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Hi,

As this is long winded I will summarise :-)

OS = Vista Ultimate
SP = SP1
Updates = ALL

Automatic Restore Points are not working.  It works fine if I create a manual one but I have lots of VSS errors in my 'Application Event Log'.

To help solve the problem I have done the following;-
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C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list providers
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Provider name: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
   Provider type: System
   Provider Id: {b5946137-7b9f-4925-af80-51abd60b20d5}
   Version: 1.0.0.7

&
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C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list shadowstorage
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Shadow Copy Storage association
   For volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{b00591fb-f8ed-11dc-be55-806e6f6e6963}\
   Shadow Copy Storage volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{b00591fb-f8ed-11dc-be55-806e6f6e69
63}\
   Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 51.932 GB
   Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 54.688 GB
   Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 89.418 GB

Shadow Copy Storage association
   For volume: (E:)\\?\Volume{20f9c737-f7aa-11dd-849f-001a4d629b69}\
   Shadow Copy Storage volume: (E:)\\?\Volume{20f9c737-f7aa-11dd-849f-001a4d629b
69}\
   Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 798.125 MB
   Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 3.089 GB
   Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 139.727 GB

&
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C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list writers
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Writer name: 'System Writer'
   Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
   Writer Instance Id: {fddefbe9-0667-4be8-9109-91dea7cbb710}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'ASR Writer'
   Writer Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
   Writer Instance Id: {7d4d2796-252b-4db4-aee6-1afca8cba40b}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter'
   Writer Id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
   Writer Instance Id: {0d30ba09-253c-40cc-835f-9bec8a5ed6d0}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Shadow Copy Optimization Writer'
   Writer Id: {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}
   Writer Instance Id: {78fb9c9c-3ea3-4445-83d4-751915aef684}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
   Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
   Writer Instance Id: {9dd54a95-4d42-4af7-94c6-3b5e48b7e19b}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
   Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
   Writer Instance Id: {313a9b3c-fa75-480e-9054-40c742173258}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'MSSearch Service Writer'
   Writer Id: {cd3f2362-8bef-46c7-9181-d62844cdc0b2}
   Writer Instance Id: {ddfdc017-2041-4089-8d2f-2806d661d83d}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
   Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
   Writer Instance Id: {32ae5e65-b0be-4ef0-829a-68d5f410850c}
   State: [5] Waiting for completion
   Last error: No error
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Now whats Interesting is when I type the following command;-

vssadmin create shadow /for=c:

I get Error Invalid Argument - please see below

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin create shadow /for=c:
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Error: Invalid command.

---- Commands Supported ----

List Providers        - List registered volume shadow copy providers
List Shadows          - List existing volume shadow copies
List ShadowStorage    - List volume shadow copy storage associations
List Volumes          - List volumes eligible for shadow copies
List Writers          - List subscribed volume shadow copy writers
Resize ShadowStorage  - Resize a volume shadow copy storage association

there is no Create presnet - when there should be.

So I have drive C and E enabled only for Automatic Restore Points.  Its not working on either, but it does if I create manually.

I also enclose a copy of errors from 'Application Log'

Log Name:      Application
Source:        VSS
Date:          11/02/2009 10:29:45
Event ID:      8194
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Main-PC
Description:
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface.  hr = 0x80070005. This is often caused by incorrect security settings in either the writer or requestor process.

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If anyone could please help that would be very much appreciated.  Thank you !


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Can anyone help then?
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People if I could award more than 500 points on this I would - please can someone help? I have even emailed Microsoft to no avail at present.
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I managed to fix the problem my self - I removed the services and added again - then reapplied SP1.
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what services did you remove and reinstall.
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