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VSS Error:0x8000ffff - Backup aborted! - Failed To Create Volume Snapshot.

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VSS Error:0x8000ffff - Backup aborted! - Failed To Create Volume Snapshot.



Error

VSS Error:0x8000ffff - Backup aborted! - Failed To Create Volume Snapshot


Description
This error can occur for a number of reasons such as the VSS service has not been started or other software has cause VSS to stop working.


Solution
Make sure that the VSS service isn't disabled

Changing the startup type of the VSS service and rebooting can often resolve issues. click on 'My Computer'.
  1. Select 'Manage'.
  2. Select the 'Services' tree node.
  3. Right click on 'Volume Shadow Copy'
  4. Select Properties
  5. Change the startup type to 'Automatic'
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Reboot

Re-register the VSS components
Sometimes re-registering VSS core components can fix errors. Copy the following commands to Notepad and save the file with a ‘.bat’ extension. Run the .bat file by opening a command prompt and entering the .bat file name.
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 vss

We also provide a program which will recreate the correct registry setting and re-register all VSS components. Please download one of the below programs to fix your problem:

VSSfix 32bit - download
VSSfix 64bit - download

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Details
Last Modified:14 Mar 2013

Last Modified By: jon.dittman@macrium.com

Type: Fix

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