SoftPerfect RAM Disk

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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