NET HELPMSG 2182 Error on Windows 10 – How to Fix It?

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Summary:

Windows 10 is a fantastic operating system, but it has its fair share of problems. NET HELPMSG 2182 Error is one of those issues. When using the Windows store, you might face an error message that reads “NET HELPMASG 2182”, “Windows Store cache may be damaged,” etc. 

In today’s article, we will discuss how to fix this error message. 

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  • What Causes the Problem with BITS Service: The requested service has already been started. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2182 Error.

 

NET HELPMSG 2182 Error

 

Solution 1. Run Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) Troubleshooter

Solution 2. Use Windows Update Troubleshooter

Solution 3. Use elevated command prompt to reset Windows Update Service 

Solution 4. Check system file for errors

Causes of NET HELPMSG 2182 Error

This error message can be caused due to corruption of system files, faulty Windows Update services, or a bad Windows update.

 

 

Besides this, there are 2 other causes too. They are listed below:

  • Broken Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) – This service supports installing new Windows updates. If it gets corrupted, you might happen to face issues like “Windows Update error 0x80070020”, “NET HELPMSG 2182,” etc.
  • Faulty System Files – When system files are damaged, Windows fails to run updating service.

Now that we know what can cause NET HELPMSG 2182 Error let’s learn how to fix NET HELPMSG 2182.

Solution 1. Run Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) Troubleshooter

1. In Windows search bar type Background Intelligent Transfer Service

2. Select the search result that reads Find and fix problems with background downloads

 

NET HELPMSG 2182

 

3. To fix problems with Background Intelligent Service, click Next.

 

troubleshoot Background Intelligent Service

 

4. Wait for the troubleshooter to detect errors.

 

detect errors

 

5. If problems are detected, follow on-screen instructions to fix them. Now check if NET HELPMSG 2182 Windows 10 error message is resolved or not.

Solution 2. Use Windows Update Troubleshooter

To fix common Windows errors, you can use in-built Windows troubleshooting. So, to fix NET HELPMSG 2182, we will use it. To do so, follow the steps below:

1. Type troubleshooting in the Windows search bar.

2. Select the search results

 

NET HELPMSG 2182

 

3. Click Troubleshoot from the left pane > Additional troubleshooter

4. Click Windows Update > Run the troubleshooter

 

Additional troubleshooter

 

5. Wait for the process to finish; it will fix errors if any are detected. Now check if the problem persists.

Solution 3. Use elevated command prompt to reset Windows Update Service

Corrupt/ faulty Windows Update is also responsible for NET HELPMSG 2182 error. To resolve it, we need to reset Windows Update. To do so, follow the steps below:
1. Open elevated Command Prompt

2. Type the following commands, one at a time, and press Enter after each command:

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver

and press Enter

3. After this, type the following commands one by one and hit the Enter key after each command

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

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

4. Once this is done, type the following command each at a time and press the Enter key after entering each command:

net start wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

5. Now, check if you face the same error message.

Solution 4. Check system file for errors

Faulty system files also cause NET HELPMSG 2182 Error. To fix this, we need to run System File Checker. To do so, follow the steps below:

1. Type Command Prompt in the Windows search bar

2. Select it > right-click > Run as administrator

3. Type SFC /scannow and press Enter

Note: There’s a space between SFC and /scannow

4. Wait for the process to finish; this might take some time.

5. Once done, check the system NET HELPMSG 2182 error should be fixed.

This is it. Using these fixes, you can easily get rid of NET HELPMSG 2182 errors that you face when accessing Windows Store. We hope using these solutions, you can fix the NET HELPMSG 2182 error. Do let us know which fix worked for you in the comments section. This helps us know which solution works for most users.

 

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  • Gajendra singh
    I was facing this error

    11 months ago Reply

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