Windows 10: Volume Shadow Copy Service error

Discus and support Volume Shadow Copy Service error in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I've a list of errors in Event Viewer than I'm trying to deal with one-by-one. This one is Event 8194, VSS Volume Shadow Copy Service error:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by riqrat, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. riqrat Win User

    Volume Shadow Copy Service error


    I've a list of errors in Event Viewer than I'm trying to deal with one-by-one.

    This one is Event 8194, VSS

    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface. hr = 0x80070005, Access is denied.. This is often caused by incorrect security settings in either the writer or requestor process. Operation: Gathering Writer DataContext: Writer Class Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220} Writer Name: System Writer Writer Instance ID: {05e2633c-95d4-422f-a153-d2152f7fba98}

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    I've scoured the web (which I normally do before posting here) and every site refers to Windows servers. As I'm using Windows 10, their steps/directions don't match my OS and I'm left dumbfounded.

    If this is a 'server' item, why am I having to deal with it on Win10?

    And what in the world is it telling me here?

    TIA

    :)
     
    riqrat, Jul 15, 2017
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  2. Marc0523 Win User

    VSS Problems in Windows 10

    C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin add shadowstorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=1.5GB

    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool

    (C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

    Error: Invalid command.

    ---- Commands Supported ----

    Delete Shadows - Delete volume shadow copies

    List Providers - List registered volume shadow copy providers

    List Shadows - List existing volume shadow copies

    List ShadowStorage - List volume shadow copy storage associations

    List Volumes - List volumes eligible for shadow copies

    List Writers - List subscribed volume shadow copy writers

    Resize ShadowStorage - Resize a volume shadow copy storage association

    C:\Windows\system32>

    Windows version 1703 FYI.
     
    Marc0523, Jul 15, 2017
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  3. Windows Image Backup Recovery

    Level Date and Time Source Event ID Task Category

    Error 1/21/2018 1:25:59 PM VSS 12291 None "Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Error on creating/using the COM+ Writers publisher interface: BackupShutdown [0x80042302, A Volume Shadow Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error.

    Check the Application event log for more information.

    ]. "

    Error 1/21/2018 1:25:59 PM VSS 8193 None "Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine IMultiInterfaceEventControl::GetSubscriptions. hr = 0x80010108, The object invoked has disconnected from its clients.

    . "

    Error 1/16/2018 10:28:51 PM VSS 8193 None "Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine QueryFullProcessImageNameW. hr = 0x80070006, The handle is invalid.

    .
    Operation:

    Executing Asynchronous Operation
    Context:

    Current State: DoSnapshotSet"

    Error 1/16/2018 5:40:45 AM VSS 8193 None "Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine QueryFullProcessImageNameW. hr = 0x80070006, The handle is invalid.

    .
    Operation:

    Executing Asynchronous Operation
    Context:

    Current State: DoSnapshotSet"

    Error 1/16/2018 4:32:47 AM VSS 8193 None "Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine QueryFullProcessImageNameW. hr = 0x80070006, The handle is invalid.

    .
    Operation:

    Executing Asynchronous Operation
    Context:

    Current State: DoSnapshotSet"

    Error 1/9/2018 12:53:15 AM VSS 8193 None "Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine QueryFullProcessImageNameW. hr = 0x80070006, The handle is invalid.

    .
    Operation:

    Executing Asynchronous Operation
    Context:

    Current State: DoSnapshotSet"
     
    Mark_Carroll, Jul 15, 2017
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  4. EdTittel Win User

    Volume Shadow Copy Service error

    EdTittel, Jul 16, 2017
    #4
  5. riqrat Win User
    riqrat, Jul 17, 2017
    #5
  6. lx07 Win User
    VSS is used amongst other things to allow the creation of restore points (on windows client editions too - not just server). It is also used to make snapshots that are used by backup and imaging programs. This is so you can backup the system in a consistent state while you carry on using it.

    If you install Macrium Reflect Free it has an option to fix VSS errors which is handy as they can be quite fiddly to resolve otherwise.

    You can just click on "Other tasks" > "Fix VSS Problems"


    Volume Shadow Copy Service error [​IMG]
     
  7. riqrat Win User
    Well that's cool.

    I happen to have a paid copy of that application on my system as it is my main backup program.

    So I found it right where you showed it. It did something, though I don't know what.

    Now I'll just keep an eye on it to see if that error pops up again in the Events Log.

    Thanks!
     
    riqrat, Jul 17, 2017
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  8. lx07 Win User

    Volume Shadow Copy Service error

    I can't find exactly what it does. Their documentation only says this

    Presumably it is this program that is called under that option. You could ask them if you were interested - I only use free version so I can't access their support.

    That is the best idea. I had a quick look for IVssWriterCallback errors as you mentioned in first post. It seems they could be fixed by uninstalling McAfee or changing the langauge of non Unicode programs to english as well as the more obvious changing permissions which the error seems to suggest. No clear pattern anyway.

    If it doesn't fix the error there is lots of information and suggestions here
    Troubleshooting Microsoft VSS errors - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase

    Macrium (which uses VSS) will fail and report the VSS error if it is important to it. If the backup works then the specific error is not important. Note VSS is only used for the backup stage - not the restore - so if the backup doesn't stop with an error you are OK.
     
  9. EdTittel Win User
    Echo/confirm what Lx07 said -- namely that VSS is a service that runs on all modern versions of Windows, starting with Vista forward. The funny thing about TechNet is that while you can find all kinds of useful documentation, they don't always tell you that some things work on both Windows Server and Desktop OSes. VSS is one of those, as you're finding out. Do please let us know if the Macrium fix-it helps your situation: as a loyal user of the free version, this is something that would be good to know! Thanks!
    --Ed--
     
    EdTittel, Apr 5, 2018
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