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Windows 7: Volume Shadow Copy causing Event ID's 12292, 13, 8224 in Event Log

09 Jul 2018   #1

Windows 98 32-bit
Volume Shadow Copy causing Event ID's 12292, 13, 8224 in Event Log

The system in question is Win-7 ultimate, 32-bit. I'm seeing many instances of these three events in the Application event log:

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Error creating the Shadow Copy Provider COM class with CLSID {65ee1dba-8ff4-4a58-ac1c-3470ee2f376a} [0x80070422, The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

Event ID 12292
Volume Shadow Copy Service information: The COM Server with CLSID {65ee1dba-8ff4-4a58-ac1c-3470ee2f376a} and name SW_PROV cannot be started. [0x80070422, The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

Event id 13
The VSS service is shutting down due to idle timeout.

event ID 8224

Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service set to Disabled, Volume Shadow Copy service set to Manual, and Windows Backup service set to Manual - I see that it's current status is "Started" and Volume Shadow Copy is not started.

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Backup and Restore says "Windows backup has not been set up". If something is trying to happen based on system scheduler, how do I check (and disable) said item? Otherwise, what is causing these events?

Does anyone know, or can give an explanation, as to the inter-relationship between those 3 services - in terms of what am I really missing if I disable all 3? I have never initiated a Windows Backup on this system nor have I knowingly configured Windows Backup to do anything on a schedule nor do I intend to. BlackViper has one or more of those services disabled under a bare-bones configuration, but for a Tweaked config they are set to manual.

Is there an explanation as to what a "volume shadow copy" is or why I would want/need it, and why are there 2 different "shadow copy" services anyways? What do they do / what uses them / do I really need them?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2018   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

A normal copy can't be used to copy a file that is opened / used by the OS or program.
Shadow copy is a way to do it.
Shadow copy is normally used by backup programs.
In what situation are you using it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Volume Shadow Copy causing Event ID's 12292, 13, 8224 in Event Log

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