Disk Status

Disk Status is, in the Disk Management portion of the Computer Management tool of Microsoft Windows, information about whether the disk is healthy or has a problem.

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What is Disk Status?

In the Disk Management portion of the Computer Management tool of Microsoft Windows 2000, information about whether the disk is healthy or has a problem. The Status column can show the status indicators given in the following table.

The letter “B” indicates that the status indicator can apply to basic disks, and “D” indicates dynamic disks.

Disk Status

Disk Status Description/Prescription
Online (BD)
The disk is accessible. There are no problems.
Online - Errors (D)
I/O errors detected. Try reactivating the disk to see whether the errors are transient.
Offline (D)
The disk is not accessible and might be corrupted, disconnected, or powered down. Try reactivating the disk, and check the cables and the controller.
Foreign (D)
The disk has been moved to this machine from another computer running Windows 2000. You must import the foreign disk before you can use it.
Unreadable (BD)
The disk is not accessible and might be corrupted, have I/O errors, or hardware failure. Try rescanning the disk or rebooting the system to see whether it recovers.
Unrecognized
The disk type is unknown, and the disk is probably from a different operating system, such as UNIX.
No Media
The drive is either a CD-ROM drive or some type of removable drive and has no media in it.