As you know, diskpart is a free tool which can be used to delete partition, create partition, clean disk, format volume and more. Usually you may choose to format your partition to FAT32 since some game consoles and flash drives support FAT32 file system by default. To do this work, some of you use Disk Management, and some of you use Diskpart. However, when launching diskpart, typing list disk → select disk n(n is the disk number) →list partition → select partition n(n means partition number) →format fs=fat32 quick, you will receive an error message “Virtual Disk Service error: The volume size is too big”.
Why? In fact, it is because the volume you want to format is larger than 32GB. In Windows, you are not allowed to create or format such a volume with FAT32 file system. In this case, please use a third-party program to fix diskpart virtual disk service error.
Once the volume is too big for fat32 format failed issue happens, please try to format the partition with a reliable application. Here MiniTool Partition Wizard is a good choice, which can be used to fix the above error. There are two ways you can do, to convert NTFS to FAT32 without data loss or to format partition to FAT32 without any limitation, just do as the following guidance shows.
In order to solve virtual disk service error when formatting to FAT32, you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard “Convert NTFS to FAT” feature to change your partition FAT32. This way won’t cause data loss.
Step 1: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard, then select the target partition, and click the feature to perform this operation.
Step 2: Then apply the change to the partition.
In addition to the above way, you also can choose to format the target drive to FAT32 without any limitation. But this way will cause data loss, so please ensure there are no important data on your drive.
Step 1: Select a partition you want to format, and then click “Format Partition” from “Operations” menu.
Step 2: Then choose FAT32 from file system list. Click “OK” to continue.
Step 3: At last, you should click “Apply” button to execute the change you have made.
Now you can easily solve virtual disk service error the volume is too big issue. Moreover, when using diskpart to manage your disk and partition, you probably encounter other virtual disk service errors, just click this post to learn much information.