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Virtual Disk - Windows 8 Service

Provides management services for disks, volumes, file systems, and storage arrays.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Virtual Disk
Service name:vds
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\System32\vds.exe
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Virtual Disk service runs as LocalSystem in its own process of vds.exe. It does not share its process with other services. If Virtual Disk fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the vds service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Virtual Disk won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Virtual Disk

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreVirtualDiskWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

Note. Make sure that the vds.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.