How to Fix Disk Management is not opening in Windows 10

What is ‘Disk Management is not opening’ issue in Windows 10?

Here, we are going to discuss on “How to Fix Disk Management is not opening issue on Windows 10”. You will be guided with easy automatic and manual methods to fix this issue. Let’s starts the discussion.

‘Disk Management’: Disk Management is system utility associated with Microsoft Windows operating system including Windows 7, 8, and Windows 10. This tool enables you to perform advanced storage tasks like to setup a new drive, to extend volume into space that is not already part of volume on same drive, to shrink a partition, to change drive letter or assign a new drive letter and so on.

However, several Windows users reported they faced ‘Disk Management is not opening’ issue on their Windows 10/8/7 computer while they tried to open ‘Disk Management’ tool. This issue indicates Disk Management Tool won’t load on Windows computer for some reasons. Let’s take a look at some issue related to this issue.

Some common problem associated with ‘Disk Management’ Tool:

  • Windows 10 Disk Management not working
  • Disk Management struck/crashes on load configuration
  • Disk Management takes a long time to load
  • Disk Management not initialised, showing anything, open or loading
  • Disk Management couldn’t start VDS (Virtual Disk Service)Service

The possible reason behind ‘Disk Management is not opening’ issue can be corruption in system files or registry, corrupted hard disk image, problem with devices attached to computer, outdated Windows operating system, problem with services associated with Disk Management tool and other reasons. Let’s go for the solution.

How to Fix Disk Management is not opening issue in Windows 10?

Method 1: Fix ‘Disk Management is not responding/opening’ issue with ‘PC Repair Tool’

You can resolve your PC problem with ‘PC Repair Tool’ in order to fix this issue. This tool offers you to find and fix BSOD errors, EXE errors, DLL errors, problems with programs, malware or viruses issues, system files or registry issues and other system issues with just few clicks. You can get this tool through button/link below.

⇓ Get PC Repair Tool

Method 2: Run SFC Scan and DISM Scan

You can fix and repair system file issue, and repair hard disk image with SFC Tool and DISM tool in order to resolve this issue.

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys on keyboard and select ‘Command Prompt as Administrator’

Step 2: Run SFC Scan. Type ‘sfc /scannow’ command and hit ‘Enter’ key to execute

Step 3: Once executed, run DISM scan. Type ‘DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth’ command and hit ‘Enter’ key to execute

Step 4: Wait to complete the process. Once done, reboot your computer and check if the trouble is resolved.

Method 3: Disable ‘Remote Access Connection Manager’ and ‘Remote Access Auto Connection Manager’, and start ‘Virtual Disk’ service

Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘services.msc’ in the opened ‘Run’ dialog box and then hit ‘Ok’ button to open ‘Services’ window

Step 2: Locate ‘Remote Access Connection Manager’ and ‘Remote Access Auto Connection Manager’ services, right-click on each one-by-one and select ‘Properties’, select ‘Disabled’ from ‘Startup Type’ dropdown and then click ‘Apply’ and ‘Ok’ to save the changes

Step 3: Now, locate ‘Virtual Disk’ service, double-click on it to open its ‘Properties’

Step 4: Select ‘Manual’ or ‘Automatic’ from ‘Startup Type’ dropdown and then hit ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ to save the changes

Step 5: Once done, restart your computer and check if the trouble is resolved.

Method 4: Try Diskpart

 If you are unable to use ‘Disk Management’ tool, then you can try to ‘Diskpart’ tool – offer similar feature as Disk Management tool. Diskpart tool can be accessed through ‘Command Prompt’. However, it is not user-friendly as Disk Management tool.

Method 5: Update Windows 10

Updating Windows OS can resolve the issue in computer and improve performances. Let’s try.

Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10 and go to ‘Update & Security > Windows Update’

Step 2: Click on ‘Check for updates’ button. This will automatically download and install the latest available Windows update in computer.

Step 3: Once done, restart your computer to see the changes and check if the trouble is resolved.

Method 6: Create new user account in Windows 10

If the issue is still persist, then you can try to fix the issue by creating new user account and log in with it.

Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ App and go to ‘Family & other users > Add someone else to this PC’

Step 2: Select ‘I don’t have this person’s sign-in information > Add a user without Microsoft Account’

Step 3: Enter desired username and hit ‘Next’. Once user account is created, restart your computer and log in with newly created user account and check if the trouble is resolved.

Other Methods:

Step 1: Check if your hard drive (hardware) is not problematic. To do so, you can open your CPU case and remove hard disk from slot and check if hard disk is not damaged.

Step 2: Unplug unnecessarily attached devices. This issue might be occurred due to other USB devices attached to your computer like USB flash drive, external hard drive or other devices, you can disconnect such devices from your computer in order to resolve the issue.

Step 3: Make sure ‘Cyberlink Virtual Drive’ is running. If you have ‘CyberLink Software’ installed in your computer, then you should make sure the software is running properly.

Conclusion

I am sure this post helped on How to Fix Disk Management is not opening issue in Windows 10 with several step/methods. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.

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