The Disk Management snap-in is a system utility for managing hard drives and the volumes, or partitions, that they contain. With Disk Management, you can initialize disks, create volumes, format volumes with the FAT, FAT32, or NTFS file systems, and create fault-tolerant disk systems. Disk Management enables you to perform most disk-related tasks without shutting down the system or interrupting users. Most configuration changes take effect immediately.
Use the following steps to open Disk Management.