Windows Backup Fails

  numskull 10:27 18 Jan 2009

Every time I try to create a Windows Backup it fails. Report states - Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:Catastrophic failure
I'm using XP pro and trying to backup My Documents to an external USB drive. Never had this problem before!

  Sea Urchin 11:11 18 Jan 2009

Check in your services and make sure that you have not disabled the Volume Shadow Copy service. Click Start/Run/type in services.msc and scroll down to Volume Shadow Copy. Right click and Properties, then change Start Up Type to Automatic and click Start under Service Status - Apply and OK.

  numskull 11:32 18 Jan 2009

Thanks Sea Urchin. Volume shadow copy was disabled!
Now sorted.

  Sea Urchin 11:45 18 Jan 2009

Great - glad to hear the problem was easily solved - and thanks for the feedback

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