• General lists the device type, drive manufacturer, device status, and physical location of the device, including the bus number or the SCSI identifier
• Policies provides control over the disk's write-cache buffer, which can improve system performance while increasing the danger of data loss in the event of a power failure.
• Volumes lists the volumes contained on the disk, as well as the disk number, disk type, status, partition style, capacity, unallocated space, and reserved space. If you highlight a volume in the Volumes list, you can click the Properties button to display the Properties sheet for the partition or volume.
• Driver displays driver details, and enables you to update, roll back, disable, and uninstall the driver for this device.
• Details displays a Property drop-down list that enables you to display extensive information about the disk.
• Events lists the most recent system events concerning the disk and provides access to the Event Viewer c
1. Open the Disk Management snap-in.
2. In Disk List view, right-click the basic disk that you want to convert and, from th
context menu, select Convert to Dynamic Disk.4. The Disks to Convert dialog box lists the disks you chose for conversion for your confirmation. In the Will Convert column, check the value. It should be set to Yes for each of the disks that you are converting. If any of the disks have the value No, they might not meet Windows conversion criteria.5. Click Details.
The Convert Details dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 22-11. This dialog box lists the partitions on the selected drives that Disk Management will convert.6. When you are ready to continue with the conversion, click OK.
7. On the Disks to Convert dialog box, click Convert to start the conversion.
A Disk Management information box appears, as shown in Figure 22-12, to warn yo that once you convert the disks to dynamic disks, you will not be able to boot installed operating system from any volume other than the current boot volume.
8. Click Yes to continue.
Disk Management completes the conversion. If a selected drive contains the boot partition, the system partition, or a partition that is in use, Disk Management prompts you to restart the computer.
The Details tab provides the information once presented within the Task Manager processes tab, albeit with an updated format. Right-clicking on a process enables configuration of the process, including End Task, End process tree, Set Priority, Set Affinity, Analyze wait chain, UAC virtualization, Create Dump File, Open File loca- tion, Search online, Properties, and Go To Services.