Macrium Reflect uses the Windows Volume Shadow Services (VSS) to take snapshots of the file system prior to taking images and backing up files. As a result of this, Macrium Reflect is not supported on Windows operating systems prior to Windows XP SP1 and Server 2003 since they do not incorporate this service.
Use the table below to see possible solutions to common VSS errors:
Backup aborted! - Failed To Create Volume Snapshot
Volume Shadow Copy Error
Failed to Create Volume Snapshot
Failed to Create Volume snapshot
Selected writer 'WMI Writer' is in failed state!