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  1. #1
    RScotti Guest

    Diskpart Format command

    I am trying to find the right command to format my 8 GB USB Flash drive to Fat 32 when I get it in two days but can't
    find the right command on where to put the volume. I can't find the syntax in the help file for the drive letter.
    I am new to this so I am probably missing it.

    >DISKPART> help format
    >
    > Formats the specified volume for use with Windows.
    >
    >Usage: FORMAT [{[FS=<FS>] [REVISION=<X.XX>] | RECOMMENDED}] [LABEL=<"label">]
    > [UNIT=<N>] [QUICK] [COMPRESS] [OVERRIDE] [NOWAIT] [NOERR]
    >Examples:
    >>DISKPART> format fs=fat32
    >>
    >>There is no volume selected.
    >>Please select a volume and try again.


    >DISKPART> format f: fs=fat32
    >
    >The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >
    >DISKPART> format f:fs=fat32
    >
    >The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    > FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="New Volume" QUICK COMPRESS
    > FORMAT RECOMMENDED OVERRIDE
    >
    >DISKPART> format fs=f:
    >
    >There is no volume selected.
    >Please select a volume and try again.
    >
    >DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >
    >The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT


    >DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >
    >The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >
    >DISKPART> format f:<fs=fs:>
    >
    >The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >
    >DISKPART> format f:<fs=fat32:>
    >
    >The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >
    >DISKPART> format f:
    >
    >The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT


    >DISKPART> format f:\ fs=fat32
    >
    >The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >
    >DISKPART> format disk 1 fs=fat32
    >
    >The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >
    >DISKPART> format fs=fat32 f:
    >
    >The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT




    Have a good day,
    RScotti

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  2. #2
    Richard Guest

    Re: Diskpart Format command

    Plug the device in & right click it in "My Computer" choose format.

    "RScotti" <rscotti1@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:c206v216u08o6e0db7ig2debvr6sr9s3mb@4ax.com...
    >I am trying to find the right command to format my 8 GB USB Flash drive to
    >Fat 32 when I get it in two days but can't
    > find the right command on where to put the volume. I can't find the syntax
    > in the help file for the drive letter.
    > I am new to this so I am probably missing it.
    >
    >>DISKPART> help format
    >>
    >> Formats the specified volume for use with Windows.
    >>
    >>Usage: FORMAT [{[FS=<FS>] [REVISION=<X.XX>] | RECOMMENDED}]
    >>[LABEL=<"label">]
    >> [UNIT=<N>] [QUICK] [COMPRESS] [OVERRIDE] [NOWAIT] [NOERR]
    >>Examples:
    >>>DISKPART> format fs=fat32
    >>>
    >>>There is no volume selected.
    >>>Please select a volume and try again.

    >
    >>DISKPART> format f: fs=fat32
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format f:fs=fat32
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >> FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="New Volume" QUICK COMPRESS
    >> FORMAT RECOMMENDED OVERRIDE
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format fs=f:
    >>
    >>There is no volume selected.
    >>Please select a volume and try again.
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT

    >
    >>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fs:>
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fat32:>
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format f:
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT

    >
    >>DISKPART> format f:\ fs=fat32
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format disk 1 fs=fat32
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format fs=fat32 f:
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT

    >
    >
    >
    > Have a good day,
    > RScotti
    >
    > remove "nospam" in order to email me.
    >



  3. #3
    RScotti Guest

    Re: Diskpart Format command

    That won't work. That is only for NTFS formats according to Ed Bott.
    Have to use Diskpart or maybe just Format.
    On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 22:08:58 GMT, "Richard" <noemail@thisaddress.com> wrote:

    >Plug the device in & right click it in "My Computer" choose format.
    >
    >"RScotti" <rscotti1@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
    >news:c206v216u08o6e0db7ig2debvr6sr9s3mb@4ax.com...
    >>I am trying to find the right command to format my 8 GB USB Flash drive to
    >>Fat 32 when I get it in two days but can't
    >> find the right command on where to put the volume. I can't find the syntax
    >> in the help file for the drive letter.
    >> I am new to this so I am probably missing it.
    >>
    >>>DISKPART> help format
    >>>
    >>> Formats the specified volume for use with Windows.
    >>>
    >>>Usage: FORMAT [{[FS=<FS>] [REVISION=<X.XX>] | RECOMMENDED}]
    >>>[LABEL=<"label">]
    >>> [UNIT=<N>] [QUICK] [COMPRESS] [OVERRIDE] [NOWAIT] [NOERR]
    >>>Examples:
    >>>>DISKPART> format fs=fat32
    >>>>
    >>>>There is no volume selected.
    >>>>Please select a volume and try again.

    >>
    >>>DISKPART> format f: fs=fat32
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format f:fs=fat32
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>> FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="New Volume" QUICK COMPRESS
    >>> FORMAT RECOMMENDED OVERRIDE
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format fs=f:
    >>>
    >>>There is no volume selected.
    >>>Please select a volume and try again.
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT

    >>
    >>>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fs:>
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fat32:>
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format f:
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT

    >>
    >>>DISKPART> format f:\ fs=fat32
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format disk 1 fs=fat32
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format fs=fat32 f:
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Have a good day,
    >> RScotti
    >>
    >> remove "nospam" in order to email me.
    >>


    Have a good day,
    RScotti

    remove "nospam" in order to email me.


  4. #4
    RScotti Guest

    Re: Diskpart Format command

    I found it I think, under just format instead of Diskpart/format.


    >C:\Windows\system32>format /?
    >Formats a disk for use with Windows.
    >
    >FORMAT volume [/FS:file-system] [/V:label] [/Q] [/A:size] [/C] [/X] [/P:passes]



    at, 10 Mar 2007 22:08:58 GMT, "Richard" <noemail@thisaddress.com> wrote:

    >Plug the device in & right click it in "My Computer" choose format.
    >
    >"RScotti" <rscotti1@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
    >news:c206v216u08o6e0db7ig2debvr6sr9s3mb@4ax.com...
    >>I am trying to find the right command to format my 8 GB USB Flash drive to
    >>Fat 32 when I get it in two days but can't
    >> find the right command on where to put the volume. I can't find the syntax
    >> in the help file for the drive letter.
    >> I am new to this so I am probably missing it.
    >>
    >>>DISKPART> help format
    >>>
    >>> Formats the specified volume for use with Windows.
    >>>
    >>>Usage: FORMAT [{[FS=<FS>] [REVISION=<X.XX>] | RECOMMENDED}]
    >>>[LABEL=<"label">]
    >>> [UNIT=<N>] [QUICK] [COMPRESS] [OVERRIDE] [NOWAIT] [NOERR]
    >>>Examples:
    >>>>DISKPART> format fs=fat32
    >>>>
    >>>>There is no volume selected.
    >>>>Please select a volume and try again.

    >>
    >>>DISKPART> format f: fs=fat32
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format f:fs=fat32
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>> FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="New Volume" QUICK COMPRESS
    >>> FORMAT RECOMMENDED OVERRIDE
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format fs=f:
    >>>
    >>>There is no volume selected.
    >>>Please select a volume and try again.
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT

    >>
    >>>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fs:>
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fat32:>
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format f:
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT

    >>
    >>>DISKPART> format f:\ fs=fat32
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format disk 1 fs=fat32
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>DISKPART> format fs=fat32 f:
    >>>
    >>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Have a good day,
    >> RScotti
    >>
    >> remove "nospam" in order to email me.
    >>


    Have a good day,
    RScotti

    remove "nospam" in order to email me.


  5. #5
    John Barnes Guest

    Re: Diskpart Format command

    Richard is correct. Wait until you have it and you will be offered 3
    formats including FAT FAT32 and NTFS. Don't get your shorts all twisted
    before you have your drive.

    "RScotti" <rscotti1@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:krg6v2tb3cmtscoi35agvpnv6loin2enhp@4ax.com...
    > That won't work. That is only for NTFS formats according to Ed Bott.
    > Have to use Diskpart or maybe just Format.
    > On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 22:08:58 GMT, "Richard" <noemail@thisaddress.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Plug the device in & right click it in "My Computer" choose format.
    >>
    >>"RScotti" <rscotti1@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
    >>news:c206v216u08o6e0db7ig2debvr6sr9s3mb@4ax.com...
    >>>I am trying to find the right command to format my 8 GB USB Flash drive
    >>>to
    >>>Fat 32 when I get it in two days but can't
    >>> find the right command on where to put the volume. I can't find the
    >>> syntax
    >>> in the help file for the drive letter.
    >>> I am new to this so I am probably missing it.
    >>>
    >>>>DISKPART> help format
    >>>>
    >>>> Formats the specified volume for use with Windows.
    >>>>
    >>>>Usage: FORMAT [{[FS=<FS>] [REVISION=<X.XX>] | RECOMMENDED}]
    >>>>[LABEL=<"label">]
    >>>> [UNIT=<N>] [QUICK] [COMPRESS] [OVERRIDE] [NOWAIT] [NOERR]
    >>>>Examples:
    >>>>>DISKPART> format fs=fat32
    >>>>>
    >>>>>There is no volume selected.
    >>>>>Please select a volume and try again.
    >>>
    >>>>DISKPART> format f: fs=fat32
    >>>>
    >>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>
    >>>>DISKPART> format f:fs=fat32
    >>>>
    >>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>> FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="New Volume" QUICK COMPRESS
    >>>> FORMAT RECOMMENDED OVERRIDE
    >>>>
    >>>>DISKPART> format fs=f:
    >>>>
    >>>>There is no volume selected.
    >>>>Please select a volume and try again.
    >>>>
    >>>>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>>>
    >>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>>>
    >>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>
    >>>>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fs:>
    >>>>
    >>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>
    >>>>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fat32:>
    >>>>
    >>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>
    >>>>DISKPART> format f:
    >>>>
    >>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>>DISKPART> format f:\ fs=fat32
    >>>>
    >>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>
    >>>>DISKPART> format disk 1 fs=fat32
    >>>>
    >>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>
    >>>>DISKPART> format fs=fat32 f:
    >>>>
    >>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Have a good day,
    >>> RScotti
    >>>
    >>> remove "nospam" in order to email me.
    >>>

    >
    > Have a good day,
    > RScotti
    >
    > remove "nospam" in order to email me.
    >



  6. #6
    ray Guest

    Re: Diskpart Format command

    On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 14:26:00 -0500, RScotti wrote:

    > I am trying to find the right command to format my 8 GB USB Flash drive to Fat 32 when I get it in two days but can't
    > find the right command on where to put the volume. I can't find the syntax in the help file for the drive letter.
    > I am new to this so I am probably missing it.
    >
    >


    I should think it would come formatted - they generally do. And since
    FAT16 maxes out at 2gb (or 4gb depending on implementation) I would
    imagine it is already formatted FAT32.

    The Gparted Linux Live CD is great for exercises like that.


  7. #7
    RScotti Guest

    Re: Diskpart Format command

    I hope your right. Than I don't have to worry about it.
    On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 18:49:03 -0700, ray <ray@zianet.com> wrote:

    >On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 14:26:00 -0500, RScotti wrote:
    >
    >> I am trying to find the right command to format my 8 GB USB Flash drive to Fat 32 when I get it in two days but can't
    >> find the right command on where to put the volume. I can't find the syntax in the help file for the drive letter.
    >> I am new to this so I am probably missing it.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >I should think it would come formatted - they generally do. And since
    >FAT16 maxes out at 2gb (or 4gb depending on implementation) I would
    >imagine it is already formatted FAT32.
    >
    >The Gparted Linux Live CD is great for exercises like that.


    Have a good day,
    RScotti

    remove "nospam" in order to email me.


  8. #8
    RScotti Guest

    Re: Diskpart Format command

    Just curious but where does it offer this. in Diskpart or Format cmd?
    On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 17:09:25 -0800, "John Barnes" <jbarnes@email.net> wrote:

    >Richard is correct. Wait until you have it and you will be offered 3
    >formats including FAT FAT32 and NTFS. Don't get your shorts all twisted
    >before you have your drive.
    >
    >"RScotti" <rscotti1@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
    >news:krg6v2tb3cmtscoi35agvpnv6loin2enhp@4ax.com...
    >> That won't work. That is only for NTFS formats according to Ed Bott.
    >> Have to use Diskpart or maybe just Format.
    >> On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 22:08:58 GMT, "Richard" <noemail@thisaddress.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Plug the device in & right click it in "My Computer" choose format.
    >>>
    >>>"RScotti" <rscotti1@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
    >>>news:c206v216u08o6e0db7ig2debvr6sr9s3mb@4ax.com...
    >>>>I am trying to find the right command to format my 8 GB USB Flash drive
    >>>>to
    >>>>Fat 32 when I get it in two days but can't
    >>>> find the right command on where to put the volume. I can't find the
    >>>> syntax
    >>>> in the help file for the drive letter.
    >>>> I am new to this so I am probably missing it.
    >>>>
    >>>>>DISKPART> help format
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Formats the specified volume for use with Windows.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Usage: FORMAT [{[FS=<FS>] [REVISION=<X.XX>] | RECOMMENDED}]
    >>>>>[LABEL=<"label">]
    >>>>> [UNIT=<N>] [QUICK] [COMPRESS] [OVERRIDE] [NOWAIT] [NOERR]
    >>>>>Examples:
    >>>>>>DISKPART> format fs=fat32
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>There is no volume selected.
    >>>>>>Please select a volume and try again.
    >>>>
    >>>>>DISKPART> format f: fs=fat32
    >>>>>
    >>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>
    >>>>>DISKPART> format f:fs=fat32
    >>>>>
    >>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>> FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="New Volume" QUICK COMPRESS
    >>>>> FORMAT RECOMMENDED OVERRIDE
    >>>>>
    >>>>>DISKPART> format fs=f:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>There is no volume selected.
    >>>>>Please select a volume and try again.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>
    >>>>>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>
    >>>>>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fs:>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>
    >>>>>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fat32:>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>
    >>>>>DISKPART> format f:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>
    >>>>>DISKPART> format f:\ fs=fat32
    >>>>>
    >>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>
    >>>>>DISKPART> format disk 1 fs=fat32
    >>>>>
    >>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>
    >>>>>DISKPART> format fs=fat32 f:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Have a good day,
    >>>> RScotti
    >>>>
    >>>> remove "nospam" in order to email me.
    >>>>

    >>
    >> Have a good day,
    >> RScotti
    >>
    >> remove "nospam" in order to email me.
    >>


    Have a good day,
    RScotti

    remove "nospam" in order to email me.


  9. #9
    John Barnes Guest

    Re: Diskpart Format command

    Format command


    "RScotti" <rscotti1@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:kto6v29sgrkap84g3ra2hr1q2ib2viutrm@4ax.com...
    > Just curious but where does it offer this. in Diskpart or Format cmd?
    > On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 17:09:25 -0800, "John Barnes" <jbarnes@email.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Richard is correct. Wait until you have it and you will be offered 3
    >>formats including FAT FAT32 and NTFS. Don't get your shorts all twisted
    >>before you have your drive.
    >>
    >>"RScotti" <rscotti1@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
    >>news:krg6v2tb3cmtscoi35agvpnv6loin2enhp@4ax.com...
    >>> That won't work. That is only for NTFS formats according to Ed Bott.
    >>> Have to use Diskpart or maybe just Format.
    >>> On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 22:08:58 GMT, "Richard" <noemail@thisaddress.com>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Plug the device in & right click it in "My Computer" choose format.
    >>>>
    >>>>"RScotti" <rscotti1@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
    >>>>news:c206v216u08o6e0db7ig2debvr6sr9s3mb@4ax.com...
    >>>>>I am trying to find the right command to format my 8 GB USB Flash drive
    >>>>>to
    >>>>>Fat 32 when I get it in two days but can't
    >>>>> find the right command on where to put the volume. I can't find the
    >>>>> syntax
    >>>>> in the help file for the drive letter.
    >>>>> I am new to this so I am probably missing it.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>DISKPART> help format
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Formats the specified volume for use with Windows.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Usage: FORMAT [{[FS=<FS>] [REVISION=<X.XX>] | RECOMMENDED}]
    >>>>>>[LABEL=<"label">]
    >>>>>> [UNIT=<N>] [QUICK] [COMPRESS] [OVERRIDE] [NOWAIT] [NOERR]
    >>>>>>Examples:
    >>>>>>>DISKPART> format fs=fat32
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>There is no volume selected.
    >>>>>>>Please select a volume and try again.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>DISKPART> format f: fs=fat32
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>DISKPART> format f:fs=fat32
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>> FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="New Volume" QUICK COMPRESS
    >>>>>> FORMAT RECOMMENDED OVERRIDE
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>DISKPART> format fs=f:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>There is no volume selected.
    >>>>>>Please select a volume and try again.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fs:>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fat32:>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>DISKPART> format f:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>DISKPART> format f:\ fs=fat32
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>DISKPART> format disk 1 fs=fat32
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>DISKPART> format fs=fat32 f:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>>>>>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Have a good day,
    >>>>> RScotti
    >>>>>
    >>>>> remove "nospam" in order to email me.
    >>>>>
    >>>
    >>> Have a good day,
    >>> RScotti
    >>>
    >>> remove "nospam" in order to email me.
    >>>

    >
    > Have a good day,
    > RScotti
    >
    > remove "nospam" in order to email me.
    >



  10. #10
    Michal Kawecki Guest

    Re: Diskpart Format command

    You must first select disk and partition. One example:
    list disk
    select disk 3
    list partition
    select partition 1
    format fs=fat32 quick
    exit
    --
    Michal Kawecki [Windows - Shell/User MVP]
    Warsaw, PL

    "RScotti" <rscotti1@nospam.verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:c206v216u08o6e0db7ig2debvr6sr9s3mb@4ax.com...
    >I am trying to find the right command to format my 8 GB USB Flash drive
    >to Fat 32 when I get it in two days but can't
    > find the right command on where to put the volume. I can't find the
    > syntax in the help file for the drive letter.
    > I am new to this so I am probably missing it.
    >
    >>DISKPART> help format
    >>
    >> Formats the specified volume for use with Windows.
    >>
    >>Usage: FORMAT [{[FS=<FS>] [REVISION=<X.XX>] | RECOMMENDED}]
    >>[LABEL=<"label">]
    >> [UNIT=<N>] [QUICK] [COMPRESS] [OVERRIDE] [NOWAIT] [NOERR]
    >>Examples:
    >>>DISKPART> format fs=fat32
    >>>
    >>>There is no volume selected.
    >>>Please select a volume and try again.

    >
    >>DISKPART> format f: fs=fat32
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format f:fs=fat32
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >> FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="New Volume" QUICK COMPRESS
    >> FORMAT RECOMMENDED OVERRIDE
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format fs=f:
    >>
    >>There is no volume selected.
    >>Please select a volume and try again.
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT

    >
    >>DISKPART> format <fs=f:>
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fs:>
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format f:<fs=fat32:>
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format f:
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT

    >
    >>DISKPART> format f:\ fs=fat32
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format disk 1 fs=fat32
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT
    >>
    >>DISKPART> format fs=fat32 f:
    >>
    >>The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
    >>For more information on the command type: HELP FORMAT

    >
    >
    >
    > Have a good day,
    > RScotti
    >
    > remove "nospam" in order to email me.
    >




  11. #11
    RScotti Guest

    Re: Diskpart Format command

    Thanks for the information. I didn't know that.
    On Sun, 11 Mar 2007 23:55:27 +0100, "Michal Kawecki" <kkwinto@o2.pl> wrote:

    >You must first select disk and partition. One example:
    >list disk
    >select disk 3
    >list partition
    >select partition 1
    >format fs=fat32 quick
    >exit


    Have a good day,
    RScotti

    remove "nospam" in order to email me.


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