The restoration image cannot be written. Error 0x8004230c.

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We used to tell you about creating a custom system image to update your system. Sometimes this is useful and you can create the image in a few moments. But sometimes it will be the task of pain, and various error codes can stop you during image creation.

Today, we show you in this article how you can correct such an error. In this scenario, the image creation increased to 20% and then returned the error code and the following message :

The recovery image cannot be written. Error Code – 0x8004230c

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After some searching, we found that this error occurs when the Volume Shadow Copy service is disabled on your system. In fact, creating a custom image requires two services Windows Software Shadow Copy and Volume Shadow Copy running on your system. The Windows Software Shadow Copy service is enabled on the system in all cases and still works, while the Shadow Copy Volume may be shut down by the system due to the use of third-party software or if your system is damaged. This is how you can correct this error:

Error 0x8004230c when creating the system restore image

1 Press the Windows + R button and enter services.msc in the Run dialog box:

2 Scroll down in the Services window (16) to find the Shadow Copy Volume service that can be disabled on your system because you are experiencing this problem.

3 So double-click the same service to go under the displayed window and set the start type (16) to Automatic or Manual. Then click Start to run this service. Click Apply followed by OK.

You can now reboot the system and try creating a custom restore image.

That’s it!

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