Solved VSS Error 8194 in Applications Log - Should I Be Concerned?


FJRMarty

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KevTech’s Defrag/Trim post caused me to peek behind the curtain. I’m running Windows Home on a 3 week old Dell Inspiron. I have no 'Defrag' events as far as I can determine, but I have 'VSS' errors, which I think may be related.
The Error Event 8194, repeats exactly about 3 minutes later:
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Then 3 minutes after the 2nd Error there is a 'VSS' Information Event 8224 "The VSS service is shutting down due to idle timeout."

This 'VSS' 3-event combo repeats 2 and mostly 3 times per day, with different "Writer Instance ID's" but otherwise the rest of the error messages have the same wording - Error 8194, 3 minutes later Error 8194 repeats, then 3 minutes later Event 8224 "The VSS service is shutting down due to idle timeout." 7-8AM, 12-2PM, 7-9PM.

Concerning?
 
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FJRMarty

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Thank you!
I just got the Event 8224 "The VSS service is shutting down due to idle timeout" without the Error 8194, so it looks like that worked!

In Services 'Volume Shadow Copy' (VSS) is set to "Manual."

Sometimes Windows leaves me scratching my head....
 

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    Windows 11
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    Laptop
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    Dell Inspiron 5410
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-11320H @ up to 4.5GHz
    Motherboard
    Present
    Memory
    16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 24mh (ext), 14.0-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe BC711_NVMe SK hynix
    Backups - 500GB SimpleDrive (ext), WD 750GB (ext)
    Case
    Slim
    Cooling
    Kootek Cooling Pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech K360 (ext)
    Mouse
    Logitech 510
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    Firefox
    Antivirus
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