Error 0x8004230f : The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error while trying to process the specified operation.

Issue : While Opening Configuring Shadow Copies Issue facing Initialization failed

Error :
Initialization failed.
Error 0x8004230f : The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error while trying to process the specified operation.
Initialization Failed with error 0x8004230f

Initialization Failed with error 0x8004230f

Cause

Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service is not running.

Shadow-copies-initialization-failed-error-8004230f-reason

Shadow-copies-initialization-failed-error-8004230f-reason

Resolution

Start the service using GUI via “services.msc” , service display name is  “Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider”

Starting the Microsoft Software Shadow copy provider using GUI

Starting the Microsoft Software Shadow copy provider using GUI

or using elevated command prompt “net start swprv” without quote.

Starting swprv service using elevated command prompt

Starting swprv service using elevated command prompt

If in case you are facing trouble in starting the service you have to troubleshoot in order to fix based on the reason.

Output

Now you may click on the option “Configure Shadow Copies..” in the drop down menu after making a right click on drive/volume.

Configuring Shadow Copies

Configuring Shadow Copies

On selecting the option it will display you the output not the error

Issue resolved

Issue resolved