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Veritas Backup Exec Snapshot technology error (0xE000FED1): A failure occurred querying the Writer status.

Having experienced a number of intermittent failures related to 0xE000FED1 we looked into increasing the retires and timeouts and found that the following values resolved the issue.

Browse to or create the following registry structure HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Backup Exec For Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Besc

Under Besc create the following DWORD values:

Create a 32bit DWORD with name “UseSnapshotEngineRetry” and value (decimal) 1

Create a 32bit DWORD with name “SnapshotEngineRetries” and value (decimal) 5

Create a 32bit DWORD with name “SnapshotEngineWaitTime” and value (decimal) 360000 (that is 6 minutes in milliseconds)

You can find further information on the registry settings in this Veritas article:

https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/article.100015593.html

Star Wars X-Wing Alliance PC Game

Here is a collection of useful information when trying to get Star Wars X-Wing Alliance running on your PC

In newer versions of Windows you will need to install or turn on DirectPlay

This can be achieved using the following steps

Step 1

Go to “Control Panel” then “Programs and Features and then click on “Turn Windows features on or off”


Step 2

Expand “Legacy Components” then tick “DirectPlay” then click “Ok”