Shadow copy???????? windows 2003

When i got to the shadow copy tab this is all i get.....  

Initialization failed
Error 0x80070424: The specified service does not exist as an installed service


i was handed this job from my Boss who could not get shadow copy to work right (he might get paid more then me but he   is not that smart) so i really dont know what he did to acheive this or where to go from here

2003 server  C: drive is or system drive
                   D: drive is user files 150 gig
                   F: drive is empty      160 gig
i want to shadow the D drive to the F drive but if you click any drive and go to the shadow tab you get the error







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ewtaylorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Well, as a last resort I guess you could try and run a repair or reinstall of the OS, is the server in production yet?
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ewtaylorCommented:
Check this link out, looks like you shadow folders not drives. Not sure of this though
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/scr.mspx
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A514StyleAuthor Commented:
yes it is true that you shadow folders however the problem is that the service no longer seems to be installed on the server

i do not need to know how to configure shadow copy at this point
what i need to know is how to reinstall it????? restore it??? restart the service????

the error says

 Initialization failed
Error 0x80070424: The specified service does not exist as an installed service

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ewtaylorCommented:
Just out of curiousty both drives are ntfs?
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A514StyleAuthor Commented:
yes they are NTFS

just seems like the service is no longer installed

(its driving me crazy)
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ewtaylorCommented:
is the vss service running?
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A514StyleAuthor Commented:
no it is not ... how can i start it?
if i try to start vssvc.exe in task mgr it will just kill itself after a sec
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ewtaylorCommented:
Odd, what shows up in the event log?
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A514StyleAuthor Commented:
im not sure your ready for this but here you go  (thanks for helping out by the way)




Type      Date      Time      Source      Category      Event      User      Computer
Error      10/29/2003      1:16:10 PM      VSS      None      1      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      1:10:32 PM      VSS      None      1      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      12:40:16 PM      VSS      None      1      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      12:39:48 PM      VSS      None      1      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      12:38:10 PM      VSS      None      1      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      11:54:16 AM      VSS      None      7001      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      11:54:16 AM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Information      10/29/2003      8:55:24 AM      ESENT      General       101      N/A      FIMCFP1
Information      10/29/2003      8:50:24 AM      ESENT      General       100      N/A      FIMCFP1
Warning      10/29/2003      8:32:00 AM      Userenv      None      1524      Administrator      FIMCFP1
Information      10/29/2003      8:15:41 AM      ESENT      General       101      N/A      FIMCFP1
Information      10/29/2003      8:10:40 AM      ESENT      General       100      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      7:00:00 AM      VSS      None      7001      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      7:00:00 AM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      3:05:28 AM      VSS      None      8193      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      3:05:28 AM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      3:05:28 AM      VSS      None      12289      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      3:05:28 AM      VSS      None      8193      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      3:05:28 AM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/29/2003      3:05:28 AM      VSS      None      12289      N/A      FIMCFP1
Information      10/28/2003      9:47:22 PM      SceCli      None      1704      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      9:18:01 PM      Backup Exec      None      57476      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      9:16:37 PM      Backup Exec      None      57476      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:44:43 PM      VSS      None      8193      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:44:43 PM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:44:43 PM      VSS      None      12289      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:44:43 PM      VSS      None      8193      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:44:43 PM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:44:43 PM      VSS      None      12289      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:38:22 PM      VSS      None      8193      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:38:22 PM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:38:22 PM      VSS      None      12289      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:38:22 PM      VSS      None      8193      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:38:22 PM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:38:22 PM      VSS      None      12289      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:00:00 PM      VSS      None      7001      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      8:00:00 PM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      7:00:00 PM      VSS      None      7001      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      7:00:00 PM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Information      10/28/2003      3:59:01 PM      ESENT      General       101      N/A      FIMCFP1
Information      10/28/2003      3:58:54 PM      Folder Redirection      None      401      aamore      FIMCFP1
Information      10/28/2003      3:54:00 PM      ESENT      General       100      N/A      FIMCFP1
Information      10/28/2003      3:48:33 PM      Folder Redirection      None      401      tamore      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      12:00:00 PM      VSS      None      7001      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      12:00:00 PM      VSS      None      7001      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      12:00:00 PM      VSS      None      7001      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      12:00:00 PM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      12:00:00 PM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      12:00:00 PM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      7:00:00 AM      VSS      None      7001      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      7:00:00 AM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Information      10/28/2003      4:50:01 AM      SceCli      None      1704      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      3:06:27 AM      VSS      None      8193      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      3:06:27 AM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      3:06:27 AM      VSS      None      12289      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      3:06:27 AM      VSS      None      8193      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      3:06:27 AM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/28/2003      3:06:27 AM      VSS      None      12289      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/27/2003      9:22:14 PM      VSS      None      8193      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/27/2003      9:22:14 PM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/27/2003      9:22:14 PM      VSS      None      12289      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/27/2003      9:22:14 PM      VSS      None      8193      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/27/2003      9:22:14 PM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/27/2003      9:22:14 PM      VSS      None      12289      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/27/2003      9:16:08 PM      VSS      None      8193      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/27/2003      9:16:08 PM      VSS      None      11      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/27/2003      9:16:08 PM      VSS      None      12289      N/A      FIMCFP1
Error      10/27/2003      9:16:08 PM      VSS      None      8193      N/A      FIMCFP1
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A514StyleAuthor Commented:
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      VSS
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1
Date:            10/29/2003
Time:            1:16:10 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      FIMCFP1
Description:
Volume Shadow Copy Service initialization error: the control dispatcher cannot be started [0x80070427].

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 43 4f 52 53 56 43 43 00   CORSVCC.
0008: 32 30 33 00 00 00 00 00   203.....
0010: 43 4f 52 53 56 43 43 00   CORSVCC.
0018: 31 39 30 00 00 00 00 00   190.....


Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      VSS
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      11
Date:            10/29/2003
Time:            11:54:16 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      FIMCFP1
Description:
Volume Shadow Copy Service information: The COM Server with CLSID {e579ab5f-1cc4-44b4-bed9-de0991ff0623} and name Coordinator cannot be started. [0x80070424]

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 44 4d 50 52 4f 43 43   ADMPROCC
0008: 34 36 39 00 00 00 00 00   469.....
0010: 41 44 4d 50 52 4f 43 43   ADMPROCC
0018: 34 34 35 00 00 00 00 00   445.....

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ewtaylorCommented:
Is this system part of a cluster?
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ewtaylorCommented:
Also I am checking but what version of backup exec are you running?
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A514StyleAuthor Commented:
no its not part of a cluster

here is what i know now: the service Volume Shadow Copy is no longer listed in my services.... when i tried to add the vssvc.exe as a service it does not see to stick

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