Fixed: Virtual Disk Service Error the Disk Is Not Empty

April 23, 2019

Continue to see below. In this article, you will get why you receive virtual disk service error the disk is not empty and how to fix the disk is not empty.

About virtual disk service error the disk is not empty

Virtual disk service error the disk is not empty will happen when you try to change a dynamic disk to basic disk. Thus, if the basic disk can satisfy all your needs, you'd better not to convert basic disk to dynamic disk.

In general, you can easily convert basic disk to dynamic disk. However, if you want to change it back, there is a problem that you are risk of losing all the data on dynamic disk. You need to delete all partitions on the disk before you convert it to basic disk.

Virtual Disk Service Error the Disk Is Not Empty

Solutions to fix virtual disk service error the disk is not empty

As you can see from above, to change dynamic disk to basic disk, you need to delete all the partitions first. That is to say, you will lose your data if there is something important.

There are two ways in the following. You can choose one and follow the detail steps.

1. The first one can ensure data security. It makes use of a magic software named AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional which can help you convert to basic disk in a simple way.

2. The second one will make sure of the built-in tool, which can help you convert dynamic disk free. You can first use the Delete Volume option in Disk Management and then use the Diskpart command to complete conversion.

Virtual disk service error the disk is not empty-fixed by a magic software

At the beginning, you need to get some information about AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. It has a feature called Dynamic Disk Converter, which is very easy-to-use and powerful. It can help you convert dynamic disk to basic disk without losing data, convert any dynamic volume to basic partition.

Then, see below and learn the detail steps to fix virtual disk service error: the disk is not empty.

Step 1. Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, install and open it. Click All Tools and Dynamic Disk Converter under Other tools.

Dynamic Disk Converter

Note: If you just have the free version AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, you need to upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional first. And then, follow the step above.

Step 2. Here, you can see the home page and click Next to continue.

Welcome

Step 3. Choose the first method: convert a dynamic disk back to basic disk. And then, click Next to enter next page.

Choose Method

Step 4. In this page, all dynamic disk is listed in the following. You need to choose the dynamic disk you want to change and click Next. If there is a prompt, click Yes to confirm.

Select Dynamic Disk

Step 5. Click Proceed to start the pending operation and wait for the final result. During the process, your computer will be restart. Don't worry about it.

Proceed

Diskpart virtual disk service error the disk is not empty-solved by built-in tool

In Windows system, there are some free tools, including Disk Management and Diskpart. It can help you solve many problems related to disk and partition, such as Diskpart virtual disk service error the disk is not empty, the volume size is too big the file system is incompatible, virtual disk service error clean is not allowed, etc.

Please remember to create a backup for your disk at the beginning.If not, you may lose data and cannot recover forever.

Using Delete Volume in Disk Management

Step 1. Press Win + R to open Run box, input diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

Step 2. In Disk Management, right-click the dynamic disk you want to convert and choose Delete Volume on the pop-up window until it becomes an unallocated space.

Step 3. If it's still marked as Dynamic, you are supposed to right-click the disk and choose Convert to Basic Disk. At last, the disk will be named Basic.

Using command prompt in Diskpart

Step 1. Type cmd in the Run box and hit Enter to open the pending window.

Step 2. Type the following commands subsequently and press Enter after each one.

  • diskpart

  • list disk

  • select disk n (n refers to the dynamic disk number)

  • list volume

  • select volume m (m is the number of the volume on the dynamic disk)

  • delete volume (repeat these two commands to delete all volumes)

  • select disk n

  • convert basic

  • exit

Diskpart

Delete Convert

Summary

To fix virtual disk service error: the disk is not empty, you can make use of magic software AOMEI Partition Assistant, Disk Management, or Diskpart. But, you need to confirm which one is the best for you.

AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converter can help you convert dynamic disk to basic without losing data. Disk Management and Diskpart cannot ensure data security, thus you need to create a disk backup ahead of time.