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Volume Shadow Copy

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by FlaBill, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. FlaBill

    FlaBill Flightless Bird

    Attempting to follow the prerequisites of installing SP3 I ran into a
    stumbling block of not being able to back up files due to this:
    Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:80042301
    Aborting Backup.
    Have not found adequate info to correct this. Downloaded VSS 7.2SDK
    still no help.
    Hope to find some here.
    Bill
     
  2. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:ae69fdce-5ea1-4ab9-92d2-769e84df5a7d@k35g2000yqb.googlegroups.com,
    FlaBill <wfwpics@gmail.com> typed:
    > Attempting to follow the prerequisites of installing SP3 I ran into a
    > stumbling block of not being able to back up files due to this:
    > Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:80042301
    > Aborting Backup.
    > Have not found adequate info to correct this. Downloaded VSS 7.2SDK
    > still no help.
    > Hope to find some here.
    > Bill


    Volume Shadow Copy Services is a service that must be running in order to
    back up files that are "in use". With windows, even when you do nothing,
    there are files being "used", so any backup that includes the operating
    system must use that service.

    Access:
    -- Start; Programs; Administrative Tools; Services
    OR
    Find Administrative Services in Control Panel and start it from there.

    Find "Volume Shadow Copy" in the list in the left hand pane.

    Most likely, "Startup Type" column has no entry for it, where it should
    contain the word Manual or Automatic in order to do backups.

    Double click "Volume Shadow Copy" to see its Properties (or right click and
    choose Properties).

    In the Properties General tab, click Start. The service should start and
    indicates it started. Just watch it for a few seconds to see that it remains
    started.

    Still in the General Tab, click dropdown menu "Start Type". Choose
    "Automatic" from the list.
    You can also set it to "Manual", but "Automatic" is better.
    NOTE: Another process also depends on this service running too so if you've
    had any problems with remote procedures, this could be the reason.

    Close Properties.
    Note that the service is running and the type is Automatic.
    Close the window.
    Reboot/Restart.

    Go to Administrative services again and verify that the Volume Shadow Copy
    still shows as running and start type is automatic. If so, you're done.

    Now you should be able to do your backups properly without missing anything
    that might be in use.

    Let us know if that doesn't work for you; it should. BEWARE: Do not make
    changes to services on your own unless you are certain of what you're doing.

    HTH,

    Twayne
     
  3. pip22

    pip22 Flightless Bird

    Try this fix:

    Start >> Run

    In the Run box type *regsvr32 ole32.dll*

    Click 'OK' to run it or press <ENTER>
     
  4. FlaBill

    FlaBill Flightless Bird

    On Jan 27, 1:53 pm, "Twayne" <nob...@spamcop.net> wrote:
    > Innews:ae69fdce-5ea1-4ab9-92d2-769e84df5a7d@k35g2000yqb.googlegroups.com,
    > FlaBill <wfwp...@gmail.com> typed:
    >
    > > Attempting to follow the prerequisites of installing SP3 I ran into a
    > > stumbling block of not being able to back up files due to this:
    > > Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:80042301
    > > Aborting Backup.
    > > Have not found adequate info to correct this. Downloaded VSS 7.2SDK
    > > still no help.
    > > Hope to find some here.
    > > Bill

    >
    > Volume Shadow Copy Services is a service that must be running in order to
    > back up files that are "in use". With windows, even when you do nothing,
    > there are files being "used", so any backup that includes the operating
    > system must use that service.
    >
    > Access:
    > -- Start; Programs; Administrative Tools; Services
    > OR
    > Find Administrative Services in Control Panel and start it from there.
    >
    > Find "Volume Shadow Copy" in the list in the left hand pane.
    >
    > Most likely, "Startup Type" column has no entry for it, where it should
    > contain the word Manual or Automatic in order to do backups.
    >
    > Double click "Volume Shadow Copy" to see its Properties (or right click and
    > choose Properties).
    >
    > In the Properties General tab, click Start. The service should start and
    > indicates it started. Just watch it for a few seconds to see that it remains
    > started.
    >
    > Still in the General Tab, click dropdown menu "Start Type". Choose
    > "Automatic" from the list.
    >    You can also set it to "Manual", but "Automatic" is better.
    > NOTE: Another process also depends on this service running too so if you've
    > had any problems with remote procedures, this could be the reason.
    >
    > Close Properties.
    > Note that the service is running and the type is Automatic.
    > Close the window.
    > Reboot/Restart.
    >
    > Go to Administrative services again and verify that the Volume Shadow Copy
    > still shows as running and start type is automatic.  If so, you're done..
    >
    > Now you should be able to do your backups properly without missing anything
    > that might be in use.
    >
    > Let us know if that doesn't work for you; it should. BEWARE: Do not make
    > changes to services on your own unless you are certain of what you're doing.
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Twayne


    Thank you for the detailed help. I have copied it for future use. In
    the meantime found a software that handles backups and will proceed
    with prerequisites to d/l SP3.
    Bill
     

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