Microsoft Reduce Customer Effort Center

Our team drives product feedback based on solid data, it drives proactive issue prevention and ultimately, drives improvements around products based on customer feedback.

Error 0x81000019 when you do a backup on Windows 7

Error 0x81000019 when you do a backup on Windows 7

  • Comments 20
  • Likes



When you do a backup you get an error 0x81000019, the message is:

"A shadow copy could not be created. Please check the 'VSS' and 'SPP' application event logs for more information. Details: Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data. "





Backup process involves the system writer that reports files in the important applications installed on the machine. In the  case where a large number of language packs is installed, the metadata file reported by this writer becomes huge in size and hence does not  fit the 100 MB volume. This causes backup to fail since there is not enough space for the shadowcopy creation. Please note that this symptom  is not directly observable since this metadata file is created during backup and deleted at the end.




Uninstall unwanted/unused language packs by running Lpksetup command in a command window.




============ c781576c0d8d


  • still the issue, and i dont have more lang package, any other options??

  • @muneer, you can post your question to the technet forum.

  • wonderful their only solution is completly wrong!

  • Wrong!!! come on get it fixed, cant back up is poor form.

  • This is not a fix for this Error 0x81000019, I have no language packs installed, what next?? I am seeing that more and more are getting this error, so you, Microsoft have done something, undo it, and undo it fast......

  • same here, i have no language packs installed. :(

  • Same problem and no language packs as well

  • Also have the problem and no language what!!!

  • me 2


  • same here =(

  • wtf? this error is quiet annoying! how to solve it? except deleting languages

  • I got this problem after formatting the partition that win7 was using to back up to. there was a system restore directory and a few other things. But backup won't remake those directories and the backup fails. which is bad coding. you can't make a new directory? I'd make it myself but I don't remember the specifics.

    (I formatted because win8 user preview left a bootloader there. Also never upgrade to win8. Worst OS I ever saw)

  • I am getting same error; any progress with solution please?

  • Still no solutions?

  • Same error, for 4 months now. Should change operating system!

Your comment has been posted.   Close
Thank you, your comment requires moderation so it may take a while to appear.   Close
Leave a Comment