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Disk Management Basic Volume Runtime

The Disk Management Basic Volume Runtime component provides run-time support for partitions that reside on basic disks. The partitions are exposed to the system as volumes that can be accessed using drive letters or mount points. The volumes can then be formatted with a file system. The component implements the I/O path and volume specific commands for basic partitions.


This component includes the driver Ftdisk.sys, which implements the basic partition support in kernel mode.

Associated Components

Install this component only if the FAT or NTFS component is also installed. The following components are necessary for configuring basic partitions:

To configure basic partitions, you can include both the Disk Management MMC Snap-In and Disk Management Command Line Utility components.

The file system components, such as FAT and NTFS, require this component if they are running on basic partitions. The Disk Management Services component, Disk Management MMC Snap-In component, and Disk Management Command Line Utility component depend on this component for creating, deleting, extending, and formatting basic partitions.


There are no configurable settings for this component.

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