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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Open Procedure for service "BITS" in DLL

As many will know, the following error shows up in the Event Log (Event ID 1008):

Log Name:Application 
Event ID:1008 
Description:The Open Procedure for service "BITS" in DLL "C:\Windows\System32\bitsperf.dll" failed. Performance data for this service will not be available. The first four bytes (DWORD) of the Data section contains the error code. 

This problem occurs when BITS(Background Intelligent Transfer Service)has been never been started. The error is not recorded if BITS starts by manual operation or Windows Update starts.

Fix: Simply start the dang service - no harm, no foul. Leaving it on automatic startup doesn't hurt either. Resetting the counters as many suggest doesn't work.

From the Administrative Tools, click on Services or click Start > Run then enter services.msc. Find the "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" and start it (and/or set it to start automatically):

While I found MANY references, this one gave the assurance on what the real problem is (and how to fix):

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