Solved

Volume Shadow Issue VSS_E_UNEXPECTED_PROVIDER_ERROR

Posted on 2015-02-24
2
292 Views
Last Modified: 2015-03-16
Hi,

My customers win XP machine gives below mentioned bug with VShadow.exe and VSCSC.EXE


VSCSC.EXE 2.2 - Volume Shadow Copy Simple Client for Windows XP
This is a modified version of the original Volume Shadow Copy Client
by Microsoft (VSHADOW.EXE), originally bundled with the VSS SDK 7.2
for WinXP/Win2003.


(Option: Execute binary/script after shadow creation 'Staller.exe')
(Option: Create shadow copy set)
(Gathering writer metadata...)
(Waiting for the asynchronous operation to finish...)
Initialize writer metadata ...
Discover directly excluded components ...
- Excluding writer 'MSDEWriter' since it has no selected components for restore.
Discover components that reside outside the shadow set ...
Discover all excluded components ...
Discover excluded writers ...
Discover explicitly included components ...
Verifying explicitly specified writers/components ...
Select explicitly included components ...
 * Writer 'Microsoft Writer (Bootable State)':
   - Add component \COM+ Registration Database
   - Add component \Registry
 * Writer 'Microsoft Writer (Service State)':
   - Add component \Content Indexing Service
   - Add component \Config Directory
   - Add component \Event Logs
 * Writer 'WMI Writer':
   - Add component \WMI
Creating shadow set {5cde6d60-83fc-4bcd-b6b5-6dbcfe36b504} ...
- Adding volume \\?\Volume{ccfc233d-6be9-11e3-b4db-806d6172696f}\ [C:\] to the shadow set...

ERROR: COM call "m_pVssObject->AddToSnapshotSet((LPWSTR)volume.c_str(), GUID_NULL, &SnapshotID)" failed.
- Returned HRESULT = 0x8004230f
- Error text: VSS_E_UNEXPECTED_PROVIDER_ERROR
- Please re-run VSCSC.EXE with the /tracing option to get more details
0
Comment
Question by:Allan_Fernandes
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Adam Leinss
ID: 40628072
I've used VSCSC a lot on Windows XP with no problems.  

Is this 1 computer or all computers?  
Are System Restore points being created on said computer?
Is the OS patched at the SP3 level?
Does the disk have plenty of disk space left?
0
 
LVL 46

Accepted Solution

by:
noxcho earned 500 total points
ID: 40630105
Try to re-register the VSS service.

    Stop the Volume Shadow Copy service. Open a Command prompt window using the cmd command. At the command prompt enter  
    c:\> net stop vss
    To change the directory path, enter
    c:\> cd C:\WINDOWS\System32
    Register the following DLL files. Make sure you are in the Windows\System32 directory. At the command prompt enter:
    c:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 ole32.dll  
    c:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
    c:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 vss_ps.dll  
    c:\Windows\System32>Vssvc /Register
    c:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
    c:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
    c:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 es.dll
    c:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 stdprov.dll c:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 vssui.dll
    c:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 msxml.dll c:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 msxml3.dll
    c:\Windows\System32>regsvr32 msxml4.dll
    Restart the Volume Shadow Copy service. At the command prompt, enter:
    net start vss  

Here is a nice resource where the errors are described.
http://support.druva.com/entries/26600274-Troubleshooting-VSS-Volume-Shadow-Copy-Errors
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Step by step guide to Clean and Sort your windows registry! Introduction: Always remember: A Clean registry = Better performance = Save your invaluable time In this article we're going to clear our registry manually! Yes, manually! The e…
Sometimes people don't understand why download speed shows differently for Windows than Linux.Specially, this article covers and shows the solution for throughput difference for Windows than a Linux machine. For this, I arranged a test scenario.I…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
In this video I am going to show you how to back up and restore Office 365 mailboxes using CodeTwo Backup for Office 365. Learn more about the tool used in this video here: http://www.codetwo.com/backup-for-office-365/ (http://www.codetwo.com/ba…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now