The Background Intelligent Transfer Service failed to start – possible fix
As an IT consultant, I occasionally run into a problem that takes ages to fix. In a recent case, a computer could not start BITS. (Sadly I didn’t catch the exact error wording.)
After trying the usual tricks (that usually fix Automatic Updates) I got nowhere and had to resort to multi-page Googling. Here’s the one link that did end up fixing the problem comprehensively – although at this stage I’m still not sure exactly which step fixed it.
If this link ever 404’s let me know, I’ve saved a copy.
EDIT: CastleCops ceased trading. I’ve mirrored their page at http://auzzie.net/BITS/
(/me ponders whether 404’s should have an apostrophe.)