8229 WIDWriter RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, we are trying to backup a vm and get a dpm arror, the agent is intalled on the host, after looking at the event logs of the VM i found this:

    The description for Event ID 8229 from source VSS cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

    If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

    The following information was included with the event: 

    0x800423f4, The writer experienced a non-transient error.  If the backup process is retried,
    the error is likely to reoccur.

       PrepareForSnapshot Event

       Execution Context: Writer
       Writer Class Id: {8d5194e1-e455-434a-b2e5-51296cce67df}
       Writer Name: WIDWriter
       Writer Instance Name: SQL Server Code-Named 'Denali' CTP2:SQLWriter
       Writer Instance ID: {b2b93000-e174-4d4e-8415-b877f5e35eee}
       Command Line: C:\Windows\WID\Binn\sqlwriter.exe -w
       Process ID: 3200

    The handle is invalid

    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 2:12 PM


  • after thinking and googling I found a solution

    Re-register the VSS components

    cd /d %windir%\system32
    net stop vss
    net stop swprv
    regsvr32 /s ole32.dll
    regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll
    regsvr32 /s vss_ps.dll
    vssvc /register
    regsvr32 /s /i swprv.dll
    regsvr32 /s /i eventcls.dll
    regsvr32 /s es.dll
    regsvr32 /s stdprov.dll
    regsvr32 /s vssui.dll
    regsvr32 /s msxml.dll
    regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll
    regsvr32 /s msxml4.dll
    vssvc /register
    net start swprv
    net start 

    • Marked as answer by ArnoldMo Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:51 PM
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:51 PM