tried, downloaded, failed to install)
KB3074543: Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x-64
KB3074230: Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5,4.5.1,4.5.2 on Win7, Vista, Server 2008 ... x-64
KB3074550: Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5,4.5.1,4.5.2 on Win7, Vista, Server 2008 ... x-64
KB3069114: Security Update For Windows 7 x64-based Systems
KB3083992: "
KB3084135: "
KB3086255: "
KB3087039: "
KB3087918: Security Update For Windows 7 x64-based Systems
KB3075249: Update for Win7 x64-based System
KB3077715: "
KB3078667: "
KB3080149: "
KB3083324: "
KB3092627: Update for Win7 x64-based System
Upgrade to Windows 10 (no way!)
KB8900830: Windows Malicious Scanner September 2015

I even tried to MANUALLY start BITS, but get that same darn error message:
"Windows could not start BITS on Local Computer. For more information review the System Event
Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific
error code -2147024894."

Here is the System Event Log entry for the above:

- System

- Provider


[ Name] Service Control Manager


[ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}


[ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager


- EventID 7024


[ Qualifiers] 49152



Version 0


Level 2


Task 0


Opcode 0


Keywords 0x8080000000000000

- TimeCreated


[ SystemTime] 2015-09-11T03:56:57.525732100Z



EventRecordID 2435983


Correlation

- Execution


[ ProcessID] 620


[ ThreadID] 3872



Channel System


Computer Scott-Laptop


Security
- EventData

param1 Background Intelligent Transfer Service

param2 %%-2147024894

I tried the 2nd item (Security update for .NET 3.5.1 - 646 bytes)
>> but it NEVER downloads anything
>> seems to get "stuck" trying to download

So, I am at a loss..... can you think of or see anything I missed or should try next?!?


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10 Sep 2015   #61
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

scottie916 I suggest that you start your own new thread. You will get proper help a lot quicker.
The same error code on different computer can be cause by more than one thing.
Using repairs methods for another computer can cause even more problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2015   #62
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
scottie916 I suggest that you start your own new thread. You will get proper help a lot quicker.
The same error code on different computer can be cause by more than one thing.
Using repairs methods for another computer can cause even more problems.
This is a tutorial Jack. Although your advice is good, they are posting about the results from this tutorial.
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13 Sep 2015   #63
nikhilnh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have been having the Windows update problem ( Update Error 80246008) since June. I found this thread and followed all the instructions, still the BITS service doesn't start. When I try to start the BITS service I get the following error message

"Windows couldn't start BITS on local computer. For more info refer system log and refer to service specific error code 2147024893".

When I looked at the System event log , it's filled with errors about BITS service. The two errors that appear repeatedly are

1) The Background Intelligent Transfer Service service terminated with service-specific error %%-2147024893

2) The BITS service failed to start. Error 0x80070003

Another thing that I noticed while following Step 2 of the tutorial is, The folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Downloader is present in my system , however I can't access it even using the Admin account. When I try to access it by double clicking on it, I get the following error message

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Network\Downloader refers to a location that is unavailable.

Anyhelp to solve this problem is greatly appreciated.
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13 Sep 2015   #64
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Since the author of this tutorial isn't around anymore, it would probably be best to start a thread in the updates forum,

Windows Update Posting Instructions

And just include that you have tried the steps in this tutorial.
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13 Sep 2015   #65
scottie916

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Windows 7 update error 80246008 - since 08/13/2015

Nikhiknh....

I would suggest following along with my specific thread that NeoIDP has been helping me along with at:

Windows 7 update error 80246008 - since 08/13/2015

I also tried following along and doing the steps of another thread that did not work. It appears I have a very different issue that NoeIDP has not seen before. So your's might also be along those lines.

But, I would NOT recommend just "blindly" trying someone else's fix. It could make your situation worse.

-Scott
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13 May 2017   #66
compupyro

win7 pro x64
 
 

I registered just to add to this.
i have Win7 x64 and updates was stuck at zero% and processor was just running forever for months without me knowing it.
finally found out today and had a go. searched and tried a few things. what worked for me in general are:

1. ran rootkit detect from MBaR, cleaned a few things, maybe or maybe not related
2. downloaded and ran update diagnostics / troubleshooter (WindowsUpdate.diagcab) a few times.
- first time it ran it seemed that it fixed a few things. but when i tried update again. it gets stuck again.
- 2nd time it ran it would say that it couldnt fix the issues.
- i would get the message (file not found or no read permission)
- i tried looking where this might be causing it, the folder has correct permissions, i was admin, etc...
- finally i killed the svchost task (and assoc processes) that was running while it was doing detection and something new popped up. something about a update db of sorts being created.
- after that things finally worked!

in addition for the KB2538243 that failed for me. i just downloaded it direct and installed it. no issues there.

just thought this might help.
CK
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