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    Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    I am not able to start Disk Management in Windows Vista. Whenever I try to open Disk Management I receive a message “Unable to connect to Virtual Disk Service". How to resolve this problem?



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    ajay569 Array
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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    ""DEAR""

    A) Try this:

    i. Click start->Type Services.msc in the search bar and hit Enter

    ii. Find Virtual Disk Service and make its startup type as manual. Click on recovery tab and make
    Second failure > take no action
    Subsequent failure > take no action
    B) System File Checker tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions. Run the System File checker tool To run the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:

    i) Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
    ii) Right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue

    iii) At the command prompt, the following line, and then press ENTER:sfc /scannow

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    Friend,
    In the serch box type "services.msc" and hit enter.
    now find virtual disk, right click on it and start it.

    OR

    Copy Clsid from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\v ds\SoftwareProviders\{A86AE501-EF73-4C8D-827E-98BA5046B05F} to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\v ds\SoftwareProviders\{A86AE501-EF73-4C8D-827E-98BA5046B05F}

    Start diskmgmt.msc.


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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    Dear

    First Method (easy)
    • Click the Start Orb and type computer management.
    • When it shows up at the top of the Start menu, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
    • Click Continue at the UAC prompt
    • If this method is unsuccessful, continue to the second method.
    Second Method (more complex)
    • Click on the Start Orb and type cmd
    • When it shows up at the top of the Start menu, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
    • Click Continue at the UAC prompt
    • In the command prompt window type or copy/paste the following exactly as written:
      MMC compmgmt.msc
    The only other option I know of (so far, until I consult with my friend) would be to run an administrative command prompt (as instructed above) and type or copy/paste the following exactly as written:
    secedit /configure /cfg %windir%infdefltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verboseOnce the command completes, reboot the PC and see if you now have access. This may not work however, because as I recall, the home versions of Vista don't support the secedit command

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    Dear Sir/Mam
    -: go to start menu
    -: then Right Click on "Run As Administrator"
    -: Locate Remote Procedure Call" RPC Make sure it si set on Automatic AND Started.
    If not right click on it change it to automic than reboot.
    This also goes for the virtuaal disk servics except it should be on manual.
    Thanx


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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    Hi friend,

    There are two different ways for opening the disk management in windows vista, they are:-

    first method:-

    1. click on start button and then choose control panel.

    2. click on the system and maintenance link.

    3. In the system and maintenance window, click on the Administrative Tools.

    4. In the administrative tools window, double-click on the Computer Management icon.

    5. When computer management opens, click on Disk management on the left.


    Disk management will appear on the right side of the computer management window after just a few seconds of loadin
    g.

    Second method:-

    1. click on the start button and then choose the Run command.

    2. Then the command prompt window will open.

    3. Then type on the the following text in the dialog box diskmgnt.msc

    4. Disk management will open immediately.


    Hope i have helped you in getting relevant information.

    All the best.

    Thanking you...

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    Hello friend,

    STEPS TO OPEN DISJK MANAGEMENT IN WINDOW VISTA ARE AS FOLLOWS :-

    --*-- GOTO control panel

    - Then explore and click 'administrative tools"

    -Then click on "computer management"

    -Then explore "storage" label on left panel in "computer management'

    -Then click on "Disk management"
    NOTE: IF DISK MANAGEMENT IS NOT OPENED ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THE STEPS PROPERLY THEN THERE COULD BE VIRUSES IN YOUR PC
    FOR FURTHER HELP WRITE ON heemanshubhalla.blogspot.in
    or email:- idiot1226@gmail.com

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    Hi,
    The problem should be removed immidietly and this is how,

    Clean the system from any virus presence.

    run defrag to unfragment fragmented files.

    Type at the Command prompt: sfc/scannow and press Enter to scan all system files for their integrity.

    if failed in all the steps, install windows again with custom setup for complete installation.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    Hello friend......

    Just try this it may help you to start Disk management in Windows vista.

    1.Click start > type services.msc in the search bar and hit enter.
    2.Find virtual disk service and make it startup type as manual.
    3.click on recover tab and make
    Second failure > take no action
    Subsequent failure > take no action.


    Run system file checker tool it will scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by by using correct versions. to run it

    1.type 'cmd' in the start search box.
    2.run it as administrator.
    3.At the command prompt, the following line, and press ENTER:sfc/scannow

    All the best...........

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    hi my dear friend................try this alternative


    first click on the start menu and open the control panel

    after that click on the system and security option

    then click on the administrative tools option

    then after double click on the computer management option

    after that expand the storage option ....which is located at the top of left pane of the same window

    then in that expansion click on the disk management option

    ................ALL THE BEST

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    Hello friend . When your are Unable to start the Disk management in windows Vista Go to start menu and go to Control panel . and click on the Administrative tools , Click on computer management and followed by Disk management Defragment the Drives and clean the registry fix . make sure that all the drives are defragged . After the Defragmentation reboot the PC once .. Thank you..

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista


    i. Click start->Type Services.msc in the search bar and hit Enter

    ii. Find Virtual Disk Service and make its startup type as manual. Click on recovery tab and make
    Second failure > take no action
    Subsequent failure > take no action

    B) System File Checker tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions. Run the System File checker tool To run the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:

    i) Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.

    ii) Right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue

    iii) At the command prompt, the following line, and then press ENTER:sfc /scannow

    Check the article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista


    i. Click start->Type Services.msc in the search bar and hit Enter

    ii. Find Virtual Disk Service and make its startup type as manual. Click on recovery tab and make
    Second failure > take no action
    Subsequent failure > take no action

    B) System File Checker tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions. Run the System File checker tool To run the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:

    i) Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.

    ii) Right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue

    iii) At the command prompt, the following line, and then press ENTER:sfc /scannow

    Check the article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936212

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    Hi friend,

    The following is the procedure for solving the problem of cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista.

    At first you have to go to start menu.

    Then tap on to the control panel option.

    Now press the system and security option.

    There the administrative tools option is to be selected.

    After that you can tap the computer management option two times.

    Then in the same window on the to of the left pane,the storage option is to be expanded.

    Now press the disk management option which is present in the expansion.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    Dear Friend,

    First Method (easy)
    Click the Start Orb and type computer management.
    When it shows up at the top of the Start menu, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
    Click Continue at the UAC prompt
    If this method is unsuccessful, continue to the second method.
    Second Method (more complex)
    Click on the Start Orb and type cmd
    When it shows up at the top of the Start menu, right-click on it and select Run as administrator
    Click Continue at the UAC prompt
    In the command prompt window type or copy/paste the following exactly as written:
    MMC compmgmt.msc
    The only other option I know of (so far, until I consult with my friend) would be to run an administrative command prompt (as instructed above) and type or copy/paste the following exactly as written:
    secedit /configure /cfg %windir%infdefltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verboseOnce the command completes, reboot the PC and see if you now have access. This may not work however, because as I recall, the home versions of Vista don't support the secedit command

    Thank You!!!

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    Hello friend .

    When your are Unable to start the Disk management in windows Vista=========================

    1st===Go to start menu .
    2nd===go to Control panel .

    3rd===tap on the Administrative tools .
    4th===tap on computer management.

    5th===tap on Disk management Defragment the Drives and clean the registry fix .
    6th===then the drives are defragged .

    7th===now Defragment reboot the PC.
    8th===it is done now.

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    Re: Cannot start Disk Management in Windows Vista

    In the serch box type "services.msc" and hit enter.
    now find virtual disk, right click on it and start it.

    OR

    Copy Clsid from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\v ds\SoftwareProviders\{A86AE501-EF73-4C8D-827E-98BA5046B05F} to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\v ds\SoftwareProviders\{A86AE501-EF73-4C8D-827E-98BA5046B05F}

    Start diskmgmt.msc.

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