MiniTool solutions to ‘The Handle Is Invalid’ error

Have you ever encountered the error the handle is invalid when you want to back up system with the Windows snap-in tool? This post will show you 5 solutions to solve this problem and also will introduce a piece of professional backup software – MiniTool ShadowMaker to help to keep data safe.

The 'Handle Is Invalid’ Error affects Windows users when they try to log in to their computers. The error message prevents users from connecting to their accounts and actually using their PCs.

There are two main causes for this error: a recent Windows 10 update didn’t install correctly or some system files got corrupted or damaged. 

This post will show you different solutions to solve the issue the handle is invalid Windows 7. 

5 Solutions to ‘The Handle Is Invalid’ Error When Backing Up System

To fix the issue the handle is invalid with the error code 0x80070578, you can try to take advantage of the following 5 methods. And we will show you the detailed operation methods one by one.

Solution 1. Use Another Professional Backup Software

As a matter of fact, when the Windows snap-in backup tool fails to work, you can use a piece of third-party backup software to assist you in creating a backup image.

And here, the professional Windows backup software – MiniTool ShadowMaker is recommended. With its various powerful features, MiniTool ShadowMaker can help to back up disks and partitions, files and folders, Windows operating system.

Besides the backup feature, MiniTool ShadowMaker can also help to synchronize files and folder to different destinations. What’s more, even it can provide recovery solutions with the created backup image when some accidents happen. For example, it plays an essential role when system restore could not access a file.

With so many powerful and user-friendly features, you can get one to keep your data and PC safe. Firstly, you can get MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial from the following button or choose to purchase an advanced edition. We will show you how to create a system image step by step in the following paragraphs.

Solution 2. Start Volume Shadow Copy Service and Windows Backup

In order to solve the issue the handle is invalid, you can try to check whether the Volume Shadow Copy service and Windows backup are started.

Volume Shadow Copy service is a technology of Windows that allows taking manual or automatic backup copies of computer files or volumes. You can click here to get more information about the Volume Shadow Copy service.

And here, we will show you how to start the Volume Shadow Copy service step by step.

Step 1: Press Windows key and R key together to open the Run dialog. Then type services.msc in the box and click OK or hit Enter to continue.

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Step 2: In the popup window, find out the Volume Shadow Copy service and double-click it.

Step 3: Then you can see whether the Volume Shadow Copy service is started. If no, click Startbutton to start it and click OK to continue.

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Step 4: Next, find out the Windows Backup service in the same window and also need to double-click it.

Step 5: If the status of this Windows Backup service is stopped, you need to click the Start button and click OK to go on.

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When you have finished all the above steps, you can restart your computer and perform Windows backup again to check whether the error the handle is invalid Windows 7 is solved.

And if this method is not working, you can go to the next method.

Solution 3. Perform a Clean Boot

Sometimes, the backup error the handle is invalid Windows 7 may be caused by another program, so you can try to back up the system in a clean boot. And here, the detailed operations are as follows.

Step 1: Press Windows key and R key together to open Run dialog, then type msconfig.exe in the box and click OK or hit Enter to continue.

Step 2: Next, go to the General tab and choose the Selective startup option and uncheck the Load startup items to continue.

Step 3: Now, you can go to the Service tab and choose Hide all Microsoft services option which is at the bottom of the window. Then click Disable all and click OK to continue.

Step 4: Then you will receive a warning message which requires you to restart your computer and you just need to click Restart button to continue. After the computer is rebooted, you can perform the Windows backup tool again to check whether the invalid Windows handle error is solved.

Solution 4. Try to Check Disk

If you encounter the backup error 0x80070578 when wanting to create a system image by using the Windows snap-in backup tool, you can try to check whether there is a bad sector of your hard drive. And we will show you how to check disk step by step.

Step 1: Click Start button of Windows 7 and type cmd in the search box, then right-click it to choose Run as administrator to go on.

Step 2: Type the command chkdsk c: /r in the command line window and hit Enter to continue.

Step 3: Then you will receive a message which tells you that the Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? Thus you need to type Y to continue.

Step 4: Next, close the command line window and restart your computer. When the above steps are completed, you can try to check whether the issue the handle is invalid is solved when you are backing up system with the Windows snap-in tool.

Solution 5. Use System File Checker

The System File Checker is a program in Microsoft Windows which is used to scan and restore corruptions in Windows system files. Therefore, in order to solve the issue the handle is invalid, you can try to check whether there is a problem of the system file. And we will show you the detailed operation methods to run System File Checker.

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Step 1: Click Start button of Windows 7 and type cmd in the search box. Then choose Run as administrator from the context menu to continue.

Step 2: Type the command sfc /scannow in the command line window and hit Enter to continue.

Step 3: Then you need to wait patiently since this process will take some time. When you receive the message verification 100% complete, you can exit the command line and restart your computer to check whether the issue invalid Windows handle is solved.

From the above paragraphs, you can know that we have listed 5 methods to solve the backup error 0x80070578. As far as I can see, the first method is more reliable and effective. Thus, you can get MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial to have a try.

And its operation methods are also pretty easy, just needing a few steps. Creating a system image is an effective way to keep system security.

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