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(for: Repairing Windows XP Backup)
1 | Posted by: Gabriel Mihalache (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 10 months ago |

Didn’t you get rid of all Windows servers?

2 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 10 months ago |

Bloody hell Gabriel, that has to be the quickest comment ever posted here. Did you read the article before you commented?

You’re right, I no longer run any Windows Servers. However, I do have Windows XP Professional (ha, ha) running on my desktop PC - and it is there where the backup application failed.

3 | Posted by: Genuine (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 10 months ago |

Just stopping in to say hello and to congratulate you on your recent nomination at the BoB Weblog Awards 2004.


4 | Posted by: Luc (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 10 months ago |

Well, i’m not the biggest Redmond fan out there so i still use W2K instead of XP. In fact, the only thing i have installed from Redmond is the OS (with the obligatory IE), for office replaclement i use Open Office and Outlook is also gone out the window. Since i did that, i never had a crash again (would that be a pure coincidence?) And backing up in terms of the traditional way i never do. What i do is create an image with Acronis True Image … never failed me yet. And i don’t need to go over the hassle of redoing the various settings of all programs etc…

5 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 10 months ago |

Just stopping in to say hello and to congratulate you on your recent nomination at the BoB Weblog Awards 2004.

Cool. I had no idea. Thanks for the nomination J.J.

6 | Posted by: Snorri (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 10 months ago |

What kind of key has “UpgradeInProgress” to be because the key isn’t in my computer, is it REG_SZ or REG_DWORD like “SystemSetupInProgress” ?

7 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 10 months ago |

Snorri: It’s REG_DWORD. If it isn’t there then don’t worry about it. You don’t need to create it if it doesn’t exist.

8 | Posted by: CWiz (Guest) | ~ 1 year, 8 months ago |

Perfect solution - worked for me. Many thanks.

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9 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 1 year, 8 months ago |

That’s great CWiz. I’m glad I could help.

10 | Posted by: aleksey2001 (Guest) | ~ 1 year ago |

Thank you very much! It works!!!

11 | Posted by: Chris (Guest) | ~ 11 months ago |

Thanks for the tip, worked perfectly for me. On a side note, my backup problem started happening right after I uninstalled Norton AntiVirus 2003. Might be a coincidence though…

12 | Posted by: DarkBlue (Registered User) | ~ 10 months ago |

Norton Antivirus - no, that’s probably not a coincidence! :-)

13 | Posted by: Johnny C (Guest) | ~ 9 months ago |

Many thanks it now works perfectly.

You are a life saver!

14 | Posted by: deharsh (Guest) | ~ 8 months ago |

Thanks a million, that saves my life. I setup the schedule around 1/2 year ago, and then checked it up last month, and found out the size of the my backup file was just 2K! Gee…I would have been thought MS had been done a great job to reduce the size of the backup at the first glance…then I found out it was error that I didn’t pay much attention. Anyway it works now…though strange…

15 | Posted by: Mitch (Guest) | ~ 4 months, 3 weeks ago |

Help. I had high hopes that the recommendation would work for me … but the only things that I cannot do is to start both the COM + services:

  1. COM+ Event System fails with Error 126 - The specified module cannot be found.
  2. COM+ System Application fails with “the service did not return an error. This could be an internal Windows error or an internal service error. If the problem persists, contact your Systems Administrator”.

I’ve searched with Google and the MSFT site and found nothing that tells me how to get these two critical services working.

Any ideas out there?

Thanks much,


16 | Posted by: Psb (Guest) | ~ 3 months, 1 week ago |

Thanks so much for this posting, I could never have fixed this issue without your help!!

17 | Posted by: guest (Guest) | ~ 1 month, 3 weeks ago |

is this work with windows 2000?

18 | Posted by: Dave (Guest) | ~ 5 days, 9 hours ago |

I had to restart the “volume Shadow Service” as well.

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