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cannot use recovery systems

  1. #1


    knight-gkla Guest

    cannot use recovery systems

    I cannot create a restore point or use Backup (fails during shadow copy), I
    get the same error
    0x08000FFFF
    which is a catastrophic error.
    Any suggestions?
    Vista 32 home premium on Athlon64 2GHz, 2G ram, 400G disc (about 20% full)

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  2. #2


    knight-gkla Guest

    RE: cannot use recovery systems

    sorry error is 0x8000FFFF

    "knight-gkla" wrote:

    > I cannot create a restore point or use Backup (fails during shadow copy), I
    > get the same error
    > 0x08000FFFF
    > which is a catastrophic error.
    > Any suggestions?
    > Vista 32 home premium on Athlon64 2GHz, 2G ram, 400G disc (about 20% full)


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    knight-gkla Guest

    RE: cannot use recovery systems

    Well I don't know what put it right but the problem is resolved. The only
    thing I am aware of that changed is that i have updated the Nvidia Gforce4
    platform drivers. Having said that the main nvstor.sys has not changed
    (510.2600.931). Hope this helps somebody

    "knight-gkla" wrote:

    > I cannot create a restore point or use Backup (fails during shadow copy), I
    > get the same error
    > 0x08000FFFF
    > which is a catastrophic error.
    > Any suggestions?
    > Vista 32 home premium on Athlon64 2GHz, 2G ram, 400G disc (about 20% full)


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Join Date : Dec 2007
    Posts : 2
    Vista Home Premium
    Local Time: 08:46


     

    Re: cannot use recovery systems

    Hi knight-gkla. I am having same prob on Vista Home Premium, AMD Athlon, MVIDIA GeForce 6100 Video:

    Trying to use "Backup Up Files" on brand new Windows Vista Home Premium. During "Creating a shadow copy" getting the message "The backup did not complete successfully. An error occurred. The following info... Catastrophic failure (0x8000FFFF). This is a brand-new system. We have loaded no s/w apps except for Office std 2007 and a couple MB of data in My Documents. Absolutely nothing else. I will try your hint abt upgrading the NVIDIA driver & get back to you.

    Can't imagine what the programmers were smoking when they used the term "Catastrophic Failure" w/o further explanation. Scared the pants off grandpa, I think he thought the machine was actually going to blow up on him.

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  5. #5


    ruffie50 Guest

    Re: cannot use recovery systems

    I am seeing the same problem when I am using the system restore

    "skater61" wrote:

    >
    > Hi knight-gkla. I am having same prob on Vista Home Premium, AMD
    > Athlon, MVIDIA GeForce 6100 Video:
    >
    > Trying to use "Backup Up Files" on brand new Windows Vista Home
    > Premium. During "Creating a shadow copy" getting the message "The
    > backup did not complete successfully. An error occurred. The following
    > info... Catastrophic failure (0x8000FFFF). This is a brand-new system.
    > We have loaded no s/w apps except for Office std 2007 and a couple MB
    > of data in My Documents. Absolutely nothing else. I will try your hint
    > abt upgrading the NVIDIA driver & get back to you.
    >
    > Can't imagine what the programmers were smoking when they used the term
    > "Catastrophic Failure" w/o further explanation. Scared the pants off
    > grandpa, I think he thought the machine was actually going to blow up on
    > him.
    >
    >
    > --
    > skater61
    >

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  6. #6


    Join Date : Dec 2007
    Posts : 2
    Vista Home Premium
    Local Time: 08:46


     

    Re: cannot use recovery systems

    worked on this w/ E-machines tech support for 70 min (nice gal got into it w/ me, even tho they are not supposed to work "software" stuff & will try to refuse you (threaten to put them on YouTube), but if you contact MS, they won't touch it either b/c the keycode has "OEM" in it, indicating E-machines has modified Vista. So apparently you are just supposed to throw the computer out the window when this happens?? talk about an entire industry that abdicates responsibility to their customers. Alas.).

    Anyway, bottom line, nice tech support gal and all her pals up the escalation ladder tried every trick in the book but in the end I had to re-build the whole computer from bottom up from the System Restore disks. This resulted in me ending up w/ straight Vista not E-machine Vista, loaded on, minor improvement. backing up regular but have not yet tried the restore.

    Best of luck to you.

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