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[Solved] Disk Management not working in Windows 10

Disk Management is a built-in tool in Windows PC which is universally known by Computer users. It helps you to handle hard disk partitions without resetting the system and other disturbance. It is the user-friendly tool for Windows 10 the users. It enables you to perform advanced storage tasks by setup a new drive, extend a volume into space that’s not already part of a volume on the same drive and shrink a partition.

Disk Management save all data in the disk drives either it an external hard disk drive or an internal HDD. As it is also a part of the system, it can also have the effect of the errors. Disk Error is the most common error on the Windows 10 Operating System. Along with the data stored in the drives, we also keep the backups but it is the time-consuming process to restore all the data and it is what scares us the most. But the fact is that most of these errors can be resolved, and all those errors along with their solutions will be discussed here. So, let us take a look at these errors and how to troubleshoot them.

Disk Management not working in Windows 10

Disk Management not working in Windows 10
Can’t Open Disk Management in Windows 10

The Disk Management service can be used to solve disk errors by a set of codes; though, if a disk will not boot, no status code will be displayed. If there is no authenticate disk signature, disks will not initialize.

The issues with disk errors message are that you don’t know when a disk breaks down or which disk failed. Disk Management can support you with this. When disks have issues or some errors, status codes get authorize. By knowing what the meaning of codes is, it will help you to determine what the issues are and, more necessary, what steps essential to be taken to solve the issues.

Several Disk Management error messages stated by the users which occurred while managing drives on Computer or Laptop are as follows:

i). Windows 10 Disk Management Could Not Start Virtual Disk Service

This problem can appear if the appropriate services aren’t running. To solve this problem, make sure that the proper working of Disk Management feature and the background service Virtual Disk Service should be enabled on the user Computer.

ii). Disk Management not initialized or missing

Several issues that can appear with Disk Management, and occasionally this problem can disturb older versions of Windows like Windows 8 or Windows 7. Usually, it is a frequent issue that occurs on removable hard drives as well as on the internal hard drives of computers. Even though the user does not use Windows 10, it is recommended that the user should be able to apply most of the solutions to the older versions of Windows.

iii). Disk Management not functioning in Windows 10

Some users have encountered this problem that occasionally Disk Management would not work due to the corrupted file. Thus, it is recommended to run the system file checker (SFC) to run or scan all secure system files and restore inappropriate versions with appropriate Microsoft versions.

iv). Disk Management get stuck while loading

This issue has also been specified by the Windows 10users that Disk Management is hanged while loading configuration of the disk on Windows PC. If the user encounters such type of problem, then the user must make sure to disconnect any additional USB devices from Computer and make sure that if it solves the problem or not.

v. Slow Loading Disk Management

This is a major issue that also has been identified while loading Disk Management in Windows PC that it takes a long time to load. This problem can be resolved by checking the hardware properly and upgrading the Hardware devices.

These are the problems that are submitted by the various users; now let’s take a look at the many solutions to these problems.

1. Disk Management work out from Services Window


(a) First in the Search bar, type message “services.msc”, open Services window.

(b) Go to Remote Access Connection Manager, and then double-click it.

(c) Go to the Startup type the Drop-down menu and choose Disabled. Then click the Apply Button and then OK button display at the bottom of the window.

(d) After that double-click on Remote Access Auto Connection Manager.
(e) Choose Disabled from Startup type Drop-down List. After that click on the Apply and then press OK buttons.
(f) Scroll down the arrow and choose Virtual Disk then double-click on it in order to open the window.

(g) Select Startup type from the Drop-down list and then choose either Manual or Automatic. After that press Apply and then OK Button.

(h) At the end restart the Windows and open the tool of Disk Management service to check the issue is resolved or not.

2. Make sure your hardware is updated and correctly installed


Occasionally Disk Management will not start if there is an issue with System hardware. In order to make sure if all is in the right way, you have to check your hard drive is correctly connected to your Computer. In adding to this problem, many users complained that the problem can happen due to the card reader.

The user must have to check and make sure that the pins which are present on the card reader should not be bend, you might have faced this type of problem in Disk Management. To resolve this issue with PC card reader, it is recommended that to check System to the nearest repair center.

3. Disconnect additional devices


Some of the users reported that problem in Disk Management can happen due to the additional connection of extra USB devices to the PC. In order to solve this problem check if there is an external hard drive or USB flash drive connected with Computer or not, if connected then disconnect all the drives before you try to restart Disk Management.

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