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Can't correct Volume shadow copy system problems, which is preventing backups RRS feed

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  • A few days ago one of my WHS clients stopped making backups.  Further analysis indicates that the VSS is to blame.  When I execute "vssadmin list writers", I get the 0x8000ffff error.  I have tried every "fix" I have been able to find on the internet, and none of them have worked.  Even the "repair install" of the XP SP3 client did not remove the error.  It seems strange that such an important part of the WHS system cannot be repaired when it fails.  Anyone know any magic to apply to this problem?  Thanks.


    actor39

    Further comments:  Sorry, Andy!  I am aware of all your referenced links.  I have tried all their recommended solutions, without success.  In my opinion, your comments should not be marked as an answer to this problem. 

    • Edited by actor39 Saturday, January 12, 2013 3:03 PM
    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 2:13 AM

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