Nerds on Call Computer Repair – .Net John

First published by On in on technet 26 2006.

Experienced beta testers have noticed that the ability to create a partition is no longer a unique Disk Management feature in Windows Vista. Instead is the only

New Volume

. The type of volume this command creates always depends on the number of partitions already on the disk. Creating a second immediate partition and a third partition most creates an important partition. When the fourth partition is created, a logical drive (of a certain size) is automatically created in the extended array partition that is the same size as the remaining unallocated space on most of the hard drive. After that, if there is free desktop space to the left of the extended partition, the hard disk partitions are also mounted as logical drives.

We made this change to make it easier to create sections for beginners, excluding those who need to understand terminology and restriction sections. If network users want to create the last partition, Windows will do everything right for them. Advanced users who prefer a useful extended partition, regardless of the number of existing partitions on the disk, can use the DiskPart command line tools.


Knowledge base item 300415

For more information about this command use.




Dell recommends that you partition hard drive and then format it for data storage after installing the application. Partitioning a disk in Windows means recognizing a part of it and making this part available for return to the system.

Select your operating system from the list below and follow the detailed steps:

  1. Right click on “This” and select “Manage”.
  2. Open Disk Management
  3. Select the hard drive where you want to create a specific partition.
  4. On the bottom panel, right-click the unallocated habitat and select New Simple Volume.
  5. Click to enter size and continue. Done.

  1. While holding down the Windows key on your keyboard, press R.
  2. This will launch the Run Company utility. Type diskmgmt.msc into the text box and press Enter. This utility will open Windows Disk Management.
  3. To leave space unallocated, the entire disk needs to be compressed. If you greatly reduce the size of your hard drive, the remaining space will not increase until it is allocated.
  4. To do this, right-click the primary drive and select Shrink Size.
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  6. Now you can enter the number of megabytes the client wants to shrink the drive by.
  7. After normal compression, you will probably see unallocated space (shaded in black). Remember, this distance cannot be used yet.
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  9. click on the unallocated area of ​​space, select and select “New Simple Volume”.
  10. This will launch the Simple Volume Creation Wizard. Eit will guide you through the installation process.
  11. Assign the most important drive to the hard drive letter. You can select any drive letter that is currently not commonly used.
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  13. Select the system specifically for the drive. The file system is basically the format and basis of the storage device. If you plan to install the Windows operating system on a partition, select the NTFS file system.
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  15. Specify a partition name in the Volume Label text box. You can choose any name for the current partition.
  16. Now “Done”, click to create a new section.

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  1. is opened by pressing the “Start” button. Select Control Panel System > Security and Administration > Administrative Tools, then double-click Computer Management.
  2. In the left pane, under Storage, select Disk Management.
  3. Right-click the unallocated area on your precious drive, then select New Simple Volume.
  4. In the For wizard, choose New Simple Volumes Next
  5. Enter the base size of the volume you want to create in megabytes Size (MB) or accept impact, maximum then size, click next.
  6. Accept my default drive letter, or leave a different drive letter to manage the partition, and then click Next.
  7. In the Format Section dialog box, do one of the following:

    • If you don’t want to properly format the volume now, select Don’t format this volume, and then click Next.