IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY IOCTL (winioctl.h)

Retrieves information about the physical disk's geometry: type, number of cylinders, tracks per cylinder, sectors per track, and bytes per sector.

Note

IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY has been superseded by IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY_EX, which retrieves additional information.

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

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

Requirements

   
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