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Disk Management just freezes on me!

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imacken

#1
I need to change my drive letters, but whenever I go to Disk Management in
Computer Management I just get a 'Loading Disk Configuration ...' message
that sits there for ever!
Any ideas?
 

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Colin Barnhorst

#2
If you have external usb drives disconnect them and try again. If that
resolves it, then reattach the external drives and see if the problem
returns.

"imacken" <imacken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I need to change my drive letters, but whenever I go to Disk Management in
> Computer Management I just get a 'Loading Disk Configuration ...' message
> that sits there for ever!
> Any ideas?
 

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imacken

#3
Colin. Thanks for the suggestion but that made no difference. I disconnected
all my external drives only leaving my 3 HDDs and 2 CDs.
Still the same. Occaionally the message hangs on 'Connecting to Virtual Disk
Service'.
Any more thoughts?

"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

> If you have external usb drives disconnect them and try again. If that
> resolves it, then reattach the external drives and see if the problem
> returns.
>
> "imacken" <imacken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C8CF30BB-E505-440F-B8FA-1B427AC06F3B@microsoft.com...
> >I need to change my drive letters, but whenever I go to Disk Management in
> > Computer Management I just get a 'Loading Disk Configuration ...' message
> > that sits there for ever!
> > Any ideas?

>
>
 

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imacken

#4
In fact, the situation is worse than I thought.
It's not just 'Disk Management' that just hangs, I can't do a format or a
chkdsk or anything on any of my drives - including the flash drives.
I've removed everything except my system drive, but even then it's the same.
Any suggestions?

"imacken" wrote:

> Colin. Thanks for the suggestion but that made no difference. I disconnected
> all my external drives only leaving my 3 HDDs and 2 CDs.
> Still the same. Occaionally the message hangs on 'Connecting to Virtual Disk
> Service'.
> Any more thoughts?
>
> "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
>
> > If you have external usb drives disconnect them and try again. If that
> > resolves it, then reattach the external drives and see if the problem
> > returns.
> >
> > "imacken" <imacken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:C8CF30BB-E505-440F-B8FA-1B427AC06F3B@microsoft.com...
> > >I need to change my drive letters, but whenever I go to Disk Management in
> > > Computer Management I just get a 'Loading Disk Configuration ...' message
> > > that sits there for ever!
> > > Any ideas?

> >
> >
 

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MICHAEL

#5
Might be time for a system restore or Windows Repair.


-Michael

"imacken" <imacken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DE478EA7-99A7-4A32-8AE5-A06D402A8EB7@microsoft.com...
> In fact, the situation is worse than I thought.
> It's not just 'Disk Management' that just hangs, I can't do a format or a
> chkdsk or anything on any of my drives - including the flash drives.
> I've removed everything except my system drive, but even then it's the same.
> Any suggestions?
>
> "imacken" wrote:
>
>> Colin. Thanks for the suggestion but that made no difference. I disconnected
>> all my external drives only leaving my 3 HDDs and 2 CDs.
>> Still the same. Occaionally the message hangs on 'Connecting to Virtual Disk
>> Service'.
>> Any more thoughts?
>>
>> "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
>>
>> > If you have external usb drives disconnect them and try again. If that
>> > resolves it, then reattach the external drives and see if the problem
>> > returns.
>> >
>> > "imacken" <imacken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:C8CF30BB-E505-440F-B8FA-1B427AC06F3B@microsoft.com...
>> > >I need to change my drive letters, but whenever I go to Disk Management in
>> > > Computer Management I just get a 'Loading Disk Configuration ...' message
>> > > that sits there for ever!
>> > > Any ideas?
>> >
>> >
 

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Colin Barnhorst

#6
Given the other problems, system restore probably won't work either, except
by booting with the dvd and running it that way.

"MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
news:el2ys2tIHHA.2632@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Might be time for a system restore or Windows Repair.
>
>
> -Michael
>
> "imacken" <imacken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:DE478EA7-99A7-4A32-8AE5-A06D402A8EB7@microsoft.com...
>> In fact, the situation is worse than I thought.
>> It's not just 'Disk Management' that just hangs, I can't do a format or a
>> chkdsk or anything on any of my drives - including the flash drives.
>> I've removed everything except my system drive, but even then it's the
>> same.
>> Any suggestions?
>>
 

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MICHAEL

#7
Good point.

-Michael

"Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst@msn.com> wrote in message
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> Given the other problems, system restore probably won't work either, except by booting with
> the dvd and running it that way.
>
> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
> news:el2ys2tIHHA.2632@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> Might be time for a system restore or Windows Repair.
>>
>>
>> -Michael
>>
>> "imacken" <imacken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:DE478EA7-99A7-4A32-8AE5-A06D402A8EB7@microsoft.com...
>>> In fact, the situation is worse than I thought.
>>> It's not just 'Disk Management' that just hangs, I can't do a format or a
>>> chkdsk or anything on any of my drives - including the flash drives.
>>> I've removed everything except my system drive, but even then it's the same.
>>> Any suggestions?
>>>

>
 

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imacken

#8
OK guys, thanks for your help. Neither a restore from DVD or a repair or
anything worked. I had to do a complete reinstall.
Everything is OK now.

"MICHAEL" wrote:

> Good point.
>
> -Michael
>
> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:eLDV9BuIHHA.4992@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > Given the other problems, system restore probably won't work either, except by booting with
> > the dvd and running it that way.
> >
> > "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
> > news:el2ys2tIHHA.2632@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> >> Might be time for a system restore or Windows Repair.
> >>
> >>
> >> -Michael
> >>
> >> "imacken" <imacken@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:DE478EA7-99A7-4A32-8AE5-A06D402A8EB7@microsoft.com...
> >>> In fact, the situation is worse than I thought.
> >>> It's not just 'Disk Management' that just hangs, I can't do a format or a
> >>> chkdsk or anything on any of my drives - including the flash drives.
> >>> I've removed everything except my system drive, but even then it's the same.
> >>> Any suggestions?
> >>>

> >

>
>
 

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