Virtual Disk Service Error: The Object is Not Found [Fix]

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  • This error could be caused if the disk or volume is offline or corrupted.
  • To fix this, restart the virtual disk service and run the rescan command.
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If you have encountered the virtual disk service error: the object is not found error while trying to create a primary partition on your disk, then the chances are your disk is not online or is corrupted. 

In this guide, we will cover some of the expert-tested methods to fix the issue right after discussing the causes of the same. 

What causes the virtual disk service error: the object is not found? 

There could be various reasons why you got this virtual disk service error; some of the common ones are: 

  • Volume or Disk is offline – If you are trying to manage a disk or volume which is offline, then the Virtual Disk Service (VDS) will not be able to locate it, hence the error. 
  • Disk or volume is corrupted – VDS might be unable to access the disk if it is corrupted, resulting in this disk error.
  • Issues with VDS service – If VDS is not running or working correctly, it might not be able to access the disk, hence the error. 
  • Virus infection – Malware infection can stop you from partitioning your device. If your computer has a virus infection, you will likely get this VDS error when partitioning. 
  • Missing system files – If the system files are either corrupted or missing, you might get this virtual disk error. You need to repair system files to fix this error.

How can I fix the virtual disk service error: the object is not found? 

1. Restart the VDS service

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box. Services Run Command
  2. Type services.msc and press Enter to open Services
  3. Go to Virtual Disk,  right-click, and select RestartVirtual disk service restart

2. Check if the disk is online

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box. 
  2. Type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter to open Disk ManagementDISKMGMT RUN COMMAND
  3. Locate the disk in question and right-click it to select OfflineOffline -virtual disk service error: the object is not found
  4. Wait for a few seconds, and now turn it back to Online.  
  5. If the disk still gives you the error, right-click the disk and select the Initialize Disk option.Iniitalize DIsk

3. Run the CHKDSK command 

  1. Press Windows + X to open the context menu, and select Disk Management.Disk Management
  2. Go to the disk or volume, right-click it, and select PropertiesProperties -virtual disk service error: the object is not found
  3. On the Properties window, go to the Tools tab.
  4. Under Error checking, select Check.Check
  5. Click Scan drive on the next window.Error checking
  6. Now the onscreen instructions to complete the process. 

4. Use the Command Prompt 

  1. Press the Windows key, type CMD, and click Run as administrator. 
  2. Type the following command and press Enter: Diskpart
  3. Copy and paste the following command to scan newly added disks and press Enter: rescan
  4. Type the following command and press Enter: list disk
  5. To select a disk, type the following command and replace X with the disk number, and press Enter: Select disk XDiskpart virtual disk service error: the object is not found
  6. Copy and paste the following commands one by one and press Enter: clean create partition primary format fs=ntfs quick
  7. Once the format is complete, type the following command to assign the drive letter and replace X with the letter you want to assign : assign letter = X

5. Use a third-party tool

If nothing has worked for you, then using third-party partition software to fix this virtual disk service error is advised.

One of the most reliable and free partition software, AOMEI Partition Assistant, can help. To create a partition from either the current partition or unallocated disk space, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install AOMEI Partition Assistant.
  2. Right-click on the disk you want to manage and select Clone Partition
  3. Select partition parameters such as partition size, partition type, and file system type.
    AOMEI Partition - Allocate Free Space- D to C
  4. Click the OK button and format the newly created partition. 

So, these are steps that you can follow to fix the virtual disk service error: the object is not found. Try them and let us know what worked in the comments section below. 

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