How to create a partition using Command prompt

How to create a partition using Command prompt

You are welcome in this tutorial on how to create a partition using command prompt. You know that command prompt is a useful tool available in the computer that can perform various activities which is sometimes not possible in the graphical user interface.

If you want to delete, extend or shrink your drive partition, you can go to disk management and do it in easy ways. But this method is not always possible and applicable. For example: If you have formatted your internal drive during the window installation process, you won’t have access to the disk management in order to create partitions. Your disk will be shown as unallocated space or drive, which means no any partition, is available for the installation. At that time, command prompt comes in great use. Let’s see how to create a partition using command prompt in easy steps:

  • Open Command Prompt. (You have to press Shift + F10 to enter into the command prompt if you are in the setup process.)
  • Type: create partition primary size = 60000 and hit Enter. (This size is in MB, so don’t forget to convert the size you want for the drive in MB. In nutshell, the size should not be typed in GB.)
  • Type: format fs=ntfs label “System” quick (This command will format the drive into NTFS file system and at the end, we’ve typed ‘quick’ to accelerate the formatting process. Otherwise, it will take a long time. And I have labeled the drive as ‘System’, but you can change the label for the drive according to our wish.)
  • Close the command prompt. You can continue your Window installation by choosing this new drive partition.
  • After you’ve done the installation, you can go to the disk management and create other partitions as per your wish later. You can see our tutorial on how to fix Unallocated Pen Drive to get the idea for creating other partitions.

Hope you love this short tutorial on How to create a partition using Command prompt.

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