Introduction: Computer Repair Partitioning and Formatting Guide

In this Instructable we will be teaching you how to properly partition and format a volume in Windows 10, Windows 7-8, and Command Prompt.

Step 1: Desktop

Navigate to the Desktop

Step 2: Computer Management

Go to the Start Bar in the bottom left corner and type "Computer Management" into the search area.

Step 3: Disk Management

On the left hand Column find Disk Management and click on it.

Step 4: Unallocated Space, Creating a Volume

Find the Unallocated Space and right click it the select the "New Simple Volume" tab that popped up.

If you don't have Unallocated Space create some free space by shrinking the volume.

Step 5: Setup Wizard

New Simple Volume Wizard will show up, Navigate through it.

Step 6: Size in the Wizard

Enter in the Volume Size that you want. We chose 20000 for the size.

Step 7: Format Partition

Keep the settings Default and NTFS, put the label or name for the Partition. You can choose to have a quick partition or the Enable file and folder compression.

Step 8: Partition Created

Once done with the setup and it has been created you can look into the partition to make sure everything is fine.

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Step 10: Format

Click on the Format this volume with the following settings: For File System, select NTFS For Allocation unit size, select Default For Volume Label, type the name you wish to give your new drive. Click on the Perform a quick format.

Step 11: Command Prompt

However there is an alternate way including the Command Prompt. This requires you to go into the DISKPART area of CMD.

Use the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut to open the Power User menu and select Command Prompt (Admin).

Step 12: Get in DISKPART

type "diskpart" into the cmd command line.

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Type "list disk" to list all the available drives and press Enter

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