vssadmin writers list empty -- none of the online fixes work

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  1. oao

    oao MDL Novice

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    Today I noticed that I cannot create restore points. Error in event log:

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    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: An internal inconsistency was detected in trying
    to contact shadow copy service writers. The Registry Writer failed to respond to a query
    from VSS. Check to see that the Event Service and Volume Shadow Copy Service
    are operating properly, and please check the Application event log for any other events.


    Operation:
    Gathering Writer Data
    Executing Asynchronous Operation

    Context:
    Execution Context: Requestor
    Current State: GatherWriterMetadata

    Event Data:
    0000 2D 20 43 6F 64 65 3A 20 42 55 45 43 58 4D 4C 43 - Code: BUECXMLC
    0010 30 30 30 30 39 30 30 31 2D 20 43 61 6C 6C 3A 20 00009001- Call:
    0020 42 55 45 43 58 4D 4C 43 30 30 30 30 38 39 33 39 BUECXMLC00008939
    0030 2D 20 50 49 44 3A 20 20 30 30 30 30 34 37 32 34 - PID: 00004724
    0040 2D 20 54 49 44 3A 20 20 30 30 30 30 33 33 30 38 - TID: 00003308
    0050 2D 20 43 4D 44 3A 20 20 22 43 3A 5C 57 69 6E 64 - CMD: "C:\Wind
    0060 6F 77 73 5C 73 79 73 74 65 6D 33 32 5C 53 79 73 ows\system32\Sys
    0070 74 65 6D 50 72 6F 70 65 72 74 69 65 73 50 72 6F temPropertiesPro
    0080 74 65 63 74 69 6F 6E 2E 65 78 65 22 20 20 20 20 tection.exe"
    0090 2D 20 55 73 65 72 3A 20 4E 61 6D 65 3A 20 31 38 - User: Name: 18
    00A0 33 30 54 5C 46 61 62 69 61 6E 2C 20 53 49 44 3A 30T\Fabian, SID:
    00B0 53 2D 31 2D 35 2D 32 31 2D 32 35 33 30 37 33 30 S-1-5-21-2530730
    00C0 39 32 30 2D 32 30 38 39 34 33 38 36 32 34 2D 32 920-2089438624-2
    00D0 38 31 39 36 36 31 36 33 31 2D 31 30 30 30 20 20 819661631-1000

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    Tried all sorts of online suggestions, none worked.

    I ran CHKDSK -- no problems.

    I ran SFC /SCANNOW which found no problems.

    I ran the following .BAT file:

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    cd /d %windir%\system32
    net stop vss
    net stop swprv
    regsvr32 /s ole32.dll
    regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll
    regsvr32 /s vss_ps.dll
    vssvc /register
    regsvr32 /s /i swprv.dll
    regsvr32 /s /i eventcls.dll
    regsvr32 /s es.dll
    regsvr32 /s stdprov.dll
    regsvr32 /s vssui.dll
    regsvr32 /s msxml.dll
    regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll
    regsvr32 /s msxml4.dll
    vssvc /register
    net start swprv
    net start vss

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    and got several errors that I don't even understand:

    The module "eventcls.dll" was loaded but the call to DlRegisterServer failed with error 0x0080070715.

    Same for module swprv.dll.

    The module "es.dll" was loaded but the entry point DlRegisterServer was not found.

    The module "vssui.dll" failed to load.

    Same for modules msxml.dll, msxml4.dll

    Can anybody figure out what's going on and what I should do to fix?