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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect Backup Aborted Error Code 0x8004230f

09 Feb 2015   #21
XP VM User

Windows7 Professional 64bit
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Hi DavidE:

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While trying stuff
What "stuff" did you do to cause your new problems ?
Don't write a new novel, just give a short concise answer with exact details.
Nobody here can know what "stuff" you did ... unless you tell us.
Correct you are! I'll post it here and in my "new" question too for anyone who did not answer for the same reasons! New Thread Link again: Crashed computer DSKCHK deleted all Opera history

Nothing too bad...

I was reading a lot of web sites with "suggestions" for solving the VSS problem due to Norton.
So many were NOT the Windows Seven Forum.... just doing research...

I had 40-50 tabs over 8 or 9 windows open in Opera 27 (just updated a week or so ago when I did Adobe)---that's my last Restore Point before I did a new one yesterday before fooling around with "Recuva" recovery program.

Too many windows, not enough time to read them all.. Plus I was trying some commands (JUST to LOOK they said) in Command prompt.

UNFORTUNATELY when the web browser went away----those sites are LONG LOST and I took some notes on paper... but I can't write very very long web addresses on paper, I trust the Browsers to keep a "history" of where I've been... that's the history everyone keeps trying to delete, its better to keep it alive..

I close computer regularly and re-fresh the browser opening up all of the old history to pick up where I left off.... but yesterday I had a lot of windows open and in middle of work when I get my usual "out of memory" warning (I usually shut down and refresh all history upon opening Opera again--that lets me browse for hours and hours ok)

So "stuff" covers a lot of activity.... I have NO IDEA which command or whatever web page I was reading that crashed and took down everything... sorry! (Norton "SAFE" is always on so I don't go if it warns me its a bad page or site).

I have one or two background programs operating always like CPU monitor and others I got from XP world---in compatibility mode as Windows Seven does not have them.... other than that the computer is run lean... unless on a project when no web use is done.

Sorry so long...

But you asked....

Will post in both threads to inform others.

Thanks DaivdE!

Thank you all who read it.

P.S. Full memory 8 GB on computer 2 sets of 4GB chips.

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09 Feb 2015   #22
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I think the way you are going you will never fix your VSS service. You chose to ignore the Macrium page that gave the fixes and now you are inflicting more damage on your system with useless exercises.

I suggest you forget about Macrium and use the AOMEI Backupper instead. That does not use the VSS service and makes images just as well as Macrium. Here is a short review of it.

AOMEI Backupper Review 2015 - TopTenREVIEWS
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09 Feb 2015   #23
XP VM User

Windows7 Professional 64bit
Thanks for more advice

Hi whs:

Thanks for staying with me on this issue, with further advice....

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I think the way you are going you will never fix your VSS service. You chose to ignore the Macrium page that gave the fixes and now you are inflicting more damage on your system with useless exercises.

I suggest you forget about Macrium and use the AOMEI Backupper instead. That does not use the VSS service and makes images just as well as Macrium. Here is a short review of it.

AOMEI Backupper Review 2015 - TopTenREVIEWS
I have learned many new concepts here on Windows Seven Forum.

One is due to the unreliabitlity of the backup programs, I should have two.

So certainly getting AOMEI was high on my list (but I'm going to get it via paid site, not free to avoid any PUPs etc downloaded).

That still leaves me with just "one" backup system if Macrium is not able to be used.

So here is the plan: (advice please if its wrong)

Step zero (convince the owner of the computer that before first backup is even completed, due to surprise of lack of VSS on laptop, they will have to put forth another $49 for second backup program.

Step 1. Get AOMEI program from its paid website. Thanks for duplicating the link here for me, as I've lost all my pages here I had gone to in Opera and saved open for reference (assume version 2.2 standard is freeware, professional is their paid version of the same 2.2 I assume).

Step 2. Make the TWO backups after installing AOMEI and making sure it works (testing it? I don't think with my knowledge I should try that out about restoring a test area/partition/drive and just hope it works?? when I need it from this review(below) and advice on Windows Seven Forum.

Step 3. With two backups on two drives (one put on shelf) in hand.... return to the "unsolved" problem of fixing the VSS with more confidence now that I have the missing "backup" for not only my registery (as was recommendd here i.e. EURNT, but backed up everything.

Step 4. Then, with the fixed VSS system working again (maybe turning on the "automatic" from "manual" in the System window I posted earlier might do the trick? but I should not play that until I have a backup)--might be that simple.

Step 5. Make two additional backups using the already purchased Macrium system on the two drives.

Step 6. Returning to the issue in the Windows Seven Forum of the lost files/lost browser history of Opera as it had a lot of "temopory" day to day work on the history (i.e. reseraching items to buy for non-computer items that I have no memory of where I found them on the web and have to spend all that time even thinking up what they were again... unless I can get back the browser history... hopefully the new program won't overwrite all of the history files by installing it before I have a change to fix it).


Thanks for reading and any advice, change in order of steps, elimination of steps, other programs?

Speaking of other programs (for those who want to read further).... there are these others listed (I asw them before but didn't raise it with anyone here on Windows Seven Forum as everyone seemed to like AOMEI second to liking Macrium)

(I use Acronis on broken XP that will not save using other methods---it creates a totally encrypted backup that I can't be certain has the data in it---so even though its rated 10.0 I have to skip it unless this laptop needs something like that too)

Macrium Reflect Backup Aborted Error Code 0x8004230f-aomei-other-backup-systems-ps17518.jpg

Macrium Reflect Backup Aborted Error Code 0x8004230f-aomei-others-backups-top-10-ps17519.jpg

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21 Feb 2015   #24
XP VM User

Windows7 Professional 64bit
Thanks! Thanks! and more Thanks!

Hi Everyone!!

I wish to thank all who posted and helped me to get this far.

Summary of where I am:

1. Discussions on what types of Backup Programs work the best, settled on two: Macrium Reflex and AOEMI Backerupper as the best to choose.

2. Recommendation from all was to have not just one type of backup program, but two in case one fails, as they are only software and prone to all the trouble third party software can have.

3. Downloaded and Installed Macrium, but it did not work due to problems with VSS system on this laptop.

4. Thanks to the assistance here, I got AOMEI Backerupper to work and successfully made a backup using its own VSS "shadow copy" system

5. Confident I had at least "one" backup recently, we then Fixed/Repaired the problem on Windows 7 Registry about broken/taken over VSS System.

6. I then was able to use Macrium Reflect I purchased to make a second backup copy (first for Macrium that works!) using the native, repaired Windows 7 VSS system.

7. I then was able to get "free!!!" a permanent, successfully registered Professional copy of the AOMEI Backupper ver. 2.2 and it works so everything is ok there...

So in honor of all these accomplishments I'm closing most of the open threads that had problems with getting /obtaining/ installing/ using the various Backup systems we discussed here.

Now I'm going around to distribute as promised, some reps to those who helped me the most to succeed in this complicated backup jungle out there....

One final item left over.....

I started a new thread....... about AOMEI and getting its rescue boot disk downloaded... I got a few replies here: Question about WAIK vs WIN PE lost the info-search no find inmythreads
but I think I still have the questions in "red" numbers not answered, unless I read the items wrong


(Remember I lost a bunch of Word Pad documents---explained in another thread.... Welcome to Seven Forums [6] ((at post # 227))

........ and Opera history where I stored the pages I got from everyone here and opened them up for easy reference all vanished.... Crashed computer DSKCHK deleted all Opera history . I will return to those threads to solve those problems now that I have backups current (and of course I'll do another backup before playing with Registry etc if that is needed to fix any of these new problems).

Thanks for all your help in this complicated (at least to me!!!) issue.

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