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Re-read Windows (NT/2000/XP/Vista) Partition Table without reboot?

Posted on 2007-11-27
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Hi there,

I was wondering if there was any way to force Windows  (NT/2000/XP/Vista) to re-read the partition table without rebooting, much like partprobe for Linux?

Thank you for any help in this matter!

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by:nttranbao
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Go to Disk Management, it will automatically refresh the status of the Partition Table.
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by:pavaneeshkumar
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right click on Disk Management and select rescan disk.

it will rescan the disk and will reload/re read the partation table.
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by:s_kipjack
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Thanks for the response!  So, if Disk Management will force a rescan, then I should be able to force a rescan with c++ using win32 api? Correct?

Does anyone know the api call for that?

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check this link to findout Windows API available for disk management

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa363986.aspx
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Thanks for the link!
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