The "clean all" command in the diskpart.exe utility does not delete all the data on a disk on a Windows Server 2003-based computer

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 952630 - View products that this article applies to.
Expand all | Collapse all

On This Page

SYMPTOMS

On Windows Server 2003-based computer, the clean all command in the Diskpart.exe utility does not delete all the data on a disk. The clean all command only cleans the first 1-megabyte (MB) sectors of a disk.

Customers who are unaware of this issue may discard the disk, thinking that the disk is clean. However, the disk may still contain some private information to which someone who finds the disk can gain access.

CAUSE

A function that is supported by the Virtual Disk Service (VDS) service does not correctly manage the file pointer when the function handles the clean all command.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To install this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 with SP1, x86-based versions
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Vds.exe5.2.3790.3146359,42427-May-200811:22x86SP1
Vdsbas.dll5.2.3790.3146147,96827-May-200812:13x86SP1
Vdsdyndr.dll5.2.3790.3146326,14427-May-200814:29x86SP1
Vdshba_i.mofNot Applicable13,96701-Mar-200722:54Not ApplicableSP1
Vdshba_u.mofNot Applicable34501-Mar-200722:54Not ApplicableSP1
Vdsldr.exe5.2.3790.314619,45627-May-200811:22x86SP1
Vdsutil.dll5.2.3790.314662,97627-May-200814:29x86SP1
Vds_ps.dll5.2.3790.314630,72027-May-200814:29x86SP1
Windows Server 2003 with SP2, x86-based versions
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Vds.exe5.2.3790.4301359,42427-May-200809:53x86SP2
Vdsbas.dll5.2.3790.4301147,96827-May-200814:17x86SP2
Vdsdyndr.dll5.2.3790.4301326,65627-May-200814:17x86SP2
Vdsldr.exe5.2.3790.430119,45627-May-200809:53x86SP2
Vdsutil.dll5.2.3790.430162,97627-May-200814:17x86SP2
Vds_ps.dll5.2.3790.430130,72027-May-200814:17x86SP2
Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Itanium-based versions
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Vds.exe5.2.3790.31461,172,99227-May-200812:16IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Vdsbas.dll5.2.3790.3146503,80827-May-200812:16IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Vdsdyndr.dll5.2.3790.3146766,97627-May-200812:16IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Vdshba_i.mofNot Applicable13,96727-May-200812:16Not ApplicableSP1Not Applicable
Vdshba_u.mofNot Applicable34527-May-200812:16Not ApplicableSP1Not Applicable
Vdsldr.exe5.2.3790.314663,48827-May-200812:16IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Vdsutil.dll5.2.3790.3146175,10427-May-200812:16IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Vds_ps.dll5.2.3790.314645,56827-May-200812:16IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Wvds_ps.dll5.2.3790.314630,72027-May-200812:16x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Itanium-based versions
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Vds.exe5.2.3790.43011,172,99227-May-200812:32IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Vdsbas.dll5.2.3790.4301504,83227-May-200812:32IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Vdsdyndr.dll5.2.3790.4301768,51227-May-200812:32IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Vdsldr.exe5.2.3790.430163,48827-May-200812:32IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Vdsutil.dll5.2.3790.4301175,10427-May-200812:32IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Vds_ps.dll5.2.3790.430145,56827-May-200812:32IA-64SP2Not Applicable
Wvds_ps.dll5.2.3790.430130,72027-May-200812:32x86SP2WOW
Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, x64-based versions
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Vds.exe5.2.3790.3146624,12827-May-200812:16x64SP1Not Applicable
Vdsbas.dll5.2.3790.3146263,68027-May-200812:16x64SP1Not Applicable
Vdsdyndr.dll5.2.3790.3146456,19227-May-200812:16x64SP1Not Applicable
Vdshba_i.mofNot Applicable13,96727-May-200812:16Not ApplicableSP1Not Applicable
Vdshba_u.mofNot Applicable34527-May-200812:16Not ApplicableSP1Not Applicable
Vdsldr.exe5.2.3790.314629,69627-May-200812:16x64SP1Not Applicable
Vdsutil.dll5.2.3790.314695,23227-May-200812:16x64SP1Not Applicable
Vds_ps.dll5.2.3790.314641,47227-May-200812:16x64SP1Not Applicable
Wvds_ps.dll5.2.3790.314630,72027-May-200812:16x86SP1WOW
Windows Server 2003 wiith SP2 and Windows XP with SP2, x64-based versions
Collapse this tableExpand this table
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Vds.exe5.2.3790.4301624,12827-May-200812:33x64SP2Not Applicable
Vdsbas.dll5.2.3790.4301264,19227-May-200812:33x64SP2Not Applicable
Vdsdyndr.dll5.2.3790.4301456,70427-May-200812:33x64SP2Not Applicable
Vdsldr.exe5.2.3790.430129,69627-May-200812:33x64SP2Not Applicable
Vdsutil.dll5.2.3790.430195,23227-May-200812:33x64SP2Not Applicable
Vds_ps.dll5.2.3790.430141,47227-May-200812:33x64SP2Not Applicable
Wvds_ps.dll5.2.3790.430130,72027-May-200812:33x86SP2WOW

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

The "clean all" command

Use the clean command to remove partition or volume formatting from the current in-focus disk by zeroing sectors. By default, only the master boot record (MBR) or the GUID partition table (GPT) partitioning information and any hidden sector information on MBR disks are overwritten. If you specify the all parameter, every sector can be zeroed, and all the data that is contained on the drive can be deleted.

For more information about the diskpart.exe utility, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
300415 A description of the Diskpart command-line utility
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Technical support for x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows

If your hardware came with a Microsoft Windows x64 edition already installed, your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for the Windows x64 edition. In this case, your hardware manufacturer provides support because a Windows x64 edition was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the Windows x64 edition installation by using unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you must have technical help with a Windows x64 edition. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware. If you purchased a Windows x64 edition such as a Windows Server 2003 x64 edition separately, contact Microsoft for technical support.

For product information about Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx
For product information about x64-based versions of Windows Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/default.mspx

Properties

Article ID: 952630 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbexpertiseadvanced kbfix kbqfe KB952630

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com