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MS Software Shadow Copy Provider - Windows XP Service

Manages software-based volume shadow copies taken by the Volume Shadow Copy service. If this service is stopped, software-based volume shadow copies cannot be managed. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:MS Software Shadow Copy Provider
Service name:SwPrv
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\system32\dllhost.exe /Processid:{FCEC3807-3D00-40A6-8806-45586E29455C}
Error control:ignore
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The MS Software Shadow Copy Provider service runs as LocalSystem in its own process. It does not share an executable file with other services. If the MS Software Shadow Copy Provider fails to load or initialize, Windows XP start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Dependencies

MS Software Shadow Copy Provider will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for MS Software Shadow Copy Provider

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreMSSoftwareShadowCopyProviderWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the dllhost.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.