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Old 06-28-07, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Getting error message when trying to format under Disk Management in Windows Vista!

Every time I try to format a hard drive in Windows Vista x64 under Disk Management I get an error message which says the following.......

Cannot start Virtual Disk Service (VDS) on Digital_PC.
VDS supports Windows 2003, IA64 XP or later.
Use Terminal Service for non-VDS machine.

How do I fix this problem? I don't even see my hard drives listed anywhere. I hope it doesn't have anything to do with tweaking page file.
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Old 06-29-07, 05:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Getting error message when trying to format under Disk Management in Windows Vista!

So I'll take that as no one knows. Geeee that sucks! If anyone does figure this odd problem out, please send me a PM thanks!
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Old 06-30-07, 01:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: Getting error message when trying to format under Disk Management in Windows Vista!

Maybe one of you knows how I can change the letter on the drive. That's all I want to do.
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Are you sure you're running as administrator? Right now, that's about the only thing I can think of- you don't have proper permission to change drive letters. Also, it isn't your primary hard drive you're trying to change the letter of- is it? If so, I don't believe you'll be able to do that.
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Are you sure you're running as administrator? Right now, that's about the only thing I can think of- you don't have proper permission to change drive letters. Also, it isn't your primary hard drive you're trying to change the letter of- is it? If so, I don't believe you'll be able to do that.
Yes, I'm the admin on the one PC.
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Yes, I'm the admin on the one PC.
I'll be honest buddy, I really don't know what to tell you. Currently, my Vista rig is down (the one in my sig) so I can't tiker around in Vista to see if I could figure it out for you. Sorry.

Just keep searching, I'm sure it is something simple.
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