VSS Error 'FSRM Write' Failed last error: Inconsistent shadow copy Server 2008 R2


  • I was getting several VSS failures so ran a batch file to repair VSS and rebooted.

    :Batch File:

    net stop "System Event Notification Service"
    net stop "Background Intelligent Transfer Service"
    net stop "COM+ Event System"
    net stop "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider"
    net stop "Volume Shadow Copy"
    cd /d %windir%\system32
    net stop vss
    net stop swprv
    regsvr32  ATL.DLL
    regsvr32  comsvcs.DLL
    regsvr32  credui.DLL
    regsvr32  CRYPTNET.DLL
    regsvr32  CRYPTUI.DLL
    regsvr32  dhcpqec.DLL
    regsvr32  dssenh.DLL
    regsvr32  eapqec.DLL
    regsvr32  esscli.DLL
    regsvr32  FastProx.DLL
    regsvr32  FirewallAPI.DLL
    regsvr32  kmsvc.DLL
    regsvr32  lsmproxy.DLL
    regsvr32  MSCTF.DLL
    regsvr32  msi.DLL
    regsvr32  msxml3.DLL
    regsvr32  ncprov.DLL
    regsvr32  ole32.DLL
    regsvr32  OLEACC.DLL
    regsvr32  OLEAUT32.DLL
    regsvr32  PROPSYS.DLL
    regsvr32  QAgent.DLL
    regsvr32  qagentrt.DLL
    regsvr32  QUtil.DLL
    regsvr32  raschap.DLL
    regsvr32  RASQEC.DLL
    regsvr32  rastls.DLL
    regsvr32  repdrvfs.DLL
    regsvr32  RPCRT4.DLL
    regsvr32  rsaenh.DLL
    regsvr32  SHELL32.DLL
    regsvr32  shsvcs.DLL
    regsvr32  /i swprv.DLL
    regsvr32  tschannel.DLL
    regsvr32  USERENV.DLL
    regsvr32  vss_ps.DLL
    regsvr32  wbemcons.DLL
    regsvr32  wbemcore.DLL
    regsvr32  wbemess.DLL
    regsvr32  wbemsvc.DLL
    regsvr32  WINHTTP.DLL
    regsvr32  WINTRUST.DLL
    regsvr32  wmiprvsd.DLL
    regsvr32  wmisvc.DLL
    regsvr32  wmiutils.DLL
    regsvr32  wuaueng.DLL
    sfc /SCANFILE=%windir%\system32\catsrv.DLL
    sfc /SCANFILE=%windir%\system32\catsrvut.DLL
    sfc /SCANFILE=%windir%\system32\CLBCatQ.DLL
    net start "COM+ Event System"

    :End Batch File:

    I had removed the /s from recommended commands so I could see any failues and got the following failures:

    rasqec.dll failed to load

    rpcrt4.dll failed to load

    shsvcs.dll failed to load

    swprv.dll failed to load with error 0x80070715

    winhttp.dll failed to load

    After rebooting, vssadmin list writers is showing all stable except 'FRSM Writer' which is failed with last error: Insconsistent shadow copy. I have looked online but have not found any information to assist with fixing this problem.

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.


    Friday, January 31, 2014 2:48 PM

All replies

  • Hi, 

    Try to restart a service "File Server Resource Manager"

    or run a command net stop srmsvc & net start srmsvc and check the status of writer.

    Regards, Ravikumar P

    Friday, January 31, 2014 5:16 PM
  • It is now showing stable. I really did not expect that to make a difference since I was having the problem after a reboot. Do you have any idea why it was in a failed state or what I can do to prevent this error?

    Not marking as answer yet since it seems underlying problem may remain.

    Friday, January 31, 2014 6:14 PM
  • Checked today and multiple writers are again failing which points to a bigger underlying problem. All that failed have last error: inconsistent shadow copy. The following writers are now in a failed state:

    'System Writer'

    'FSRM Writer'

    'FRS Writer'

    'WMI Writer'

    'Dhcp Jet Writer'



    I know I can get them back in a stable stable with restarting services but the fact that they keep failing is troubling.

    • Edited by Chad Cartee Tuesday, February 04, 2014 6:27 PM typo
    Monday, February 03, 2014 5:12 PM