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Virtual Disk Service (VDS) crashes while the service is shutting down in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista

On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista, Virtual Disk Service (VDS) crashes while the service is shutting down.

Additionally, an error that resembles the following entry is logged in the System log:

Log Name: System Source: Virtual Disk Service Date: <date> Event ID: 1 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: <computer name> Description: Unexpected failure. Error code: exception code

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2465972.

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