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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2012, 11:35:00 AM »
Just carried out all the checks given in the gfi.com link, including re-registering vss files.  No change, still the same log_vss.txt when I try to do a backup.  Also nothing in the "vssadmin" writers or provider lists.

Will try your other suggestions.

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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2012, 11:38:22 AM »
vssadmin shows nothing for writers?

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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2012, 11:44:19 AM »
I have just looked at the other two links that you suggested, but did not fully understand them as they seem to refer to server problems.  Have I got this right?

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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2012, 11:45:32 AM »
Lets do this, I have xp pro sp 3 in vmware. Let me load it up and grab all the info in the reg for VSS and we can use that to compare with yours :wink:

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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2012, 11:48:17 AM »
Real quick, open a command window and do
vssadmin list writers

Does it list any? if so can you click in the cmd window do a select all and then paste it for me?

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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2012, 11:49:21 AM »
Here is mine from my xp machine


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

Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
Writer Id: {f8544ac1-0611-4fa5-b04b-f7ee00b03277}
Writer Instance Id: {88f872c5-712f-4ee0-ac65-0466659777a3}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
Writer Instance Id: {088833f0-2f6d-43c1-81d3-1ea951a57f7c}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'Microsoft Writer (Bootable State)'
Writer Id: {f2436e37-09f5-41af-9b2a-4ca2435dbfd5}
Writer Instance Id: {4ab69309-95ea-4c40-82de-bf702766d95a}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'Microsoft Writer (Service State)'
Writer Id: {e38c2e3c-d4fb-4f4d-9550-fcafda8aae9a}
Writer Instance Id: {8a1bcff0-3ecb-44a4-8a43-85076426ffa7}
State: [1] Stable


C:\Documents and Settings\User>


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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2012, 12:00:00 PM »
Found another fix for the error you are getting try this

If the VSS error code 0x800423f3 is reported, the reason is a corrupt state of WMI (wmiutils.dll). This may happen if a registry cleaner was used or a third-party application was uninstalled incorrectly. What you need to do is re-register wmiutils.dll and then restart the WMI service.

In the command prompt, execute the following three lines (note that stopping the WMI service does NOT stop VMs, it only stops the management service):

net stop winmgmt

regsvr32 wmiutils.dll 

net start winmgmt

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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2012, 12:16:06 PM »
When I did vssadmin list writers using "cmd.exe run" I did not see any list. Using the cmd window I got this:-

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
Writer Id: {f8544ac1-0611-4fa5-b04b-f7ee00b03277}
Writer Instance Id: {c2df3308-4177-4cfe-8839-4f438ecdef50}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'Microsoft Writer (Service State)'
Writer Id: {e38c2e3c-d4fb-4f4d-9550-fcafda8aae9a}
Writer Instance Id: {03404525-b5c5-4434-850d-86e8a8c385c1}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'Microsoft Writer (Bootable State)'
Writer Id: {f2436e37-09f5-41af-9b2a-4ca2435dbfd5}
Writer Instance Id: {e968ede3-8346-4c85-babb-5e765e8bafc8}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
Writer Instance Id: {9f7333a8-efa0-4684-bd60-66a93511135b}
State: [5] Waiting for completion


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

Sorry if I mislead you earlier

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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2012, 12:17:51 PM »
I think we are on the right track.

Notice yours here
Quote
Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
Writer Instance Id: {9f7333a8-efa0-4684-bd60-66a93511135b}
State: [5] Waiting for completion

and mine

Quote
Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
Writer Instance Id: {088833f0-2f6d-43c1-81d3-1ea951a57f7c}
State: [1] Stable

Try this

net stop winmgmt

regsvr32 wmiutils.dll

net start winmgmt

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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2012, 12:25:33 PM »
Mine now reads as follows:-

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
Writer Id: {f8544ac1-0611-4fa5-b04b-f7ee00b03277}
Writer Instance Id: {c2df3308-4177-4cfe-8839-4f438ecdef50}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'Microsoft Writer (Service State)'
Writer Id: {e38c2e3c-d4fb-4f4d-9550-fcafda8aae9a}
Writer Instance Id: {03404525-b5c5-4434-850d-86e8a8c385c1}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'Microsoft Writer (Bootable State)'
Writer Id: {f2436e37-09f5-41af-9b2a-4ca2435dbfd5}
Writer Instance Id: {e968ede3-8346-4c85-babb-5e765e8bafc8}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
Writer Instance Id: {9f7333a8-efa0-4684-bd60-66a93511135b}
State: [5] Waiting for completion


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>net stop winmgmt
The following services are dependent on the Windows Management Instrumentation s
ervice.
Stopping the Windows Management Instrumentation service will also stop these ser
vices.

   wscsvc
   Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
   IPv6 Helper Service

Do you want to continue this operation? (Y/N) [N]: y
The wscsvc service is stopping.
The wscsvc service was stopped successfully.


The Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service was stopped succe
ssfully.


The IPv6 Helper Service service was stopped successfully.

The Windows Management Instrumentation service is stopping.
The Windows Management Instrumentation service was stopped successfully.


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>regsvr32 wmiutils.dll

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>net start winmgmt
The Windows Management Instrumentation service is starting.
The Windows Management Instrumentation service was started successfully.


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

Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
Writer Instance Id: {964f5c85-7b31-421e-969a-58c4e2ecb2fb}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'Microsoft Writer (Service State)'
Writer Id: {e38c2e3c-d4fb-4f4d-9550-fcafda8aae9a}
Writer Instance Id: {03404525-b5c5-4434-850d-86e8a8c385c1}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
Writer Id: {f8544ac1-0611-4fa5-b04b-f7ee00b03277}
Writer Instance Id: {c2df3308-4177-4cfe-8839-4f438ecdef50}
State: [1] Stable

Writer name: 'Microsoft Writer (Bootable State)'
Writer Id: {f2436e37-09f5-41af-9b2a-4ca2435dbfd5}
Writer Instance Id: {e968ede3-8346-4c85-babb-5e765e8bafc8}
State: [1] Stable


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2012, 12:26:52 PM »
Try the reg backup now :cheesy:

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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2012, 12:35:40 PM »
Still not working but log slightly different:-

[07/06/2012 - 20:29:44]
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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

D:\XP Utilities\Tweaking.com\Registry Backup>
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[07/06/2012 - 20:29:44]
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CD /D C:\

C:\>
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[07/06/2012 - 20:29:44]
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"C:\WINDOWS.0\temp\vss_start.bat"

C:\>set path=C:\WINDOWS.0\system32;C:\WINDOWS.0;C:\WINDOWS.0\System32\Wbem;D:\XP Utilities\Tweaking.com\Registry Backup\files

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C:\>"D:\XP Utilities\Tweaking.com\Registry Backup\files\vss_xp.exe" -script="C:\WINDOWS.0\temp\vss-setvar.bat" -exec="C:\WINDOWS.0\temp\vss.bat" C:

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[07/06/2012 - 20:30:22]
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VSHADOW.EXE 2.2 - Volume Shadow Copy sample client
Copyright (C) 2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


(Option: Generate SETVAR script 'C:\WINDOWS.0\temp\vss-setvar.bat')
(Option: Execute binary/script after shadow creation 'C:\WINDOWS.0\temp\vss.bat')
(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 {16c645e6-153f-43e9-be58-a65f31c384a2} ...
- Adding volume \\?\Volume{9f4c9fb1-a54c-11dc-8c0f-806d6172696f}\ [C:\] to the shadow set...
Preparing for backup ...
(Waiting for the asynchronous operation to finish...)
(Waiting for the asynchronous operation to finish...)
Creating the shadow (DoSnapshotSet) ...
(Waiting for the asynchronous operation to finish...)
(Waiting for the asynchronous operation to finish...)

ERROR: Selected writer 'Microsoft Writer (Service State)' is in failed state!
   - Status: 8 (VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT)
   - Writer Failure code: 0x800423f4 (<Unknown error code>)
   - Writer ID: {e38c2e3c-d4fb-4f4d-9550-fcafda8aae9a}
   - Instance ID: {03404525-b5c5-4434-850d-86e8a8c385c1}


C:\>
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Closed. No longer reading pipes.
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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2012, 12:39:25 PM »
Should I have rebooted my computer?

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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2012, 12:40:45 PM »
Yeah reboot as well.

I also updated the help page with more fixes. But lets do a good ol faithful reboot. It might help clear out any left over problems with vss. :wink:

After reboot try the backup and let me know :wink:

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Re: Registry Backup Fails
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2012, 12:55:31 PM »
Still not working and I left it running for 3 mins.  Log same as last one.

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