Windows 10: Image backup keeps failing - Can't create restore point

Discus and support Image backup keeps failing - Can't create restore point in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Upgraded to Windows 10 Pro today from 8.1 Pro. Trying to do an image backup (Windows 7 style) in case my disk crashes. I keep getting this error. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by rmk9785e, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. rmk9785e Win User

    Image backup keeps failing - Can't create restore point


    Upgraded to Windows 10 Pro today from 8.1 Pro. Trying to do an image backup (Windows 7 style) in case my disk crashes. I keep getting this error. I have both Volume Shadow Copy service and the Windows Backup service running with automatic start.
    Digging a little more into this, seems like the underlying problem is with the inability to create a restore point. System protection was turned off which I have turned on but now the Volume Shadow Copy service has disappeared.
    Already ran CHKDSK and SFC /SCANNOW but neither found any errors with the disk which happens to be SSD.
    Will appreciate any ideas about solving this problem. Thank you.

    :)
     
    rmk9785e, Jun 21, 2016
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    . I tried this but it failed a test:

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    (search "system restore" or "create a restore point").
     
    PhilipTorrance, Jun 21, 2016
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  3. JMac6CT Win User
    Create a system image fails

    I have Windows 10 Home 64-bit - running on an ASUS machine with 16 GB of RAM.

    I can successfully create a "restore point" (System - System Protection - Create)



    When I attempt to create a system image (Backup and Restore - Create a System Image) on an external USB drive, it fails. I get the following message:

    "Create a system image

    The backup failed.

    Windows Backup encountered an error when writing data to the backup target. (0x80780166)

    Additional Information:

    Incorrect function (0x80070001)"

    I have successfully done this in the past with no problems.

    How do I fix this?
     
    JMac6CT, Jun 21, 2016
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  4. rmk9785e Win User

    Image backup keeps failing - Can't create restore point

    Been working with Microsoft Tech Support on this issue. I'm told that while Windows 8.1 worked fine with 200MB GPT Protection Partition (Mac's EFF partition), Windows 10 requires 300MB so I need to figure out a way to reduce the size of my MacBook's EFF partition and free up some storage to increase the size of the Protection Partition before I can perform an Image backup on Windows 10. Apple support forum says you can't change EFF partition size.
    The two sides are providing conflicting information. Who should I trust?
     
    rmk9785e, Jun 22, 2016
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  5. dalchina New Member
    Hi, I guess you know system restore is off by default in Win 10.. so have you actually enabled it?

    Some senior members here have commented that Backup and Restore isn't so reliable. Try Macrium Reflect (free) - so much more reliable and flexible. You should aim to use a backup medium at least twice the size of what you're backing up, so you can add several incremental (smaller) or differential (larger) images to your base image as you update your backup.
     
    dalchina, Jun 24, 2016
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  6. RolandJS Win User
    ...and make sure to make the usb and/or dvd Macrium Reflect boot -- before a restore is needed.
     
    RolandJS, Jun 24, 2016
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  7. Steve C Win User
    You can also add a Macrium Reflect recovery option to the boot screen.
     
    Steve C, Jun 25, 2016
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  8. RolandJS Win User

    Image backup keeps failing - Can't create restore point

    Thanks for reminding me, I actually have that on all three of my computers. What I sometimes run into is: end-user, today, simply wants Windows to come up yesterday -- meaning the less boot/startup screens, the better.
    Steve, you aok, man [if you have any more Macrium ideas, please toss 'em my way, I want to learn more!].
     
    RolandJS, Jun 25, 2016
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  9. Steve C Win User
    Ideas:
    • Create a Macrium Reflect recovery Flash Drive
    • Schedule automatic full and differential backups - I do a monthly full backup and weekly differential backup
    • Note you can mount a backup imaged disk as a disk drive and explore it to extract files / folder you may need to recover without doing a full restore

    All for free!
     
    Steve C, Jun 25, 2016
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  10. rmk9785e Win User
    I assume you mean System Protection to be turned on. Yes, it is turned on.
    Since upgrade to Windows 10, the system fails to create a Restore point. The error message is:
    "The shadow copy provider had an error. Check the System and Application event logs for more information. (0x80042306)"

    Does Macrium Reflect also work for creating and restoring a BootCamp based Windows image?
     
    rmk9785e, Jun 26, 2016
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  11. dalchina New Member
    dalchina, Jun 26, 2016
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  12. rmk9785e Win User
    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.
     
    rmk9785e, Jun 30, 2016
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  13. rmk9785e Win User

    Image backup keeps failing - Can't create restore point

    Finally, I found a solution which involves multiple steps. Elsewhere in this forum are some of the steps required. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...1bda112?page=3
    Following that, another step is required to disable applehfs.sys which is described in details at Apple Archives - Ed Andersen

    Thank you all for your help in solving a problem that Microsoft Tech Support could not.

    Now, I can create a restore point. Of course, I also learned that creating an image of a BootCamp Windows installation is useless for restoration purposes. I purchased Winclone for creating an image in that environment.
     
    rmk9785e, Apr 5, 2018
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