Component Object Model (COM) Error – ERROR_VOLMGR_DISK_LAYOUT_NON_BASIC_BETWEEN_BASIC_PARTITIONS 0xC038000C

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “ERROR_VOLMGR_DISK_LAYOUT_NON_BASIC_BETWEEN_BASIC_PARTITIONS 0xC038000C” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message

ERROR_VOLMGR_DISK_LAYOUT_NON_BASIC_BETWEEN_BASIC_PARTITIONS 0xC038000C

What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

The disk layout contains non-basic partitions which appear after basic paritions. This is an invalid disk layout.