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    hambyla Guest

    Unable to Perform a File Backup Error: (0x81000101)

    I keep receiving the following error message:

    The Backup did not complete successfully.
    A Shadow Copy could not be created for the following reason:
    The creation of a shadow copy has timed out.Try again this
    operation.(0x81000101)

  2. #2
    Mac Guest
    Have you looked at these links?

    http://www.google.com/search?q=0x810...e7&rlz=1I7SUNA

    Yes, I viewed those links prior to my posting
    here, and they did not seems to address my specific issue. I contacted HP
    (Mfg of system) and they suggest a complete recovery. I guess I'll have to
    go that route.

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    CrawfishJHughes Guest

    Re: Unable to Perform a File Backup Error: (0x81000101)

    i had this same problem. backup failed and all subsequent attempts
    resulted in the same error 0x81000101.

    first it was suggested that i do a system restore from a point prior to
    the backup error's first occurence. i got the same error 0x81000101 and
    was unable to do the system restore.

    then i turned off system restore and turned it back on. this deletes
    all of the prior restore points.

    then restarted the computer and the backup worked.

    now i'd like to know why my backup is larger than the entire contents
    of my C: and D: drives combined????

  4. #4
    Marty W Guest
    Here's a second to CrawfishJHughes suggestion. I followed his
    suggestion--turned off System Restore (deleted about 20 restore points).
    Then I tried to turn off the computer, but it hung up on this, too. So I
    turned off the computer switch, and turned it back on. Everything rebooted
    fine--I ran backup successfully, then turned system restore back on. Thanks
    alot--wouldn't have thought to do this without the instructions.

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    Re: Unable to Perform a File Backup Error: (0x81000101)

    We have an HP 2v2500 laptop with Vista Ultimate 32.

    I also followed the advice of CrawfishJHughes and turned restore off. It was 5 restore points, amounting to about 3.5 GB on the system partition. Shutting down it took minutes!

    But backup was able to run again.

    I discovered something else, on a hunch.

    chkdsk has NEVER run on the system partition. Even on Day 1 of ownership.

    With restore turned off, it ran on the second boot attempt.

    Thank you, CrawfishJHughes. How did you ever figure that out?

    I get the feeling that Windows Vista is incompatible with itself.

    --dfpdvc

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    Re: Unable to Perform a File Backup Error: (0x81000101)

    i had this same problem. backup failed and all subsequent attempts resulted in the same error 0x81000101.

    first it was suggested that i do a system restore from a point prior to the backup error's first occurrence. i got the same error 0x81000101 and was unable to do the system restore.

    then i turned off system restore and turned it back on. this deletes all of the prior restore points.

    then restarted the computer and the backup worked.

    now i'd like to know why my backup is larger than the entire contents of my C: and D: drives combined???? Magic Backup

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