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Removable Storage Not Running

The Backup Utility cannot connect to the...

 
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The Removable Storage Service is not running, but is required to use the Backup utility.

 
 
   
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  Removable Storage Not Running 

 
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  The Backup Utility cannot connect to the Removable Storage service. This service is required for use of tape drives and other backup devices.

Please exit and start the Removable Storage service using the System Services function of the Management Console. 

 
Typical location
  C:\WINDOWS\system32\

 
Issued By
  ntbackup.exe

 
OS
  Windows XP

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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To start the missing service:

  1. Open the Run dialog (Windows key + R) and type Services.msc
  2. In the right pane, scroll down to the line Removable Storageand double-click the item.
  3. Set the Startup Type to Automatic.
  4. If the Service Status is Stopped, click on the Start button.

  5. Click OK and Close the Services Dialog.
 
   
 
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 6-May-2010
 
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Last update: 06-May-2010 3:46 pm