Formats a specified, contiguous set of tracks on a floppy disk. To provide additional parameters, use IOCTL_DISK_FORMAT_TRACKS_EX instead.

To perform this operation, call the DeviceIoControl function with the following parameters.

BOOL DeviceIoControl(
  (HANDLE) hDevice,             // handle to device
  IOCTL_DISK_FORMAT_TRACKS,     // dwIoControlCode
  (LPVOID) lpInBuffer,          // input buffer 
  (DWORD) nInBufferSize,        // size of input buffer 
  (LPVOID) lpOutBuffer,         // output buffer
  (DWORD) nOutBufferSize,       // size of output buffer
  (LPDWORD) lpBytesReturned,    // number of bytes returned
  (LPOVERLAPPED) lpOverlapped   // OVERLAPPED structure


Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Header winioctl.h (include Windows.h)

See also