How to fix a Virtual Disk Service Error in DiskPart

Are you getting a virtual disk service error when trying to run DiskPart? This can be a very frustrating issue, but luckily it is easy to fix. In this article, I will walk you through the steps to resolving this problem.  This is a technical article for users of virtual machines But first, a couple of definitions is case you are new to virtual operating systems.

A virtual machine (VM) is a digital version of a physical computer. Virtual machine software can run programs and operating systems, store data, connect to networks, and do other computing functions, and requires maintenance such as updates and system monitoring.  The main purpose of VMs is to operate multiple operating systems at the same time, from the same piece of hardware. 

A virtual hard disk (VHD) is a disk image file format for storing the entire contents of a computer’s hard drive. The disk image, sometimes called a virtual machine (VM), replicates an existing hard drive, including all data and structural elements.  Important to note that the VHD is a backup copy of your disk drive.