Saturday, September 18, 2010

Event ID: 7000 Vstor2 P2V30 Virtual Storage Driver service failed

Here was a little nasty leftover. I did not do the actual p2v, so when I found the error in the event viewer at first I was a little perplexed-but I found the fix by doing a little detective work. If you have the same error, consider the following:

VSTOR-P2V30 is left over from P2v

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 9/16/2010
Time: 9:06:35 AM
User: N/A
Computer: BBB123
The Vstor2 P2V30 Virtual Storage Driver service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the path specified.

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Careful with Registry on this. Export Key(s) just in case.

1. I tried stopping the service and removing from startup but I still got error.

2. I also deleted it from the System --- show hidden devices.

3. I searched in Registry for: vstor2-p2v30.

4. Found it in: hkey_local_machine\System\ControlSet001\Services\ and hkey_local_machine\System\ControlSet002\Services\, and hkey_local_machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\

5. After exporting the keys just for safety --- I deleted:
hkey_local_machine\System\ControlSet001\Services\ and hkey_local_machine\System\ControlSet002\Services\

6. Could not delete the last one.

7. Error went away


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