Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:48 AM
To detect new disks
Using the Windows interface
Open Computer Management (Local).
In the console tree, click Device Manager.
On the Action menu, click Scan for hardware changes.
In the console tree, click Disk Management.
Computer Management (Local)
On the Action menu, click Rescan Disks.
To open Computer Management, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.
If Disk Management does not detect the new disk after you click Rescan Disks, you might need to restart your computer. New disks appear as Not Initialized. Before you can use a disk, you must first initialize it. For instructions describing how to initialize a disk, click Related Topics. If you start Disk Management after adding a disk, the Initialize Disk Wizard appears so you can initialize the disk.
You can convert new disks to dynamic disks.
Using a command line
Open Command Prompt.
At the DISKPART prompt, type:
rescan Locates new disks that may have been added to the computer.
To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure.
When DiskPart rescans disks, it scans all attached disks for disk configuration changes. It also updates information on removable media, CD-ROM drives, basic volumes, file systems, and drive letters.
Rescanning disks can take several minutes, depending on the number of hardware devices installed.