Can't start Disk Management - Unable to connect to Virtual Disk Service

I use Disk Management.  I get the error "Unable to connect to Virtual Disk Service".  The following error is logged:

VDS fails to retrieve class id for provider {A86AE501-EF73-4C8D-827E-98BA5046B05F}. Error code: 2@02000009

<Event xmlns="">

- <System>
  <Provider Name="Virtual Disk Service" />
  <EventID Qualifiers="49664">14</EventID>
  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-12-01T19:45:09.000Z" />
  <Security />
- <EventData>

The VD service is set to start manually.  I can start it but it stops when I use mcc and click on Disk Management.

Vista 32-bit SP2


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Last updated September 20, 2019 Views 60,485 Applies to:

Hi Robert111222333,

Welcome to Microsoft Answers.

Check if the following steps help:
A) Try this:

i. Click start->Type Services.msc  in the search bar and hit Enter

ii. Find Virtual Disk Service and make its startup type as manual. Click on recovery tab and make
Second failure > take no action
Subsequent failure > take no action

B) System File Checker tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions.  Run the System File checker tool To run the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:
i) Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.

ii) Right-click cmd in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue

iii)  At the command prompt, the following line, and then press ENTER:sfc /scannow

Check the article   “How to repair the operating system and how to restore the operating system configuration to an earlier point in time in Windows Vista”

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