Service registration is missing or corrupt

I went onto Windows Update, and i got an error that said "Service registration is missing or corrupt" Not fixed.. so i clicked on detailed information and it says all this.. what is this and how can i fix this?

Windows Update
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Issues found
Service registration is missing or corrupt
Not fixed
Reset service registration
Completed
Potential issues that were checked
Windows Update environment variables are incorrect
Issue not present
Some security settings are missing or have been changed
Issue not present
Check for missing or corrupt files
Issue not present
Issues found
Detection details
6
Service registration is missing or corrupt
Not fixed
Reset service registration
Completed
Potential issues that were checked
Detection details
Windows Update environment variables are incorrect
Issue not present
Some security settings are missing or have been changed
Issue not present
Check for missing or corrupt files
Issue not present
Detection details
Collected File
File Name: CheckSURLog.cab
Service Status
Problem with BITS service : The requested service has already been started. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182.
Collection information
Computer Name: CONNOR-PC
Windows Version:
10.0
Architecture:
x64
Time:
Friday, September 4, 2015 6:25:17 PM
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Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Find and fix problems that may prevent background downloads from working
Package Version:
1.2.1.20140627
Publisher:
Microsoft Corporation
Windows Update
Find and fix problems with Windows Update
Package Version:
8.1.1.20140627
Publisher:
Microsoft Corporation

 

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Hi Connor,

Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

I understand the inconvenience that you are experiencing. I will definitely assist you.

This issue may occur due to Windows update is corrupt. I would recommend you to reset the windows update component manually. Resetting Windows Update Components will fix corrupt Windows Update Components and help you to install the Windows Updates quickly. Follow the below steps:

1. Press Windows Key + X on the keyboard and then select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu.

2. Stop the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.

                           net stop wuauserv

                           net stop cryptSvc

                           net stop bits

                           net stop msiserver

3. Now rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folder. You can do this by typing the following commands in the Command Prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.

                          ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

                          ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

4. Now, let’s restart the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. Type the following commands in the Command Prompt for this. Press the ENTER key after you type each command.

                        net start wuauserv

                        net start cryptSvc

                        net start bits

                        net start msiserver

5. Type Exit in the Command Prompt to close it and then restart the computer.

Note: Disable anti-virus program while installing Windows updates, if might detect some files as bug and the updates files might get corrupt during installation.

NOTE: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you shouldn't disable your antivirus software. If you have to temporarily disable it to install other software, you should re-enable it as soon as you're done. If you're connected to the Internet or a network while your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.

Hope this helps. If you need further assistance with Windows, let us know and will be glad to help.

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Excellent (and time proven) ideas, but were unavailing currently. Any further ideas?

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How do I reset Windows Update components?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\System and Security\Windows Update

Try the System Update Readiness Tool too, follow the instruction as they pertain to Windows 8.

System Update Readiness Tool fixes Windows Update errors in Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821

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I have the same problem but when I try to stop the services it won't let me stop msiserver

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Is some other process using the Service?

Try stopping it via an Elevated Command Prompt, and from within a Clean Boot.

How to perform a clean boot in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/en-au

How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/929135

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i stuck at the 

net stop msiserver


it shown the window installer service is not started 

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 3521.

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If it is already stopped then perhaps you could try going on to the next step and see if you can complete the process.

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I have the same error with the same message: The requested service has already been started. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182

I am concerned about trying your solution for fear of making the situation worse.

I can get the updates! is this error worth fixing if you can get the updates?

thanks

andrea

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You could create a System Restore point so that you may return to your current situation should something go wrong while attempting any fix.

How to repair the operating system and how to restore the operating system configuration to an earlier point in time in Windows Vista (or 7, or 8, or 10).
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212/#appliesto


See, Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Recovery\ Open System Restore

How to Enable System Restore (and Repair System Problems) on Windows 10
http://www.howtogeek.com/237230/how-to-enable-system-restore-and-repair-system-problems-on-windows-10/

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Hi Connor,

Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

I understand the inconvenience that you are experiencing. I will definitely assist you.

This issue may occur due to Windows update is corrupt. I would recommend you to reset the windows update component manually. Resetting Windows Update Components will fix corrupt Windows Update Components and help you to install the Windows Updates quickly. Follow the below steps:

1. Press Windows Key + X on the keyboard and then select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu.

2. Stop the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.

                           net stop wuauserv

                           net stop cryptSvc

                           net stop bits

                           net stop msiserver

3. Now rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folder. You can do this by typing the following commands in the Command Prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.

                          ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

                          ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

4. Now, let’s restart the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. Type the following commands in the Command Prompt for this. Press the ENTER key after you type each command.

                        net start wuauserv

                        net start cryptSvc

                        net start bits

                        net start msiserver

5. Type Exit in the Command Prompt to close it and then restart the computer.

Note: Disable anti-virus program while installing Windows updates, if might detect some files as bug and the updates files might get corrupt during installation.

NOTE: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you shouldn't disable your antivirus software. If you have to temporarily disable it to install other software, you should re-enable it as soon as you're done. If you're connected to the Internet or a network while your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.

Hope this helps. If you need further assistance with Windows, let us know and will be glad to help.

I get "access denied" when I try to rename in step 3.  I am using the admin prompt.  What do I need to do to be able to make the name changes?

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