Disk Management Cannot Create or Delete Partitions on Removable Storage Media

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This article describes why you cannot use Disk Management to create or delete partitions on removable storage media.


You cannot use the Disk Management snap-in to create or delete partitions on removable storage media, such as tapes and optical disks. Such media either do not require partitioning, or should contain only one partition. Using more than one partition confuses the Removable Storage service.


Article ID: 254109 - Last Review: February 28, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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