Windows XP Services

Background Intelligent Transfer Service - Windows XP Service

Uses idle network bandwidth to transfer data.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Service name:BITS
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Background Intelligent Transfer Service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Background Intelligent Transfer Service fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the BITS service has failed to start.


Background Intelligent Transfer Service will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreBackgroundIntelligentTransferServiceWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the qmgr.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.