NT backup wont run I get the following error


Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1.
Timeout before function completed

Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:0xffffffff.

Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:ffffffff
Aborting Backup.
LRITAsked:
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oks1977Commented:
You may want to try this link
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940032

Hope the information helps.
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LRITAuthor Commented:
I tried those steps from the KB article but same error message


Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:0xffffffff.

Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:ffffffff
Aborting Backup.
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oks1977Commented:
Can you try to reboot the server and run the command below:

vssadmin list writers
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LRITAuthor Commented:
I did that and it returned vsadmin 1.1
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oks1977Commented:
Any details? It should be something like below:

C:\>vssadmin list writers
vssadmin 1.0 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001 Microsoft Corp.

Writer name: 'Microsoft Writer (Bootable State)'
Writer Id: {f2436e37-09f5-41af-9b2a-4ca2435dbfd5}
Writer Instance Id: {254e608e-6aae-43d2-acbe-7b4e3eb22c4a}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
Writer Id: {f8544ac1-0611-4fa5-b04b-f7ee00b03277}
Writer Instance Id: {2305978f-0bde-4be2-b75e-8721baad0917}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'Microsoft Writer (Service State)'
Writer Id: {e38c2e3c-d4fb-4f4d-9550-fcafda8aae9a}
Writer Instance Id: {7500a536-de64-4698-9e33-9b2dc6023b51}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
Writer Instance Id: {ce6ad395-8444-4f4e-a9cd-ddc68a1b3d06}
State: [1] Stable
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LRITAuthor Commented:
I know but I got no details at all ?
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oks1977Commented:
Is your volume shadow copy service under services.msc set to disabled? Can check on that. There should be details like mine.

You can try it on Windows XP, it should have result.
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