what is the windows virtual disk service? never heard of it before...
friend of mine on windows 8 saw it in his event log and he wants to know what it is, so..it falls to me to ask as he's not got regular internet access... that and I end up doing all his maintenance work for him somehow... *shrugs*
Unable to start Disk Management. I tried the following without success:
- Check file integrity - Repair with DISM - Start the Virtual Disk Service and Volume SHadoy Copy manually and set them to Automatic and Manual (it starts, but Disk Management cannot connect to it) - Disable Firewall and Antivirus - Verified that my system is malware free - Tried opening it in Safe Mode
I am using Dell Optiplex 3010 in my office.There are around 40 systems and all have same issue. Config is as follow
Windows 8 Genuine 64 bit 2GB DDR 3 Dell Optiplex 3010
Now the problem is there is one service Service Host: Local Network Restricted it consumes 100% disk usage and computer starts acting. I have to manually kill this process from task manager around 4-5 times to end it.
So I've been having this problem for days now, two tasks named Service Host: Local Service(Network Restricted) and Service Host: Local Service(No Network) keep using up ALL of my cpu, theyre usually accompanied by any app I have open, so my task manager is basically like this for example:
Service Host: Local Service(Network Restricted) 40% cpu usage Skype 29% cpu usage Service Host: Local Service(No Network) 26% cpu usage
If I close skype, the usage goes down to 2 percent for a brief second and then any other app I have open launches up instead of skype and uses up all of my cpu.
I've tried several virus scans and I've done my best to clean up the system but I still have this problem
I currently have a Macbook Pro with Retina Display and want to install Windows 8.1 in virtual box. I went to the MS website and was a little confused about the options. They told me to purchase the Windows 8 Pro and after the purchase, I would be able to download the file for virtual box. I did all this. The downloadable file turned out to be an .exe file that I can't run on my Mac and I need the full iso for virtual box.
There are so many people that somehow manage to install Windows on their Macs using Parallels, Boot Camp, Virtualbox, etc. - its not like I'm the first one. It doesn't seem like I can get an ISO any other way except as a torrent.
So, have a client who runs Windows 8. Can't print to any of the printers in their office. They have shared / wireless and a couple of USB connected ones. Each one installed /configured indivdually and the test print will queue up but nothing will happen, it just sits there and does nothing
The ONLY thing i could managed to get to print was through bullzip (pdf creator )
check printer spooler checked permissions on spooler/printers folder re-installed printers different ways they all seem to install just fine, but won't print
Computer has been rebooted several times to no avail. I tried different drivers for each.... ??
All of a sudden I have 4 Removable Drives on my windows 8 machine. I've tried removing these, but they return as soon as I restart.
I went into computer/disk management, right clicked each and uninstalled the driver, but no way. So I went to Device Manager and first disabled and then uninstalled each one of them, but still they exist immediately on restarting the system. They react to "eject" on right-click by stating
The disk drives as seen in Device Manager are:
Generic - Compact Flash USB Device Generic - MS/MS-Pro USB Device Generic - SD/MMC USB Device Generic - SM/xD-Picture USB Device
I have to run a few programs only available on linux.
As seen on almost all the sources I visited, I installed VirtualBox and downloaded the last Ubuntu "iso" file. after having installed the new OS on virtualbox, I tried launching it and got the very often found "VT-x is disabled in the BIOS" error.
The solution also given in all the sources I visited is "enable Hyper-V" in the "windows features turn on or off" menu. Problem is : I can't find this option (I even looked in the least probable sub directories, just in case)
I found out this feature was only available for "Pro" versions of windows 8/8.1.
My question is : Is it feasible for me to run a virtual machine, or even run a machine on dual boot on my default-installed-windows 8 machine? I don't have the money to buy the pro package (which, for some reason, is MUCH more expensive than the "previous windows to 8.1 pro" update).
My hardware is more than sufficient: 64bits i7-4700HQ processor, 8Gb RAM DDR3l
I'm using an AlienWare M14 machine. I tried to create a virtual machine locally using Client Hyper-V on Windows 8 Pro, but it still doesn't work (took me a lot of time). I added the Hyper-V features in "Turn windows feature on or off", and all of the requirements to run Hyper-V are fulfilled (SLAT, BIOS, 64 bits, ...) (I attach the msinfo32 output in this post). At the last step in creating a virtual machine, it says "... General access denied error... (0x80070005)" (for details, check my attached image).
For XP users who want to keep using their XP system why not run VMWARE VMPLAYER -- FREE in UNITY MODE.
You don't need even to run Windows as your Host --how to create a Portable system that runs Windows Virtual machines and totally boots from an external HDD / USB stick (even if there's no HDD in the main computer !!).
Using Unity mode simply gives you access to all your Windows XP programs (and runs them) directly from the Host without you needing to enter the VM at all -- Power up your VM and simply click the Unity mode on the vm menu.
If you use Linux as a host it saves you having to purchase a new version of windows (Linux is FREE). Simply convert your XP system to a VM and then you can keep running XP for as long as you like without worrying about having to upgrade Windows.
I have a HP laptop pavilion g6 i believe its running on window 8.1
The system is slow to warm up..I recently uninstalled my avg security due to it not updating and this error listed above occured a week later. I apparently have a full internet connection but nothing happens when i try to connect to google chrome. Links from my start menu appear to be working if i want to check my email or facebook but not if i just want to surf the web. This is all i use my laptop for.
Is there any Virtual desktop software out there for Windows 8 -- the old sysinternals program on XP / W2k3 server was great (4 Virtual desktops). Screenshot enc running on W2K3 server Virtual Machine
Linux users have had this type of software for YEARS.
Note --NOT VIRTUAL MACHINES - but VIRTUAL DESKTOPS - so when you say switch to DESKTOP 2 it has it's own background, applications and sets of Windows. With a 16 GB powerful machine I could definitely use this type of software.
I am using Windows Virtual PC which was a 64-Bit version I installed, I got XP Home 32-Bit installed via it perfectly and tried to install Windows 8 x64 AND THEN Windows 8.1 x64 but on both I got the BSOD (in the Virtual Machine) almost straight away saying 64-bit CPU is not supported?
I've read this may be due to not having VTx but I do as my CPU is a 3470 (Ivy Bridge) and SIW says its enabled as does BIOS
I am testing some Windows ISO's to check to make sure they are OEM and ask for product key during install but also to diagnose a WSUS Offline issue in windows 8 that reverses all updates right at the end saying there was a problem, the software creator needs a log and I ain't got time at work.
I would like to run ubuntu as virtual machine on my win 8 desktop pc. I installed vmware player and then separately downloaded an ubuntu iso- couple of problems:-
There seems no option on vmware player to create a VMVMware player doesn't seem to recognise iso files - its looking for a vmx file - which I don't appear to have.... This is my first venture into vm's -
In Windows 8 Pro I have created a virtual machine using Win XPSP3. I've tried everything I can to get an internet connection for my VM. I'm not on a network so I've created an external virtual switch. I've tried using both the legacy adapter and a network adapter. I've tried changing the IP address -even tried a DNS address but the best I've achieved so far is "limited or no Connectivity". I also tried Win 7 Home Premium VM with the same result - no internet connection. The virtual manager should set this up automatically
I am using dell laptop with windows 8.1 operating system. I want to install win 7 mode as virtual machine in win 8.1 . Is possible to install as virtual machine in win 8.1? If possible it need any additional license key for win 7 mode?
What has happened is that when I first started up my laptop this morning, it seems the audio is disabled. Along with this, the wireless connection is also disabled. Windows attempts to fix both of these problems, but only fixes the wireless. I've restarted multiple times to no avail, and each time, the wireless connection must be fixed by Windows. I've had this laptop for about a month, nothing has ever gone wrong.
when I go on Youtube, every video I attempt to watch stutters around for the first few seconds and/or goes directly to an error screen. I'm sure this has to be something with flash or something in general, considering it just started occurring with these other problems. I'm hoping I won't have to backup files and restore the laptop to the factory default, I was an idiot and deleted the only system restore point I had from a few days ago. I completely forgot system restore points only effect installed programs and Windows files.
Here is some more specific information towards my audio problem -
This is what happens when I attempt to start Windows Audio in Services.
It seems Windows 8.1 hates me, and my search indexing service is not running. I have checked services and it shows stopped. When I try to run the service, it says "Windows could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified."
I have not removed this file, so I don't know what would cause this? I've attached a picture for a visual reference.
As a side note, this also affects my searching ability in Outlook 2013 64 bit. I cannot search for anything, as I do not get any results. I can search my PC for items by using the top right hand search box. I began looking into this because I could not search in outlook.
I have relatively new PC with Windows 8.1 but recently I am getting a message on start up that "Windows could not connect to Group Policy service" . This then asks me to look at the Event log. I notice that the Event log has " Special log on " every time I log on . Are theses messages related ? Is this normal ? Have I a bug of some description? I have ran Norton 360 and malwarebytes - nothing reported.
After i updated to Windows 8.1 Enterprise from Windows 8 Enterprise, Hyper-V does not function correctly. When I add an iso image to a new virtual server or start one of my existing, I can see the iso file is loaded in the bottom thumbnail.
But when I connect to the virtual server it just says: Connecting to virtual server... and it times out after 5minutes.
All my virtual servers are running locally, they are able to start and are running fine, I just cannot connect to them. Also the ability to turn virtual servers off tends to hang and I have to kill the processes and restart the services for it to stop.
This enhancement applies to VMware Player standalone. If you have VMware Workstation installed, you don't need to apply this as Workstation includes all the features (and also includes VMware Player).
As the most VMware Workstation users know, there is a virtual network editor available that lets you configure the virtual networks, add new networks and delete networks for the virtual machines and also bridged networks with the host computer.
One of the usage of the network editor is fixing the bridged network connection: How to fix bridged networking in VMware player - YouTube
The editor is useful (mostly for advanced users...but you'll never now when it might be needed) to add, delete and configure the default virtual networks that come pre-installed with Player.
VMware Player is Workstation's little brother, it's free and comes with less features. There is no Network editor with VMware Player (...or is it?)
The network editor is available in the VMware Player installer but it's default set NOT to install with the rest of the features (don't know why).
It seems different fixes need to be applied to each of Player's version 4, 5 or 6.
If using version 4 of the Player, this also applies to version 3.
I'm gonna show you how to add the network editor to VMware Player.
It's easy, or it should have been... but each version has its surprise.
Keep in mind that techniques used for one version apply for newer versions too but the files need to be extracted form other installers and other archives or additional files may be required.
Player version 3 and 4 To begin we first need to extract the VMware Player installer with some extra parameters (name-of-installer.exe /e .extract). You put the installer in a folder of your choice and create a shortcut of it as shown below (1) with the extra parameters in the target:
Then you run the shortcut that creates a folder (extract) containing all the components.
Go to folder "extract". We are interested in "network.cab": open or extract it and there you see "vmnetcfg.exe". It's the network editor.
Copy or move it in the VMware Player installation folder ("Program Files (x86)VMwareVMware Player" should be the default path).
This is shown below:
Now we are ready. The network editor is part of VMware Player just like in Workstation.
The virtual networks that appear in the notification area in Windows Vista and later can be configured or deleted:
Don't delete them if you use networking in your virtual machines. The network editor works as seen in last screenshot.
Player version 5 The fix above doesn't work in VMware Player 5: the file we need is included with Workstation. (using "/e extract" parameter for the installer still applies). Read here: VMware Communities: Whither VMware Player 5.0 VMNetCfg.exe?
Extra update: Vertigo here later on the thread: How to add the "Virtual Network Editor" to VMware Player some extra info is provided how to simplify things out: VMware Player 5 already has a vmnetui.dll included and the whole procedure posted above is not needed anymore!
Player version 6
Then, See post here. Until a command is discovered to see if Player includes the network editor again, the extraction technique of vmnetcfg.exe still is considered as 'the' fix.
I had Hyper-V and Ubuntu running on Windows 8 no problem. I've since done a fresh install to 8.1, and I can no longer create an External Virtual Switch. The button for "Create Virtual Switch" is grayed out when I select "External". I can create Internal and Private switches, but not External. There's no error or message so I'm having difficulty troubleshooting. All of the tutorials I've seen don't talk about any configuration I would need to do before creating an external switch. I have the default Windows 8.1 firewall and antivirus stuff.
Update: I tried creating the Virtual Switch in PowerShell with the following commands
Code: PS C:WINDOWSsystem32> Get-NetAdapterName InterfaceDescription ifIndex Status MacAddress LinkSpeed Ethernet Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller 3 Up B8-97-5A-13-7C-E6 1 Gbps
I'm not really sure why it couldn't find my physical network adapter, since it shows up with the Get-NetAdapter command.
I am running Windows 8.1 Pro with Hyper-V enabled. When I had Windows 8 I could install a Virtual switch with out any problems, since upgrading I can not install a Virtual Switch with External or Internal settings.
Not sure if this is relevant or not but when I look at the Ethernet properties never "Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch" or "Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Protocol" are ticked. I have tried ticking them but get the error message "Could not add the requested feature. The error is: The data is invalid". I have checked that I am using the latest and correct driver for the card.
Since some time ago chrome and memory management acting weird : System always trying to move out chrome from physical to virtual memory even when physical memory is barely used
like when i open many tabs after while tabs content gets blank and it take some time to gets back
ive monitored the problem system (ntoskrnl) are always working on the top of process's using high hdd and about 20% cpu i did a little investigation and i found pagefile.exe is working under system.exe
i already tried to do sfc /scannow and it found some errors couldnt fix then i ran Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and it fixed the errors but the issue still here and its really killing my laptop performance and chrome pages keeps crash