Windows 10: Speed Up VHD Mount - Taskbar Icons Gone

Discus and support Speed Up VHD Mount - Taskbar Icons Gone in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; I have an Asus Transformer T100TAF with a 32 GB EMMC hard drive. Not much to work with so I installed a 128GB SanDisk U1 drive that is mounted as a VHD... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by MotoTom, May 2, 2019.

  1. MotoTom Win User

    Speed Up VHD Mount - Taskbar Icons Gone


    I have an Asus Transformer T100TAF with a 32 GB EMMC hard drive. Not much to work with so I installed a 128GB SanDisk U1 drive that is mounted as a VHD D:\using a Task manager task.

    I then changed the Storage settings so all new files go to the D:\ drive and all new app have been installed to the D:\ drive. I also changed the location of all of the primary Windows folders (Douments, Downloads, etc) to D:\Users\[my name]\...

    I works really well EXCEPT, when starting I get a message that the D:\ drive is not available. In a minute or so it's available but I then have to open Task Manager and retart Windows Explorer to regain my taskbar icons.

    How can I avoid this by accerating the mounting of the VHD or, if that's not possible, how can I structure a Windows Explorer Restart task that would start 2 minutes after booting. I'm also willing to move some functions back to the C:\ drive if it will fix this.

    Thanks for reading and for any help offered.

    :)
     
    MotoTom, May 2, 2019
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  2. MarkS.1 Win User

    Bitlocker VHD not mounting

    When I try to mount my bitlocker-encrypted VHD file, I get the following error message:

    Couldn't Mount File, Make sure the file is in NTFS volume and isn't a compressed folder or volume

    When I previously and successfully mounted the vhd, I was prompted for the BitLocker password. But now there is no password prompt and I get the latter error.

    How do I get this vhd to mount?
     
    MarkS.1, May 2, 2019
    #2
  3. Yaqub K Win User
    System Icons on taskbar

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    Are you referring to the clock system icon on the taskbar?

    If so, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:


    • Click on the search bar on the taskbar.

    • Type system icons.

    • Under Turn System Icons ON or OFF, turn On the Clock and check with the issue.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Yaqub K, May 2, 2019
    #3
  4. Speed Up VHD Mount - Taskbar Icons Gone

    Bitlocker VHD not mounting

    Hi MarkS.1,

    Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community Forums.

    Appreciate your efforts to work on this issue.

    As you are trying to the mount the Bitlocker-encrypted VHD file, suggest you to post this question in the

    IT Pro TechNet Forum
    where we have dedicated higher level support professionals who are well-equipped with the knowledge to handle this query for you.

    Hope this helps and let us know how it goes.

    Regards,

    Srimadhwa B

    Microsoft Community-Moderator
     
    Srimadhwa_B, May 2, 2019
    #4
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