Returns information about a CD-ROM's geometry (media type, number of cylinders, tracks per cylinder, sectors per track, and bytes per sector).
The IOCTL_CDROM_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY_EX request differs from the older IOCTL_CDROM_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY request. The IOCTL_CDROM_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY_EX request can retrieve information from both Master Boot Record (MBR) and GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitioned media. However, IOCTL_CDROM_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY can read only MBR-style media.
Input Buffer Length
The driver returns the DISK_GEOMETRY_EX-type information in the buffer at Irp->AssociatedIrp.SystemBuffer.
Output Buffer Length
Parameters.DeviceIoControl.OutputBufferLength in the IO_STACK_LOCATION structure of the IRP indicates the size, in bytes, of the buffer, which must be >= sizeof(DISK_GEOMETRY_EX).
The Information field is set to the size, in bytes, of the returned data. The Status field is set to STATUS_SUCCESS, or possibly to STATUS_UNRECOGNIZED_MEDIA, STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER, STATUS_INFO_LENGTH_MISMATCH, or STATUS_BUFFER_TOO_SMALL.
|Header||ntddcdrm.h (include Ntddcdrm.h)|