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Thread: Automatic System Restore Malfunctioning, not creating restore points, vista premium

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    Automatic System Restore Malfunctioning, not creating restore points, vista premium

    Vista Premium is not auto-creating restore points.

    In the event viewer, i get the following errors:

    -Error 5/26/2008 3:10:54 PM System Restore 8193:
    Failed to create restore point on volume (Process = C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs; Descripton = Windows Update; Hr = 0x800423f4).

    -Error 5/26/2008 3:10:54 PM SPP 16387
    Shadow copy creation failed because of error reported by ASR Writer. More info: The file or directory is not a reparse point. (0x80071126).

    -Warning 5/26/2008 3:10:54 PM VSS 12290
    Volume Shadow Copy Service warning: ASR writer Error 0x80071126. hr = 0x00000000.

    Operation:
    PrepareForBackup event
    PrepareForBackup event

    Context:
    Execution Context: ASR Writer
    Execution Context: Writer
    Writer Class Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
    Writer Name: ASR Writer
    Writer Instance ID: {4950f797-dbf3-4a40-a350-c3bec626d765}



    Even though automatic creation of restore points fails, i can still create manual ones successfully.

    Some possible causes are:
    - I converted from a 4 kb cluster size to a 16 kb cluster size
    - I created a separate boot partition on the main hard drive because Vista will only recognize the necessary boot files if they're 4kb
    - I run Diskeeper 2008

    I've been working on this problem for ages now and i've got nothing. To be honest, i'm not sure if my computer EVER successfully created restore points . I'm at my wit's end. Anyone have any thoughts??

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    Thanks for the input. but, as stated before, I'm running vista premium and the provided Com+ rebuild steps do not apply.I haven't been able to find comparable instructions for Vista. It anyone knows of any, I'll give it a shot. Also, I'm not entirely Sure that's the problem (but it's def a good possibility). The VSS errors cataloged in the Events Viewer bring up a possibly related VSS error:

    Volume shadow copy Service Error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface. hr = 0x80070005. This is often caused by incorrect security Settings in either the writer or requestor process.


    I don't know what is up with this. That implies perhaps a security-settings issue as addressed in the provided thread link, but I'm not getting the Same error in the Event Viewer (i.e. Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr = 0x80040154) which is what the thread seems to be addressing.

    Any other thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Justin

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    Have you tried registering VSS?

    http://blogs.technet.com/edwalt/arch...02/418665.aspx

    Not exactly the same problem but maybe worth a try.

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    Zach,

    I followed the directions listed in your link for re-registering the vss. Some of the registration attempts failed.

    regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
    regsvr32 es.dll
    regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
    regsvr32 msxml.dll

    I don't know if that's just a product of the fact that those instructions weren't for a Vista OS or if it's because my system is just F'd. Don't know what to do about that.

    I also checked the integrity of the COM+ by running dcomcnfg and opening up the 4 folders as per the instructions. There were several instances of Vista telling me there were missing registry entries and asked my permission to add them.

    After doing all this, not only have i lost automatic backup functionality, but all my manual restore points have been deleted and i have lost the ability to create new ones. When i try to create a manual restore point i get this error message:

    Shadow copying the specific volume is not supported. (0x8004230c)

    I check the VSS service and it is still turned on.



    Here is a list of errors within the past hour:

    The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error:
    The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

    Diskeeper Control Center - ERROR Unable to check the VSS Shadow Copy status for volume D:\ .

    Diskeeper Control Center - ERROR Unable to check the VSS Shadow Copy status for volume C:\ .

    Diskeeper Control Center - ERROR Unable to check the VSS Shadow Copy status for volume E:\ .

    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine IEventSystem:tore. hr = 0x80070005.

    Failed to create restore point on volume (Process = C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation; Descripton = Scheduled Checkpoint; Hr = 0x8004230c).

    The scheduled restore point could not be created. Additional information: (0x8004230c).

    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error CreateService(swprv,Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider,SERVICE_CHANGE_CONFIG,SERVICE_WIN32_OWN_PROCESS,SERVICE_ERROR_NORMAL,%SystemRoot%\System32\ svchost.exe -k swprv,RPCSS). hr = 0x80070430.

    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error RegOpenKeyExW(-2147483646,System\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog\Application\VSS,...). hr = 0x80070005.

    I don't know what to do guys. This looks pretty bad.

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    When you checked the Properties of drive c:, did you check under the "settings" button, to see how much space was allowed. If this is set to zero, the system restore appears to work, but no restore points can be saved.

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    So i was following up on nitesh's question (which i assume was asking me the vss size via vssadmin. I'm not sure what you meant by "C: properties settings" thing) when i found something interesting.

    C:\Users\Justin>vssadmin list shadowstorage
    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

    Error: Unexpected failure: Catastrophic failure

    That's what happened when i tried to query the shadowstorage size to make sure it wasn't set ot 0

    So, i tried the other vssadmin options


    VSS Writers seem ok (i guess?):

    C:\Users\Justin>vssadmin list writers
    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

    Writer name: 'System Writer'
    Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
    Writer Instance Id: {3e9345c0-f8d1-4d84-9254-f06568d65035}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'ASR Writer'
    Writer Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
    Writer Instance Id: {9d4d2bc9-dcd0-4b83-bc4b-d05eb29589c0}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'MSSearch Service Writer'
    Writer Id: {cd3f2362-8bef-46c7-9181-d62844cdc0b2}
    Writer Instance Id: {519fadfc-4353-44d7-bace-4637ba87880d}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'BITS Writer'
    Writer Id: {4969d978-be47-48b0-b100-f328f07ac1e0}
    Writer Instance Id: {6a7e6c7c-f5cd-446f-9216-8415fc0f8a6c}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
    Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
    Writer Instance Id: {17e0dc0d-0402-4db5-af04-b5fe4f99ca27}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
    Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
    Writer Instance Id: {64098b0c-1c63-48a8-a53d-775bed664ae8}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
    Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
    Writer Instance Id: {868e9403-65ab-4f5b-92ea-ff544fdfe8eb}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Shadow Copy Optimization Writer'
    Writer Id: {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}
    Writer Instance Id: {a478eedf-7864-4a31-a4f0-40ecfcacd131}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error




    Where are the registered VSS volumes???:

    C:\Users\Justin>vssadmin list providers
    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

    (none listed)



    ok....so where are the volumes that are even eligible for VSS activity?:

    C:\Users\Justin>vssadmin list volumes
    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

    Error: The volume shadow copy provider is not registered in the system.


    So, i'm thinking that whatever happened before deleted the VSS registration in the system and that's causing at least some of the problems. So does anyone know of any way to re-register or somehow rebuild the registry for the VSS in the Vista OS? I've seen something similar in the posts before but not for the Vista OS. The other ones have you delete the COM+ registry and then go to Add/Remove programs and a dialog will come up asking you if you want to rebuild it. There is no Add/Remove programs in Vista and the Vista analog doesn't do the trick.

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    As far as your registry problem is concerned, u can try these tools to cure the registry problems on Vista or may be to rebuild it.

    Try out:
    Advanced Registry Doctor Pro 8.2.12.6

    OR

    Registry Repair Wizard

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    a simple registry cleaner isn't going to do the trick. I tried it anyway though and it didn't work.

    i think my only option is a clean install. My recovery partition is trashed anyway. i just wish i knew how it got so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzMac251 View Post
    :My recovery partition is trashed anyway.
    Thats really sad

    Quote Originally Posted by JazzMac251 View Post
    a simple registry cleaner isn't going to do the trick. I tried it anyway though and it didn't work.

    i think my only option is a clean install.
    And i agree to you. If these powerfull registry restore wizards are not working, then a clean install is what i think is the last option left.
    And this will also resolve the multiple problems that have been there at once, and your machine will work like a giant again

    Good Luck

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    Re: Automatic System Restore Malfunctioning, not creating restore points, vista premium

    This should do the trick.

    I just had the same issue and it worked for me.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archi...04/739820.aspx

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