Macrium Reflect image fails due to VSS problem

  john bunyan 19:13 13 Sep 2017

I have been trying , on a young relative's laptop, to make a Macrium image. At first there were a number of issues, but these were mostly resolved by running chkdsk and scannow. It still fails with the log: "Windows Events: Warning: event 12348; Volume Shadow Copy Service : VSS was denied access to the root of volume \?\volume{f....} \ ... Check security on the volume and try the operation again.

Having Googled, I set VSS to automatic, made sure it was running. I also carried out checks as recommended via command prompt and no "writers" had VSS errors. According to Macrium forums this is a Windows 10 issue. I would be grateful if anyone has comments. (Not scannow nor chkdsk)

  john bunyan 19:16 13 Sep 2017

PS the error when reported came as the copying started and was in red: Backup aborted! Unable to read from disk - Error Code 1117 the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:42 13 Sep 2017


icacls C:\ /grant system:f

from an elevated command prompt

this used to work for windows 7 backup problems with VSS.

  john bunyan 19:52 13 Sep 2017


Did that but it did not solve it. This VSS issue has so many suggested "cures". If I can't solve it , what is the next best free imaging software? ( Not ATI) Paragon ou Easus?

  bumpkin 20:13 13 Sep 2017

You could try this click here but I am unsure if still available.

  john bunyan 20:23 13 Sep 2017

Site Impossible on iPod ? Watch ad?

  john bunyan 20:37 13 Sep 2017

Will revert tomorrow'as my iPhone does not like the site tonight!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:00 13 Sep 2017

Run it from a Macrium rescue (win PE) disc / USB

  john bunyan 07:06 14 Sep 2017

*Fruit Bat /\0/*

I will make a rescue USB. However I want a proper image. On my desktop, also with 64 bit Windows 10 I have just used Macrium to do another of my regular images. I will follow this up later - I think Macrium offer a download to correct the issue

  john bunyan 09:12 14 Sep 2017

In spite of editing the registry entry for VSS in the laptop to the same as the desktop, it still fails due to error 12348 - VSS denied access to the root... etc Giving up for now;

  john bunyan 09:29 14 Sep 2017

Trying free EaseUS TODO. Will report back if it runs.

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