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Errors in Volsnap

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  • Started 1 year ago by tsmith777
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tsmith777
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I was looking at the event viewer and noticed 36 errors in Volsnap, One had errors that said Shadow copies of Volume C: were aborted because the Shadow Copy Storage could not grow due to a user imposed limit. Does anyone know what this means and did I screw up something? Thanks
btw, running a Dell 8500 with win 7, I have no restore points again, yesterday there were 5

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Do regedit

Find this entry.

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VolSnap\MinDiffAreaFileSize

Default is 300, which may be insufficient for many installations.

Setting this to a high value (3000 or 3GB) may resolve VolSnap errors.

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tsmith777
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Rik, I can't find anything in Regedit that starts with HKLM

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ronniesonora
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tsmith, try this
Open Control Panel / System / Advanced System Settings.

Select the System Protection Tab.

In the Protection Settings box, select the System Drive (Usually C:).

Click the Configure Button.

In the Disk Space Usage section, use the slider to increase the amount of disk space allocated to System Restore.

Apply/OK.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

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tsmith777
Posts: 881

ronniesonora, I already did that it is set to max, 26.25Gigs

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tsmith777
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Rick, Still cannot find it went through many many items no luck

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ronniesonora
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VolSnap
3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD value.
4. Type MinDiffAreaFileSize, and then press ENTER.
5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
6. Type the size that you want for the shadow copy storage area, and then click OK.
Reboot the computer to check if it works.

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tsmith777
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ronniesonora, Ok I did as you said and rebooted, I set it at 3000. Will that correct the system restore problem?

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

It may or may not. You'll just have to see. If it doesn't try running this if you haven't already "Chkdsk /f /r"

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tsmith777
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I have ran that, Thanks for your help

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