Error 0x8004230F: The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error

Sometimes, when you are trying to create a System Backup or a System Image you may encounter the error 0x8004230F. You can also encounter the error while creating a System Restore Point on your computer. Windows 10 users reported this issue.

The error message appears as

Windows Backup failed to create the shared protection point on the source volumes. (0x8078006B)

Additional Information:

The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error while trying to process the specified operation. (ox8004230F).

Error 0x8004230F during the System backup process or while creating the Restore point occurs, when the required services are not running or not responding properly.

If you are facing the issue with error 0x8004230F the shadow copy provider had an unexpected error, you can refer these troubleshooting steps and fit it by yourself.

How to fix error 0x8004230F : The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error?

Follow the below resolution steps to fix the issue with error 0x8004230F while creating the System Image or some other operations. If the issue remains after each step, you can continue with the further resolution steps.

Quick Note: We suggest you to create a System Restore point before proceeding with the troubleshooting steps. If something goes wrong during the troubleshooting, you can Restore your computer back to previous working state.

Start Volume Shadow Copy Service to fix error 0x8004230F:

If the Volume Shadow Copy service is not started on your computer, you will not be able to perform the operations like creating a System Image, Restore point etc. So, first, try to restart the Volume Shadow Copy service and check if the backup works fine.

To restart the Volume Shadow Copy service, follow the below resolution steps.

  1. Press Windows logo + R keys on keyboard to open RUN window, type Services.msc and hit enter. It will open the Services window.

2. Search and locate Volume Shadow Copy service and double click on it.

3. Set the Startup type to Automatic and Start the service.

4. Click on Apply, then OK. Close the Services window.

Now, try to perform the System Backup or create the System image and see if it works fine without the error 0x8004230F. If the error remains, you can proceed with the further steps.

Perform clean boot:

A clean boot starts with a minimal set of drivers and start up programs. Therefore, if any application or the drivers installed in the computer causing this issue, performing clean boot might help. To fix the shadow copy provider has an unexpected error 0x8004230F, you can try performing clean boot.

Refer this link to know how to perform clean boot on your computer.

Reboot your computer and try to perform the System Backup. I hope that this will fix the issue with error 0x8004230F on your computer. You can make the System Backup; create the System Image without any errors. If the issue remains, you can refer the below steps.

Use Microsoft Safety Scanner:

There are chances that error 0x8004230F occurs if the computer is infected with the malware infections and the required services are not working properly.

In this case, you can use Microsoft Safety Scanner to scan for the malware infections and remove them.

Refer this link to download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner on your computer.

After running this scan, you can reboot your computer and start creating the System Image, Data Backup and Restore point without any errors.

The above troubleshooting steps helps you to fix the issue with the shadow copy provider had an unexpected error while trying to process the specified operation. Error ox8004230F. If you need further help, do comments below. We are happy to assist you better.

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