Last Updated On: 08/05/2004
Windows NT Disk Administrator
The Windows NT Disk Administrator is a graphical interface for managing disks. Disk Administrator allows the user to:
Note: Windows NT uses “sticky” drive letters, which allow drives to be assigned any drive letter. However, Zip drive letter assignment may not be changed using the Disk Administrator.
- Create and delete partitions
- Format and label volumes
- Read status information (drive letter, volume labels, partition sizes, free space)
- Make changes to drive letter assignments for hard drives and CDROM drives
Warning! Never reassign drive C: to a different drive letter, or the computer will not boot.
Using the Disk Administrator
- Click START | PROGRAMS | ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS | DISK ADMINISTRATOR to open the Windows NT Disk Administrator
- This displays the following screen
- Notice that the partition for drive C: is selected (surrounded by a black border). When a partition is selected, drive information is displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the Disk Administrator window. For example, drive C: is the active partition, 2012 MB in size, and of type FAT.
- Free space, indicated by diagonal lines, is unused space on the drive. In this particular example, the drive was FDISKed using a bootable DOS diskette. This resulted in 2 MB of unused space on the hard drive (which is usable by NT).