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Windows 7: keeps crashing / freezing

30 Apr 2009   #1

Win 7 7600 x64
 
 
keeps crashing / freezing

hey min Windows 7 (7100x64) keeps crashing all the time

in event veiwer ive traced it down to
VSS
Express Writer error: failed while adding express writers from directory System.

Operation:
Initializing Writer
Gathering Writer Data
Executing Asynchronous Operation

Context:
File Path: C:\Windows\Vss\Writers\System\
Execution Context: Requestor
Current State: GatherWriterMetadata

Error-specific details:
Error: CreateFile("75DFB225-E2E4-4d39-9AC9-FFAFF65DDF06.xml"), 0x80070002, The system cannot find the file specified.


how do i fix this?

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01 May 2009   #2

Win 7 7600 x64
 
 

anyone?
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02 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
 
 

I am getting exactly the same error and cannot find a solution. Have you solved the error. I get it to a USB disk, but no problem to a network drive.
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06 May 2009   #4

Win7 7100
 
 

I'm showing the same error in the event log, but I'm not crashing. What are your hardware specs? I've got the following:

MB: MSI P35 Neo2-FR
CPU: E8400, OC'd
Memory: 8GB Corsair Dominator DDR2-1066 (running at 870 to maintain tight timings
GPU: BFG 8800GTX 768MB
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06 May 2009   #5

 
VSS error

I have only had the VSS error once .... but I fixed this way, since VSS is Volume Shadow Service. I did make sure the RESTORE was enabled, I then did make 1 restore point. next time I rebooted I turned off the "RESTORE" fuction. used a 3rd party program and deleted all reference to "restore img." then did a TOTAL DEFRAG...
No problems since then. I do hope this fixes your problem also.
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07 May 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Do you have any CD/DVD burning/ripping programs installed? It could be that they are causing a problem. Try uninstalling them to see if it stops the errors.
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07 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 (the OS formerly known as Vista)
 
 
same exact VSS error

I had a crash earlier, but managed to recover. I'm now getting the exact same error as Night is (the same error code, xml file, etc.). However, it's no longer crashing. I just get this error when I try to take a snapshot, or run the backup.

Snuffy - Could you elaborate a bit more on what you did to fix this error? I've been spinning my wheels trying to fix this one.

If anyone else has any feedback, let us know.

Thanks
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10 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 x86 and x64 - RTM
 
 
Same error here

I'm getting the same error...nothing fatal but it keeps showing up in my Event Log.

I wonder if it's because I use CCleaner and it somehow is deleting some info that is needed by VSS???

Any other conjecture by someone else?
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11 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I'm getting the exact same error when I try to do a System Backup (both to an attached NAS drive and to an attached USB drive). The backup hangs 15% the way in while trying to create a shadow copy.

The error in the Event Log is:

Express Writer error: failed while adding express writers from directory System.
Operation:
Initializing Writer
Gathering Writer Data
Executing Asynchronous Operation
Context:
File Path: C:\Windows\Vss\Writers\System\
Execution Context: Requestor
Current State: GatherWriterMetadata
Error-specific details:
Error: CreateFile("75DFB225-E2E4-4d39-9AC9-FFAFF65DDF06.xml"), 0x80070002, The system cannot find the file specified.

I don't use CCleaner, so that can't be it. Since the media (both USB and NAS) fail, it can't be due to the device.

The file referenced above does exist, so I don't know why it says it can't create the file.

I'm running Win 7 RC1 on a ThinkPad T61. Any thoughts/solutions would be appreciated.
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11 May 2009   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Catbookpro View Post
I had a crash earlier, but managed to recover. I'm now getting the exact same error as Night is (the same error code, xml file, etc.). However, it's no longer crashing. I just get this error when I try to take a snapshot, or run the backup.

Snuffy - Could you elaborate a bit more on what you did to fix this error? I've been spinning my wheels trying to fix this one.

If anyone else has any feedback, let us know.

Thanks
VSS is Volume Shadow Service. If VSS is not running then you can not make backups.
start--> admin tools -> component services --> down to Services (local) and make sure your VSS is started and set to auto. as you can see by the pic I have mine on manual and it also is turned off


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