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Topic # 110142 3-Oct-2012 22:19 Send private message

have been doing a backup / archive of my computer, and I have been getting this error message:

Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:80042301
Reverting to non-shadow copy backup mode.

I am using the Windows backup Program.

Any ideas, how to get shadow copy working again? (And how much does it matter that shadow copy is not working?)

I am running Win XP - SP3

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  Reply # 696506 4-Oct-2012 22:38 Send private message

Anything else related in the event log around the same time?

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  Reply # 696512 4-Oct-2012 22:48 Send private message

stu28: Any ideas, how to get shadow copy working again? (And how much does it matter that shadow copy is not working?)

Shadow Copy just means it makes another temporary copy before doing the backup, rather than directly copying the original file.  If nothing has changed in the meantime, it doesn't matter.  I make a practice of closing all running programs before doing the backup, to avoid issues like this.  Otherwise, your backup can contain a mixture of files which are up to date, and some that aren't.

stu28: I am running Win XP - SP3

I think this may be part of your problem.  I never found Backup on XP to be very reliable, and on Vista it was absolute rubbish.  With Windows 7 it finally works the way it was supposed to from the beginning.





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