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Shadow volume service not working

  • Computers
  • System Restore
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
May 27, 2010 3:59:08 AM

When I try to use system protection for system restore I receive message,There was an unexpected error in the property page,the volume shadow service is not working.
When I try to start volume service,in services. I get message,windows could not start the volume shadow service on local computer,cannot find the path specified error 3.Can anyone please help.

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August 26, 2010 10:00:57 PM

Looks like an error related to VSS trying to write data to a location that does not exist.
1) open regedit (Start -> Run... -> "regedit" )
2) navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ContentIndex\Catalogs\System
3) check the value for "Location" -> make it "C:\System Volume Information"
4) restart the computer