Backup Error (shadow volume) trying to backup System State

By dbarkley
Oct 27, 2005
  1. OS WinXP Pro
    Trying to backup the registry using the utility backup from system tools.
    error =
    "Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:Catastrophic failure."

    Research shows that it is possible to turn off the volume shadow feature .. but not if the backup includes the System State selection.

    I have an ethernet connection to an ADSL modem and a 40gb hard drive in two partitions c: and d: with about 20gb used in total.

    Any help much appreciated ..
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