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Windows 7: volume shadow copy error -- now what GEEZ LUEEZZ

15 May 2010   #11

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Okey View Post

your output should be like this :
C:\Users\>vssadmin list providers
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.
Provider name: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
Provider type: System
Provider Id: {b5946137-7b9f-4925-af80-51abd60b20d5}

Providers is the actual piece that takes a snapshot, this is a DCOM component. You can search for this in "Component Services", look for VssSampleProvider. If this provider is not getting enlisted means this piece is missing from VSS framework, beacause of which your snapshot has to fail.

You can try re-installling VSS. Till the time provider is not installed properly, you wont be able to take a snapshot.

where can I get the VSS framework download?

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15 May 2010   #12

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

I also installed shadow explorer - Downloads
tried some other dos command too.
see my registry? it's missing sys restore but all the points are available

I give up.

I'll just keep cloning my drive every few days instead of every 5-8weeks
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17 May 2010   #13

Windows 7 32 bit

Have you looked into re-registering the VSS files? The following work-around is for W2K3, but you can try this for your machine. Lets see if this works !

Various issues may occur on a Windows Server 2003-based computer that is running the Volume Shadow Copy Service

Also, you can download the VSS SDK from Microsoft's site and check out the command-line utility that comes with this for VSS, called vshadow.

Using VSS is any time better than cloning your drive. Hope this helps you !

-keep smiling,
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