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IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY_EX control code

Returns information about the physical disk's geometry (media type, number of cylinders, tracks per cylinder, sectors per track, and bytes per sector).

The difference between IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY_EX and the older IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY request is that IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY_EX can retrieve information from both Master Boot Record (MBR) and GUID Partition Table (GPT)-type partitioned media, whereas IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY can only read MBR-style media.

Input Parameters

Parameters.DeviceIoControl.OutputBufferLength in the I/O stack location of the IRP indicates the size, in bytes, of the buffer, which must be >= sizeof(DISK_GEOMETRY_EX).

Output Parameters

The driver returns the DISK_GEOMETRY_EX data in the buffer at Irp->AssociatedIrp.SystemBuffer.

I/O Status Block

The Information field is set to the size, in bytes, of the returned data. The Status field can be set to STATUS_SUCCESS, or possibly to STATUS_UNRECOGNIZED_MEDIA, STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER, STATUS_INVALID_DEVICE_REQUEST, STATUS_INFO_LENGTH_MISMATCH, STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_RESOURCES, or STATUS_BUFFER_TOO_SMALL.

Requirements

Header

Ntdddisk.h (include Ntdddisk.h)

See also

DISK_GEOMETRY_EX

 

 

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