Troubleshooting Disks and Volumes
If a disk or volume fails, you should repair it as soon as possible to avoid losing data. The Disk Management snap-in makes it easy to locate problems quickly. In the Status column of the list view, you can view the status of a disk or volume. The status also appears in the graphical view of each disk or volume. You can diagnose disk and/or volume problems as follows:
- Open Add Hardware in the Control Panel. Click Next. Windows XP tries to detect new Plug and Play devices.
- Click Yes, I Have Already Connected The Hardware, then click Next.
- Choose the device you want to diagnose and fix, then click Next.
- The wizard will inform you of the device's current status. Click Finish to invoke the Hardware Troubleshooter as part of the Help and Support Center, or click Cancel to exit the Add Hardware Wizard.
Another way to troubleshoot hardware problems is with Device Manager. Right click the My Computer icon from the Start menu and select Properties. Click the Hardware tab and then click the Device Manager button. Expand the hardware category that you need to troubleshoot and right-click the device that you want to inquire about. Select Properties from the context menu to display the properties window for that device, as shown below. All the pertinent information about the device is available from this window, including its device status as determined by the operating system.