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Windows 7: Unable to connect to Virtual Disk Service, no path?

22 Jul 2014   #1
robdabob

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Unable to connect to Virtual Disk Service, no path?

So ive checked a lot of threads here, trying to get this god forsaken system to work so i can format my latest ssd. i went into Services.msc and looked up Virtual disk, wasnt on, only said manual.

So i try to start it up right, i get this message: "Windows could not start the Virtual Disk service on Local Computer Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified."

Its a Samsung EVO with 1 TB, i went into the Samsung magician and pressed something so increase maximum performance. I don't know if this had anything to do with it?

It's the first time this happens to me, im so lost.


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22 Jul 2014   #2
robdabob

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Solved, Had to watch for the exact name and string to use in <regedit> the registry.

This page helped me in making the correct steps, creating a IMAGEPATH by yourself.

Start/Stop Virtual Disk service in Windows 7 from Services, Regedit or CMD

Simply put, i had to create a path from the virtual disk service myself because somehow it disappeared? and after i did this in the registry everything worked as usual.
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25 Aug 2015   #3
hheffel7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
More detail?

Is there any possibility robdabob can post exactly what it was he/she typed into the registry to recreate the missing path for the virtual disk service? I apologize for my lack of experience. Many thanks
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25 Aug 2015   #4
hheffel7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Oops - solved my own problem

Many thanks to robdabob for solving this path problem. I took a short course on just how to edit the registry and found it easy enough to implement robdabob's solution which worked for me. After editing the registry as robdabo suggested, I was able to finally get "storage management" and backup to work once again. I think running a registry cleaner removed the path entry.
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28 Nov 2015   #5
bakhtshiren

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just suggested, the another ways is goto start button and search for msconfig and enter.. See the services tab, look for virtual disk, you must enable it. Sorry for the bad english...


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