Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:8004230c Aborting Backup

Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:8004230c
Aborting Backup


This error is coming when I run the NTBackup to take System State Backup. This error throwing because there is some issue with VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service)

C:\WINDOWS\System32\vssvc.exe

As we all know (Wintel System Admins), 'Volume Shadow Copy' service is by default set to 'Manual' mode, as and when required that service will start automatically.

After it started failed, I did check for any other service which is supporting this service, then found 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider' service is stopping mode.

First we tried terminating this service, as it not stopping by it self, here goes the command -

C:\>tasklist /svc | findstr swprv
svchost.exe                  11684 swprv


This command will give you the output of code of that service, based on that you can terminate. To terminate use the below command line command -

C:\>taskkill /F /PID


Note: This process id will keep changing, please make sure you take the correct ones. (Ex: 11684)
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