Has anyone had any problems with this? Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error WaitForMultipleObjects(1,0076C238,1,120000) == 0x00000102.  hr = 0x8000ffff.

Posted on 2008-10-20
Last Modified: 2008-11-13
One of our clients is having a problem with the webserver crashing around 03:10 in the morning every day.
the error reported in the event viewer is the one listed below?
"Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error WaitForMultipleObjects(1,0076C238,1,120000) == 0x00000102.  hr = 0x8000ffff."

We had a problem a while back with a device, \Device\Scsi\adpu160m1, did not respond within the time
What does the above message in the event logs mean? And what can be done to
correct it?

I was wondering if the two are related?
Question by:YellowbusTeam
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I have seen Volume Shadow Copy errors that actually were resolved by re-running the Configure Backup tool within Server Management. You had to delete the ShadowCopyVolume and the Backup Small Business Server entries in the Scheduled tasks folder. These are re-created when running the Configure Backup Tool.

The specific error you outline is not the error I have seen, however it could be worth a try.


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I will give that a try, is there anything else we could try out?
At the moment we have stopped the backup jobs from running to see if that does anything.

Author Comment

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Is your message refering to NT backup as we use a piece of software called Yosemite?

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Yes, it was specific to the backup scheduled task created by NTBackUp.

Run the following from the command line on the server experiancing the difficulties;


See if you have any listing a 'last error'


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