Windows 7 64-bit Backup fails Event ID 13 [0x80070005, Access is denied] RRS feed

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  • Hi I have been unable to do a full backup of my Windows 7 system for several months. The error I see in the Event Viewer is the following:

    Volume Shadow Copy Service information: The COM Server with CLSID {e579ab5f-1cc4-44b4-bed9-de0991ff0623} and name Coordinator cannot be started. [0x80070005, Access is denied.] 

    I tried to follow this article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc734254(WS.10).aspx but the version of vssadmin on my machine does not have "create shadow" as an option.

    Please help! I can't backup my system.



    Thursday, October 13, 2011 6:56 AM


  • Hi,


    It sounds like a permission issue; please navigate to the following registry:

    Please backup your registry first.




    Set the value of the user account under VssAccessControl key to 3 to give it explicit permissions on the VSS requestors.


    Meanwhile, to eliminate the software impact, please test in Clean Boot mode for test.


    Alex Zhao

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    • Edited by Cloud_TS Monday, October 17, 2011 9:07 AM edit
    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Wednesday, October 26, 2011 2:02 AM
    Monday, October 17, 2011 9:07 AM