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    ntbackup not working. Empty backup logs.

    Hi,

    I am running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 32bit. Things have
    worked fine for over a year.

    Now ntbackup will start running, estimate the size then start backing up and
    stop after a hundred thousand or so bytes. This happens if from a scheduled
    task or if I run the backup wizard and do it immediately.

    The backup log file created is blank.

    The Event Viewer log has this entry:

    Source: Application Error
    Category: (100)
    Event ID: 1000
    Description: Faulting application ntbackup.exe, version 5.2.3790.3959,
    faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00440031.

    Help is massively appreciated.

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    Can you not reinstall it from a Windows XP disk??? or use the add/remove windows components to remove it

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    I can't see it in Add/Remove Windows Components.

    From what I understand it's only on the XP Home disc? Having said that, I have tried copyinf the ntbackup.exe executable from another server that's working but that didn't solve the problem.

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    I tried using the version of ntbackup from my computer to no avail.

    Searching around on the internet I found it could be VSS related, but the only fix was included in SP2, which I have installed already.

    vssadmin list writers shows the following:

    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001 Microsoft Corp.

    Writer name: 'System Writer'
    Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
    Writer Instance Id: {8f937fbd-d0e4-4ede-bcea-efb3741d6fd0}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'FSRM Writer'
    Writer Id: {12ce4370-5bb7-4c58-a76a-e5d5097e3674}
    Writer Instance Id: {97d1acfe-a8d1-47ce-8ee6-c06ae20462cc}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
    Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
    Writer Instance Id: {c0d70833-1070-483d-a9e3-0405caaaa5f8}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
    Writer Id: {f8544ac1-0611-4fa5-b04b-f7ee00b03277}
    Writer Instance Id: {dcf78216-c20d-4417-b011-86b64576d4a6}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Event Log Writer'
    Writer Id: {eee8c692-67ed-4250-8d86-390603070d00}
    Writer Instance Id: {9ea3574a-24ed-4a4e-854f-68134ff6d1b3}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
    Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
    Writer Instance Id: {0b59642c-32c0-4ad8-96a5-2ff81bacec9f}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'FRS Writer'
    Writer Id: {d76f5a28-3092-4589-ba48-2958fb88ce29}
    Writer Instance Id: {d97d32f2-20f9-41a1-b114-6c8d53a7e37c}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Dhcp Jet Writer'
    Writer Id: {be9ac81e-3619-421f-920f-4c6fea9e93ad}
    Writer Instance Id: {b2293f85-3f62-4926-a0bd-2a1735dd4578}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'Removable Storage Manager'
    Writer Id: {5d3c3e01-0297-445b-aa81-a48d7151e235}
    Writer Instance Id: {8d27cdcb-c64e-4430-9092-43277eaedfa0}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'BITS Writer'
    Writer Id: {4969d978-be47-48b0-b100-f328f07ac1e0}
    Writer Instance Id: {7a8c68b6-6331-43e7-80b1-916ccb381e95}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'IIS Metabase Writer'
    Writer Id: {59b1f0cf-90ef-465f-9609-6ca8b2938366}
    Writer Instance Id: {99180736-7fc5-4418-b214-a307c0a42f84}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
    Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
    Writer Instance Id: {a4a1fb29-3301-4195-8d56-c9b1008fe0d8}
    State: [5] Waiting for completion
    Last error: No error

    Writer name: 'NTDS'
    Writer Id: {b2014c9e-8711-4c5c-a5a9-3cf384484757}
    Writer Instance Id: {8f72088b-993c-472e-abd7-94b6034d552f}
    State: [1] Stable
    Last error: No error

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