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Jon
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:32 pm    Post subject: disk managment error - Unable to Connect to Virtual Disk Service
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I have a Vista Home Pre. Pc that had a sata data drive go bad so i removed it
and ordered a new hard drive. While I am waiting for the disk I need to press
F1 to by pass the disk during boot up. After Vista starts I see all my other
disk thruough windows explorer but if I check them through computer
mangment/disk managment I get Unable to Connect to Virtual Disk Service.

I do not know if Vista is damaged or I need to start a service or even the
bois F1 is effecting it but I thought I better ask. Is there something I need
to do to get disk managment working? Also can I run some type of diagnostic
that will tell me what else is wrong?

Thanks Jon
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Niraj K. Yadav
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Since: Aug 09, 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:32 pm    Post subject: RE: disk managment error - Unable to Connect to Virtual Disk Service [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Jon,

It sounds like your Virtual Disk Service has been disabled. To see if this
is the case, go to Start --> Run --> type in "services.msc" (sans quotation
marks) and hit Enter. You should be prompted for an elevation request,
unless you have UAC disabled. No, scroll down to the bottom of the list and
double click on the Virtual Disk Service. If it is disabled, then set it to
manual (rather than automatic, so you can only have this service running when
you need it to run).

A few online sites that deal with services, such as BlackViper, have this
listed as Manual as the 'safe' choice, but their own configuration has it
disabled - obviously not the best choice.

If your service is enabled, then there is a larger problem here that needs
to be dealt with. Also, if you are unable to get to your services at all,
then it might be indicative of a larger problem as well - such as running as
a limited user account with no ability to elevate.

HTH

NKY

"Jon" wrote:

> I have a Vista Home Pre. Pc that had a sata data drive go bad so i removed it
> and ordered a new hard drive. While I am waiting for the disk I need to press
> F1 to by pass the disk during boot up. After Vista starts I see all my other
> disk thruough windows explorer but if I check them through computer
> mangment/disk managment I get Unable to Connect to Virtual Disk Service.
>
> I do not know if Vista is damaged or I need to start a service or even the
> bois F1 is effecting it but I thought I better ask. Is there something I need
> to do to get disk managment working? Also can I run some type of diagnostic
> that will tell me what else is wrong?
>
> Thanks Jon
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Dc_matrix



Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hi, I hv a similiar problem like Jon's. I have a Maxtor external hard drive that had been working perfectly fine until today, where it stopped working.
Connecting the drive to my pc slows/crashes my Vista when going into the "My Computer" Window. Checking Device Manager made my drive show up, but checking under disk management lands me a "connecting to virtual disk service" message.

Disconnecting my drive resolves the problem immediately.
Is there anything I can do to solve this problem? Might it be a virus that's causing the problem? If so, will my data within be destroyed? Plz help..
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julio41



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

this happened to me too matrix.one question was this hard drive connected to another pc? if so connect it back to that pc and back up your data.then go to disk management right click on yhe drive and click delete volume or partition.it will be then be marked as unallocated.connect it tothe new pc and format it.hope this helps.
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Dc_matrix



Joined: Nov 28, 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:05 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

thx for the help julio41, it worked when i connected to my mate's laptop, and after doing a "fix disk error" thingy for the hard drive it worked again! everything's still intact so i'm pretty relieved...

*runs off to create a backup*
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