Solved How do I access Disk Manager?

April 29, 2015 at 16:35:39
Specs: Windows7, 2.10 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 8 mg Ram
When trying to create a Ramdisk, "I think" that's when it happened, I go into DM, Storage, it says; DM (local), Snap in, Virtual Disk Manager. I click on that and I get the message, "Disk Mang would not start VDS on this comp. This can happen.......etc. I removed windows fire wall, didn't help; restored to before Ramdisk, still no go. Help talks about a remote comp., but not the main one. I also went into firewall and enabled all the VDS's. Am stuck!!
Nick

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May 4, 2015 at 18:41:12
Run Tweaking.com - Windows Repair

Disable your antivirus program before running Windows Repair.
How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-virus
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

Start at Step 1 ( very, very important ) & when you get to the final step ( Repairs ) check/tick all the boxes. Reboot when finished.
http://i1-win.softpedia-static.com/...
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...
http://www.tweaking.com/
http://www.tweaking.com/content/pag...

Exclude Step 2 ( Malwarebytes scan )
http://i.imgur.com/va6V4tw.gif
http://i.imgur.com/ryjNIEV.gif
http://i.imgur.com/zV5VeU0.gif

The logs are large, upload them using this, or upload to a site of your choosing. No account needed. Give us the links please.
http://www.zippyshare.com/
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.
http://i.imgur.com/naG6t2T.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Vi9ZdIh.gif
http://i.imgur.com/1IZu5kP.gif

Another way to find the logs.
32-bit
C:\Program Files > Tweaking.com > Windows Repair (All in One) > Tweaking.com_Windows_Repair > Logs
64-bit
C:\Program Files (x86) > Tweaking.com > Windows Repair (All in One) > Tweaking.com_Windows_Repair > Logs
Refer SS ( screenshots )
http://i.imgur.com/6zQBU9H.gif
http://i.imgur.com/e63WNzy.gif



#1
April 29, 2015 at 17:48:17
Disk Management
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/terms...
How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windo...
Using Disk Management in Windows 7 and Vista
http://ancillotti.hubpages.com/hub/...
How to open Windows 7 disk management?
http://windows7themes.net/how-to-op...

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#2
April 29, 2015 at 19:06:36
I think this what you mean:
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/VirtualDi...

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#3
May 2, 2015 at 08:54:30
Maybe I wasn't very clear. I want to get the Disk Mang. Screen back. I don't get the list of drives like I should. When I go to Device Mang., Storage, Disk Mang., and click on that I get that line: NAME: Disk mang.; TYPE: Snap in; DISCRIPTION: VDS When I click on that, I get that message. I want the list of drives back.

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#4
May 2, 2015 at 09:40:43
Not an area I've had much to do with. I assume the Virtual Disk service is set to Manual (default) and not disabled.

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#5
May 2, 2015 at 13:58:03
How to Start/Stop Virtual Disk service
http://computerstepbystep.com/virtu...

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#6
May 2, 2015 at 14:29:07
Interesting. I assumed when set to Manual it would start when required - maybe not though. Delayed start seems a good option because it doesn't impact when everything else is starting.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
May 3, 2015 at 05:30:01
Went to SERVICES, and don't have Virtual Disk listed. Only "V" is vol. shadow?

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#8
May 3, 2015 at 07:18:44
This gets some hits in Google but at a glance they are a bit short on fixes, apart from re-partition and re-install.

Sorry to cop out but as I'm none too familiar with this, see if you can find anything useful by Googling "virtual disk service missing windows 7".

In the meantime someone more familiar with area might respond.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#9
May 3, 2015 at 12:35:53
"Went to SERVICES, and don't have Virtual Disk listed. Only "V" is vol. shadow?"
Use the scroll bar on the link & try the other fixes.

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#10
May 3, 2015 at 14:16:33
John

As I understand it Bignick is saying that Virtual Disk is not even showing in Services (#7). Unless I've missed something the link only seems to show various different ways of setting the service if it exists (Disabled, Enabled, Auto etc).

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#11
May 3, 2015 at 17:24:07
Hi Derek, I was wanting to make sure Bignick had a good look to see if anything gave him a clue.

The first part of my link shows > Path to executable:
C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe
http://i.imgur.com/XH5ONjp.gif

As Bignick went to the next step, I assumed it was there.

If it is not there Bignick, reinstall again.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/dow...


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#12
May 3, 2015 at 18:57:33
John
Aha - I wondered if I'd missed something. Thanks for the amplification.
It certainly seems that the lack of that Virtual Disk service has a lot to do with this issue.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#13
May 4, 2015 at 06:06:54
JohnW,
Went there and it's there?? Then 3dll files, VDSLDRexe and then 2 dll's.

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#14
May 4, 2015 at 06:19:36
Double click on vds.exe Bignick.

What happens?


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#15
May 4, 2015 at 18:35:07
Not a thing. Tried all three exe's, and nothing. Tried right clicking and "open". Nothing!

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#16
May 4, 2015 at 18:41:12
✔ Best Answer
Run Tweaking.com - Windows Repair

Disable your antivirus program before running Windows Repair.
How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-virus
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

Start at Step 1 ( very, very important ) & when you get to the final step ( Repairs ) check/tick all the boxes. Reboot when finished.
http://i1-win.softpedia-static.com/...
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...
http://www.tweaking.com/
http://www.tweaking.com/content/pag...

Exclude Step 2 ( Malwarebytes scan )
http://i.imgur.com/va6V4tw.gif
http://i.imgur.com/ryjNIEV.gif
http://i.imgur.com/zV5VeU0.gif

The logs are large, upload them using this, or upload to a site of your choosing. No account needed. Give us the links please.
http://www.zippyshare.com/
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.
http://i.imgur.com/naG6t2T.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Vi9ZdIh.gif
http://i.imgur.com/1IZu5kP.gif

Another way to find the logs.
32-bit
C:\Program Files > Tweaking.com > Windows Repair (All in One) > Tweaking.com_Windows_Repair > Logs
64-bit
C:\Program Files (x86) > Tweaking.com > Windows Repair (All in One) > Tweaking.com_Windows_Repair > Logs
Refer SS ( screenshots )
http://i.imgur.com/6zQBU9H.gif
http://i.imgur.com/e63WNzy.gif


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#17
May 5, 2015 at 05:27:39
Got it back. Thank you all. Windows Repair did it. Thanks again!
Nick

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#18
May 5, 2015 at 07:16:55
Good to hear - thanks for the feedback.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#19
May 5, 2015 at 13:54:05
Nice work Bignick, very good result.

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