Windows 10: Disk Management and Virtual Disk Service failure

Discus and support Disk Management and Virtual Disk Service failure in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I am running Windows 10 Home version 1903. I installed a new disk and tried to run Disk Management. It fails with the error "Unable to Connect to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by GrahamHines, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Disk Management and Virtual Disk Service failure


    I am running Windows 10 Home version 1903. I installed a new disk and tried to run Disk Management. It fails with the error "Unable to Connect to Virtual Disk Service" and a "The remote procedure call failed" error. I have looked through dozens of other instances of this error in online forums and have tried all the suggestions I can find (e.g. SFC, DISM, checking services settings etc.) and nothing solves the problem.


    It looks to me from the system event log like the VDS is starting but terminating straight away "unexpectedly".


    I can't remember the last time it worked successfully because it's obviously not something I use very often.

    :)
     
    GrahamHines, Sep 5, 2019
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  2. Irongamer Win User

    Windows 10 - Disk Management stalls with message "Connecting to virtual disk service"

    Disk Management never loads and stalls at "Connecting to virtual disk service."

    This may be an issue if you are running SSD and have a SSD manager that suggests turning off a number of services to improve SSD longevity. Or if you have disabled services using a tweak site like Home | Black Viper | www.blackviper.com. Not sure which was the case
    for my computer but I'm pretty sure it was one of those two. =)

    I've seen two solutions outside of the Microsoft Answers so I'm going to post both of them in a single post. One worked for me but others have had the other issue of the two.

    Possible Solution 1

    Virtual Disk is disabled. To enable:

    • Type services.msc in search or run box and press enter
    • Scroll down to Virtual Disk Service. Is it disabled?
    • Right click > Properties > Startup type > Manual or Automatic
    • You can also press the start button to start the service.
    • Check Disk Management to see if your drives show up.
    Possible Solution 2 (this worked for me)

    Volume Shadow Copy is disabled. To enable:

    • Type services.msc in search or run box and press enter
    • Scroll down to Volume Shadow Copy Service. Is it disabled?
    • Right click > Properties > Startup type > Manual or Automatic
    • You can also press the start button to start the service. (I set it to manual and then pressed the start button)
    • Check Disk Management to see if your drives show up. (Disk Management showed the drives instantly)

    Hope this helps someone.
     
    Irongamer, Sep 5, 2019
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  3. Virtual disk service wont start

    Hi,

    Thank you for showing interest on Windows 10.

    I appreciate you for providing details about the issue and we are happy to assist you.

    I suggest you to start the Virtual Disk Service and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Press Windows key + R from the Keyboard.
    • Type services.msc and hit Enter.
    • In the Services Window, look for Virtual Disk service and
      Stop
      it.
    • Restart the computer and Start the Virtual Disk
      service and set it to Automatic.
    • Restart the computer and it check if it works.
    Reference: Refer to the following Microsoft article on
    Windows 10 help & how-to
    .

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/support

    Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with Windows. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Harshavardhan Rathod, Sep 5, 2019
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  4. Disk Management and Virtual Disk Service failure

    Virtual Disk service is unavailable (0x8078009C).

    Attempted a System Image backup on newly migrated
    Windows 10 laptop. I received the following error: Virtual Disk service is unavailable (0x8078009C). I can start the service, however, I receive the same error message. Also, when I select Disk Management under the Computer Management
    window I receive the following: Unable to connect to Virtual Disk Service. Suggestions kindly appreciated... thank you.
     
    RickEvergreen, Sep 5, 2019
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