Are you confused by the error message "Vitual Disk Manager The request is not supported"? If yes, you come to the right place. Here in this post on MiniTool , you will know how to fix the request is not supported error in Windows 10/11.

Disk Management is a system utility in Windows for advanced storage operations. In Disk Management, you can manage your partitions and disks such as extending volumes , deleting volumes, changing drive letters, etc.

However, you may encounter some error messages in this utility, like The System Cannot Find The File Specified . Since we have discussed this error, today we are going to talk about another error message “ Virtual Disk Manager The request is not supported ”. It is not a rare error, and here you can see a true example:

So, I am trying to delete the one, and only volume on my physical disk called: "TEST ORANGE" with the drive letter D, it will return me with the error "Virtual disk Manager: The request is not supported."

Virtual Disk Manager The request is not supported

The “Virtual Disk Manager The request is not supported” error often occurs when you try to delete or format a volume in Disk Management. You can keep reading to find several solutions to get rid of it.

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Fix 1. Restart the Virtual Disk Service

The first way to fix the request is not supported in Windows 10/11 is to restart the Virtual Disk service by following the steps below.

Step 1. Press Windows + R key combinations to open the Run window.

Step 2. Type services.msc in the text box and press Enter or click OK .

Step 3. Scroll down to select Virtual Disk and click Restart .

restart the virtual disk service

Step 4. Try to delete or format your partition again and check whether the request is not supported in Disk Management still exists.

Fix 2. Run SFC Scan

The “Virtual Disk Manager The request is not supported” may be caused by corrupted system files. In this situation, you can perform an SFC scan to check and replace corrupted files. The steps are as follows.

Step 1. Type cmd in the Windows search box and right-click Command Prompt from the best match result to select Run as administrator .

Step 2. In the Command Prompt window, input DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press Enter .

Step 3. Wait for the process to complete. Then input sfc /scannow and press Enter .

run SFC scan

Step 4. Wait for the process to complete (It may take a long time, so please be patient). Then check whether the error message persists.

Fix 3. Run CHKDSK Command

If fix 1 and fix 2 both do not work, you can try this method – run the CHKDSK command. CHKDSK is a command line used for examining disk space and disk use and providing a status report specific to each file system . Here you can run it to try to fix the request is not supported issue.

Step 1. Run Command Prompt as administrator.

Step 2. In the pop-up window, input chkdsk /f and press Enter .

run chkdsk

Step 3. After the process completes, check whether the issue has been fixed.

Recover Files After Deleting/Formatting a Partition

As described above, the error message “the request is not supported” often appears when you trying to delete or format a partition. Here we want to share with you a method to recover data when you accidentally deleted a partition.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a piece of professional data recovery software , is used for recovering documents, pictures, emails, videos, audio, and more in all file storage devices such as internal hard drives, external hard drives, USB flash drives, SSDs, and so on.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition supports scanning and displaying all files on your device and recovering no more than 1 GB of data for free. So, you can download the free edition to check whether it can find the desired files first of all.

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Here you can see how to recover deleted files with ease.

Step 1. Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

Step 2. Under the Logical Drives section, select the target drive that contains your lost files and click Scan .

select the target drive to scan

Step 3. After scanning, select all needed files and click Save to store them in a safe place separate from the original path.

save all needed files

Related post: How Do I Recover Hard Disk Partition with Ease?

Bottom Line

In a word, this post talks about how to fix the "Virtual Disk Manager The request is not supported" error message and how to recover lost data after deleting or formatting a partition with MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

If you have any questions about this article or the file restore tool, you can leave your comments below.

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