Windows 10: Create restore point fails with VSS error in win10 upgraded from win7

Discus and support Create restore point fails with VSS error in win10 upgraded from win7 in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I upgraded my windows7 PC to windows10 20h2 18.2. However when trying to create restore point for system disk I am getting VSS error 0x80042306.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by plaurits, Feb 23, 2021 at 6:57 PM.

  1. plaurits Win User

    Create restore point fails with VSS error in win10 upgraded from win7


    I upgraded my windows7 PC to windows10 20h2 18.2.
    However when trying to create restore point for system disk I am getting VSS error 0x80042306.
    Following advice from MS I again upgraded PC to windows10 20h2.
    Again upgrade went OK, but still same issue.
    So it seems that VSS, which was working fine when this PC was in windows7, is somehow broke after upgrade to windows10.
    No other backup programs are running.
    Any suggestions?
    Br
    Peter Lauritzen

    VSS logs.pdf

    :)
     
  2. rmk9785e Win User

    Image backup keeps failing - Can't create restore point


    Tried it but it didn't fix my error issue. I see this TAPI2 error in event log every time before VSS error:

    Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object.

    Details:
    AddLegacyDriverFiles: Unable to back up image of binary Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol.

    System Error:
    Access is denied.


    I found this old thread about TAPI error..
    Event ID 513 — Shadow Copy System Writer Functionality
    When I ran the Verify step, with VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS command, System Writer, WMI Writer and MSSearch Service Writer all failed with Time Out error.
    Spoke to Microsoft Tech support again today. They keep telling me that the EFI partition has to be larger than 300MB. First, I didn't create this partition, the system did and I have no control over changing it. If Windows 10 required a larger partition, shouldn't it have fixed it or at least complained when the upgrade was being installed? Why can't they find any Microsoft document that states this requirement?
    As it stands, I do not have the ability to create a Restore Point since this upgrade and Microsoft tech support is of no help.
     
  3. VSS / System Restore Points not working

    I tried to run Casper 10 Backup yesterday and it returned errors about VSS timeouts. Since then, I have been trying everything I can think of to get it working, but nothing has worked. Also, in the process, I discovered that although system protection is switched on for my C drive, if I try to create a restore point, the create dialogue just stays on screen but nothing else happens (I eventually have to use Task Manager to shut it down). Also, VSS says that it is running in the services list, as are the two other services it depends on. This is what I have tried so far:-

    1. Running repairs using the tweaking.com repair tool.
    2. Using DISM.
    3. Tried a different disc image backup program (Active Disk Image) - that also fails.
    4. Tried running a backup in safe mode - that also fails.
    5. Tried running with a clean boot - that also fails.
    6. Tried switching off and on system protection - restore point still fails to create.
    7. Tried turning off my (Webroot) antivirus - backup still fails, as does restore point creation.
    I don't know whether this is just a coincidence or not, but I only noticed these problems after trying the new Acronis True Image 2017 program (but that was backing up to the cloud, so maybe that's why that didn't throw up any errors). I don't know what else to try.
     
    TheLyppardMan, Feb 23, 2021 at 7:15 PM
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  4. dalchina Win User

    Create restore point fails with VSS error in win10 upgraded from win7

    Failed to Create Volume Snapshot Macrium Error 0x8004230f VSS Error

    Hi, you might try this:
    Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) Troubleshooting - Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) Troubleshooting

    or the free cautious repair tool
    Tweaking.com - Windows Repair Free/Pro
    - observing the steps and using only the relevant repairs

    More:
    How to Fix VSS Errors Step-by-Step

    Otherwise I suggest- assuming your disk and file system are sound-
    an in-place upgrade repair install which keeps all progs, data and most settings

    You need an iso of the same base language and build- freely downloadable.
     
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