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Windows 7: Cant start Volume Shadow Copy Service

26 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Cant start Volume Shadow Copy Service

I cant start Volume Shadow Copy
Error is:
The system cannot find path specified. Error 3

But I do have VSSVC.exe in my system32 folder

I have this in registry under description

@%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-101

I think that everything is ok, Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is running

What to do?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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26 Sep 2009   #2

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep View Post
I cant start Volume Shadow Copy
Error is:
The system cannot find path specified. Error 3

But I do have VSSVC.exe in my system32 folder

I have this in registry under description

@%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-101

I think that everything is ok, Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is running

What to do?
The registry value you'd want to check is ImagePath. In your case it seems to point to something that's not being found, or the ImagePath value doesn't exist at all.

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The "description" is just a text string. It's saying "use string index 101 from vssvc.exe in the 'description' field for this service". On my box, which is English Windows, that maps to:

"Manages and implements Volume Shadow Copies used for backup ... blah blah"

On yours, the description string embedded in vssvc.exe may be different if it's a Slovenian version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I dont have Image Path under
HKLM/System/Current Control Set/Services/VSS
Do I make It?

edit:

I made new string name it
ImagePath
and entered
%SystemRoot%\System32\vssvc.exe

Hope its ok.

Doesnt work but I should restart computer right?



I made system restore
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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26 Sep 2009   #4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep View Post
I made system restore
Do you mean it's working now? If not...

Your original error message was almost certainly caused by the lack of ImagePath under 'VSS'. That value is used by the service control manager (SCM) to find the executable and thereby start a given service. Without an image path, the SCM error basically means "OK, I'd like to start it, but I've got no idea where to find it".

If you've got a different error message now, that presumably means ImagePath wasn't the only thing missing on your machine. What's the new error? Do you use "registry cleaners"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

No everythings ok now. Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2009   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep View Post
I cant start Volume Shadow Copy
Error is:
The system cannot find path specified. Error 3

But I do have VSSVC.exe in my system32 folder

I have this in registry under description

@%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-101

I think that everything is ok, Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is running

What to do?
I think you are running a BORKED download.
Many lite or illegal ddownloads are RIPPED - borked. find a legit version
download and start over again... almost all ripped illegal version remove the ability to make RESTORE.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Im still using RTM version. After I done system restore(before I booted into windows)
it seems that everything works OK now.

But it did felt strange, when I had all Restore points ,including one from that same day.
Strange because System Restore could not be shown in Windows(like it didnt run) ,coz the VSSVC.exe wasnt working or could System Restore work just fine, but cant be shown without Volume Shadow Service ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2009   #8

 

Is there any chance that you are Dual Booting?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2009   #9

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
Is there any chance that you are Dual Booting?

No, now is ok ,after Restore.
Only problem ,that I have on RTM 7 is Libriries ,its not working ,dont whay. but will try to find solution.

And Ashampo burning studio stopped working( 7,8,9 stopeed working.)

Im gonna go to win 7 OEm ,anyway I hope it will fix that(upgrade)


TY for your time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2009   #10

 

What difference do you think Retail to OEM upgrade will do if your DOWNLOAD is a borked iso.

Unless your a TECHNET or MSDN - then apparently your using a BORKED
ripped Download. Recommend -
1. wait until you can get a OFFICIAL Download.
really unfair to ask for tech asistance if your COPIES are not 100% legit.

please advise as to version of Win 7. RTM - OEM - x86 - x64 -
version 7000 thru 7600. starter, home, prem, Pro, Enterprise or Ultimate
Legit or Illegal DL.
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