Windows Backup error if any RAMdisks are not mounted as removable media

Started by bubba

If any of the SoftPerfect RAMdisks are not configured to "mount as removable" I get this error when trying to use Windows Backup to do a system image:

Windows Backup
Windows could not find backup devices on this computer. The following information might explain why this problem occurred:
(0x81000036)

If I change the RAMdisk back to "mount as removable" the C-drive image backup goes fine.
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Windows Backup error if any RAMdisks are not mounted as removable media.   05 November 2012, 08:10

This error refers to the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and will be fixed in future releases.
THANK YOU X 1000! I have been banging my head against the wall for several weeks trying to find out why my system image backup suddenly failed and gave me an error message. Works like a charm once I make my RAMdisk removable. Thanks again ! ! !
Very good tip. I couldn't figure out why windows backup failed. Mounting ramdisk as removable fixedt it.
I just stumbled upon this entry, because I got this very same error (and same solution) using SoftPerfect RAMDisk 3.4.3 under Windows 8.1 Update 1 - 2.5 years later...
PS. Same in the current 3.4.6 (the update procedure is a bit cumbersome btw).
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Re: Windows Backup error (0x81000036) if any RAMdisks are not mounted as removable media   21 June 2015, 19:36

You need to ether mount the RAM disk as removable or turn the Hard Disk Emulation option.
Thank you for the tips. It helps a lot

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