So I have looked everywhere for the solution to this and have tried many things. There is one post on SE related to this and I tried the suggested answer but I am still having problems.
We have a server running Server 2008 R2 Standard x64. I need to increase the space of C: since the free space is running very low. However when I open Server Manager and try to go to the "Disk Management" snap-in it just hangs.
There is a status message on the bottom of the window that says "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service...".
Here are the steps I have taken:
- Ran sfc /scannow
- Set all of the drives to be dirty and rebooted so that they would be scanned
- Executed chkdsk /f /r /b /v on all of the drives.
- Checked for Windows updates (none).
- Verified that the services "Virtual Disk", "RPC Procedures" and "Plug and Play" are all running.
One symptom is that the service "Virtual Disk" does not cleanly shut down. I receive a message about the process being unexpectedly terminated when I try to stop or restart it. Also I cannot find anything relevant in the event logs.
Any ideas or suggestions?