VSS Error: 0x80042318 - Failed to Create Volume Snapshot

VSS Error: 0x80042318 - Failed to Create Volume Snapshot

The error indicates a problem communicating with VSS writers on your system. Please have a look in your Windows Event log for VSS error messages that might give more information and check that the VSS service is started. 

Make sure thatthe VSS service isn't disabled

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


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

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Posted 9 Jul 2010 by Administrator