Syatem is Windows Server 2003 Ent SP2
Problem is as follows:
System state backup fails with th efollowing details:
Active backup destination: File
Media name: "System State Backup.bkf created 11/25/2007 at 12:00 AM"
Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1.
"MSDEWriter" has reported an error 0x800423f4. This is part of System State. The backup cannot continue.
Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:800423f4
The operation did not successfully complete.