SOLVED Unable to Connect to Virtual Disk Service.


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Attempting to fix a problem deleting a downloaded program I successfully created another.

I deleted the files in the "Disk Management" program which I previously could access by right selecting the Windows Start Icon Key on the task-bar and selecting ""Disc Management"

The error message is now "Unable to connect to virtual disk service" if selecting the Disc Management option.

This problem is only when using a windows user account on my Windows Desktop, if I am logged in as admin I able to open the Disk Management program.

My computer is a Dell Optiplex 760 desktop running Windows 10 version 1803.

Is there a way I can restore the software in Disk Management? Any suggestions please?
 
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The only time I see "Unable to connect to virtual disk service" is on my main computer that has 2 USB HDDs connected and 2 NAS drives on my Router, rebooting has always brought it back.

Probably would need a System Reset to assure all files are there.
 
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Yes this computer is overdue for a total reset.

Only problem when I was first given this computer for some work done, I did try a total system reset, but after 6 hours the system reset hung at 40% and wouldn't complete.

My next option I am thinking is downloading the Windows Media download and then a total fresh reinstall.

This computer's first OS was Vista and then upgraded to Windows 10.

With the Produkey program I found the Windows Product Key Numbers in the old Dell Optiplex 760 so I should be good too go.

Thanks for your help
 
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Since it already is running Win10 you shouldn't need a Product Key, should already have an Activation with a Digital License. Right-click the Start button, click System and then click "Change product key or upgrade your edition of Windows", next page will show that. And using the MCT to download the .iso file or to create a bootable USB drive will work. I run either way depending upon the need, sometimes an Upgrade will run from the setup on either media from within Windows as an Upgrade [Version 1903 is current] with some choices, not having to acturally boot to the media.
 
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An update to my computer problem.

I done a clean install of Windows 10 version 1903. Both partitions from the previous install I deleted in the reinstall of Windows 10 so the new install was to the 2 new partitions.

That was a achievement for me as I was never quite sure about deleting partitions but with careful steps and a understanding what I was doing it was not a problem.

The fresh install has fixed all of the strange little problems I was having with the computer and it is amazing, the old Dell Optiplex 760 is just about running like a new computer.

I am really impressed and the look of the Windows 10 with the version 1903....a total new clean fresh look.

Interesting, the new look Windows 10 1903 release is a strong encouragement for all the Windows 7 users needing to upgrade before Jan 2020.

Thanks again for the help much appreciated.
 
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The fresh install has fixed all of the strange little problems I was having with the computer and it is amazing, the old Dell Optiplex 760 is just about running like a new computer.
A note: don't give up on older equipment, I've been running the Insider Preview from back when it was called Technical Preview on an Optiplex 755, has been working good. Only issue was the built-in video adapter from Intel, called Express and had no drivers, so I added in an AMD Radeon 2400 HD from Sapphire, no issues.
 
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