Using Microsoft Diskpart To Create More Partitions On Single Hard Disk

Friday, May 25, 2012

Just assume, today’s article as a continuation from the previous article. The discussion is still the same, about using built-in utility, Microsoft Diskpart to create partition on the primary hard disk inside the computer.

But a little different about today’s article is we will learn HOW TO CREATE MORE THAN ONE PARTITION ON PRIMARY HARD DISK INSIDE THE COMPUTER USING MICROSOFT DISKPART. 




What You Need

  1. Windows PE boot CD. If you need guide to create Windows PE boot CD, you can click here.




Before The Procedures

  1. Turn on your computer –-> immediately, insert Windows PE boot CD into computer CD-ROM drive bay –-> press Enter button when you see the message below.

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  2. Please wait while Windows PE loading into system memory. Then you will see the Windows PE command line below.

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  3. Based on above, type diskpart –-> press Enter button to launch Microsoft Diskpart utility. 

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  4. Now, you must get the information about primary hard disk attached to your personal computer.

    For the purpose of that, type list disk –-> press
    Enter button.

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    Microsoft Diskpart will show the result like above. It indicate that your personal computer has single primary hard disk inside it with 10GB size.

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The Procedures

Now, you are ready to create TWO partitions on you primary hard disk. So, you need to follow the steps below

  1. Type select disk 0 –-> press Enter button to select the primary hard disk which you want to create partition on it.

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  2. Type clean –-> press Enter button to erase data inside your primary hard disk.

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  3. In this step you will be going to create the first partition on the hard disk. Usually the first partition is assign to the system partition (all system files for operating system reside in this partition, eg: C:\Windows). 

    So, type create partition primary size=<partition’s size in MB> –-> press
    Enter button

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    Note:
    When you want to create two partitions on the primary hard disk, first of all you need to determine the primary hard disk size. Then you can start using the command above (on the step 3).

    I recommend you to spend bigger size for first partition (C:\ drive) because you need the disk space not just to keep system files but also the application software files (inside Program Files folder) together with your data.


  4. Now, you are going to create second disk partition for the primary hard disk.

    For the purpose of that, type create partition primary –-> press
    Enter button.

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    Note:
    When you execute the step 4, the second disk partition will be created. The remaining disk space will be assigned to it.


  5. Before you proceed on formatting disk partitions, it is good to view both of them.

    So, type list partition –-> press
    Enter button.

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    Note:
    Based on above, you will notice there are TWO disk partitions listed. You used the step 3 to create Partition 1 and step 4 to create Partition 2.


  6. Now, you are ready to format the disk partitions listed above. For the purpose of that, you need to select the partition. For example, let say you want to format Partition 1.

    So, type select partition 1 –-> press
    Enter button.

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  7. After disk partition had been selected, you must make the Partition 1 active by typing active –-> press Enter button.

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  8. Now, type format fs=<file system> quick –-> press Enter button to format Partition 1.

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    Note:
    You can use file system either NTFS or FAT32. But NTFS is better.
     


  9. Now, you must assign the drive letter to the Partition 1 you had formatted.

    Type assign letter = <drive letter> –-> press
    Enter button.

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    Note:
    Usually we assign drive letter C:\ for Partition 1.


  10. Now, you have completely create disk partition for your primary hard disk. To exit Microsoft Diskpart program, type exit –-> press Enter button.

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IMPORTANT NOTE:

Through STEP 6 until STEP 9 above, I has show you the steps to format the Partition 1, make it active and then assign its drive letter. You can repeat these steps for Partition 2.

When you assign the drive letter for Partition 2, you should not assign the letter C: because it had been assigned for Partition 1.

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{ Belajar Komputer } at: May 26, 2012 at 10:23 AM said...

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Anonymous at: December 3, 2013 at 4:49 PM said...

Good work dear.. keep it up!

God bless you..

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