Error 0x80042318 (VSS) when trying to create a restoring point RRS feed

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  • Hi, few days ago when fixing another issue I was supposed to create a restoring point but got the following error: error in the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).  The was a problem while trying to contact VSS writers. Please verify that the Event System service and the VSS service are running and check for association errors in the event logs. (0x80042318)

    Is there anything I could do to fix it? Also, are this restoring points usually created automatically?

    I already ran the following, don't know if it can help coming with an answer (sorry is in Spanish):

    Microsoft Windows [Versión 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Reservados todos los derechos.
    C:\windows\system32>SC QC VSS
    [SC] QueryServiceConfig CORRECTO
            TIPO               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
            TIPO_INICIO        : 3   DEMAND_START
            CONTROL_ERROR      : 1   NORMAL
            NOMBRE_RUTA_BINARIO: C:\windows\system32\vssvc.exe
            GRUPO_ORDEN_CARGA  :
            ETIQUETA           : 0
            NOMBRE_MOSTRAR     : Instantáneas de volumen
            DEPENDENCIAS       : RPCSS
            NOMBRE_INICIO_SERVICIO: LocalSystem
    C:\windows\system32>SC QUERYEX VSS
            TIPO                         : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
            ESTADO                       : 1  STOPPED
            CÓDIGO_DE_SALIDA_DE_WIN32    : 0  (0x0)
            CÓDIGO_DE_SALIDA_DEL_SERVICIO: 0  (0x0)
            PUNTO_DE_CONTROL             : 0x0
            ESPERA                       : 0x0
            PID                          : 0
            MARCAS                   :
    C:\windows\system32>VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS
    vssadmin 1.1 - Herramienta administrativa de línea de comandos del
    Servicio de instantáneas de volumen. (C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

    Sunday, September 23, 2012 11:20 PM


  • Hi,

    I suggest you can try the following: 

    1. Re-registered the following DLLs.

        a. Net stop vss

        b. Net stop swprv

        c. Go to system32 folder by typing

        d. CD %systemroot%\system32

            regsvr32 ole32.dll

            regsvr32 vss_ps.dll

            Vssvc /Register

            regsvr32 /i swprv.dll

            regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll

            regsvr32 es.dll

            regsvr32 stdprov.dll

            regsvr32 vssui.dll

            regsvr32 msxml.dll

            regsvr32 msxml3.dll

            regsvr32 msxml4.dll

            regsvr32 Vssapi.dll

            regsvr32 Vssui.dll

        e. Net start vss

    f. Net start swprv

    2. Disable all security program (such as McAfee) to check whether this is the issue.
    3. Test the issue in Clean Boot mode.

    4. Refer to the following article to check the issue.

    Hope this helps

    Vincent Wang

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 7:51 AM

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