windows volume shadow copy service error- can anyone help?


W

wayne

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error
calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr = 0x80040206.
 
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Adi Oltean [MSFT]

Hi,

I would like to point out that the article below is not 100% accurate
- we are currently working to fix its content. In some cases, it might
not be needed to proceed with a Windows reinstall as the article
advises.

Wayne, can you tell me more details about your failure (BTW - make
sure you are not in Safe Mode):
1) Does the command "VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS" show a list of valid
writers? If a valid list of writers is printed, then you do not need a
Windows reinstall, and you can ignore the VSS errors below
(0x80040206). If you see an error, then proceed with the next question
(2).
2) Are there any COM+ errors in the Event Log that appear near to the
VSS errors? If yes, can you please cut & paste the content of these
errors (you can use eventvwr.exe to view/cut & paste the text).


Thanks, Adi

P.S. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.
 
D

DFox

Adi,
I am getting this same error in the event log (Volume Shadow Copy
Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr
= 0x80040206).

As you mention, I am also getting a COM+ error in the event log right
next to the previous one
(The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal
processing. HRESULT was 8007043C from line 44 of
d:\nt\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp)


I have booted up in safe mode around the time of these errors (to
resolve something else - system crash and locking up in XP).

Any idea what this might be? Are these messages merely a byproduct of
booting up in safe mode? I was thinking that they may be part of my
orignal issue, but perhaps not...

-DFox
 
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Adi Oltean [MSFT]

Correct - the VSS/COM+ errors that you see in the event log
(specifically 0x80040206 and 8007043C) are just bogus error codes that
will always appear together, each time you reboot a Windows XP machine
in Safe Mode.

You can ignore these two event logs for now. This problem will be
fixed in the future releases of Windows.

That said, you should still investigate your system crash, although,
this issue has no relation with VSS or COM+.

Thanks, Adi


P.S. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.
 

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