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Windows 7: DISKPART : At PC Startup


DISKPART : At PC Startup

How to Boot to DISKPART at PC Startup
Published by Bare Foot Kid
22 Oct 2010
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Open Windows DISKPART at System Startup
This is an outline of the methods to boot (start) the PC to open DISKPART so you can manipulate the Solid State Drive (SSD) or Hard Disk Drive (HDD) partitions before you start an installation or for any other reason.

Let's get started!



DISKPART : At PC Startup Method One DISKPART : At PC Startup
Windows 7 Full Installer

1) In the BIOS set the boot order to boot first from the CD/DVD Drive, insert the Windows 7 instalation DVD and restart the PC, at the first black/screen hit the space bar for the "Press any key ... " prompt, then at the "Language" screen hold the "Shift" key and hit the F10 hot-key to open a command window.


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DISKPART : At PC Startup-any-key2.jpg
DISKPART : At PC Startup-select3.jpg
2) In the command window that opens type diskpart <enter> to get started.

To close the command window when finished type exit <enter> to leave diskpart, then exit <enter> again to close the command window and get back to the installer.
DISKPART : At PC Startup-diskpart.jpg



DISKPART : At PC Startup Method Two DISKPART : At PC Startup
Windows Repair CD

In the BIOS set the boot order to boot first from the CD/DVD Drive, insert the created repair CD and restart the PC.

1) At the first black/screen hit the space bar for the "Press any key ... " prompt, after the "Loading Files" screen, select your language, then it'll do a search.
DISKPART : At PC Startup-recovery.jpg
DISKPART : At PC Startup-search.jpg
2) Select the desired OS and click next.
DISKPART : At PC Startup-next.jpg
3) In the Choose a Recovery Tool dialog box click Command Prompt, in the command window that opens type diskpart <enter> to get started.
DISKPART : At PC Startup-command.jpg
When finished with diskpart type exit <enter> to leave diskpart, then exit <enter> again to close the command window.

Then click Restart in the Choose a Recovery Tool dialog box that's still open to finish up.



DISKPART : At PC Startup Method Three DISKPART : At PC Startup
Vista Full Installer

In the BIOS set the boot order to boot first from the CD/DVD Drive, insert the Windows Vista full installer DVD and restart the PC, at the first black/screen hit the space bar for the "Press any key ... " prompt, then at the "Language" screen click next, at the "Install ... " screen click Repair Your Computer.

From there the steps are exactly the same as in Method Two above, starting at step #1 to get to the command window, also to close the command window and finish up.
DISKPART : At PC Startup-vistalanguage.jpg
DISKPART : At PC Startup-vistarepair.jpg
Enjoy!

22 Oct 2010   #1
madtownidiot

 

very nice.. a convenient link I can use instead of explaining it over and over again.


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22 Oct 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
very nice.. a convenient link I can use instead of explaining it over and over again.


Thank you, it would have saved the confusion I caused in this thread yesterday with my #2 post.

Newby problem - Windows 7 and RAID 5
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22 Oct 2010   #3
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Great Tutorial Ted
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22 Oct 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thank you Josh.
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22 Oct 2010   #5
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
very nice.. a convenient link I can use instead of explaining it over and over again.


Thank you, it would have saved the confusion I caused in this thread yesterday with my #2 post.

Newby problem - Windows 7 and RAID 5
I ought to record the process I use to make custom images for the more difficult installs in order to make a tutorial, but whenever I'm in the middle of something like that, I've usually got 7 other things going on at the same time. I know if more people knew how to do that, there wouldn't be so many driver related BSODs after the install is complete, especially with chipsets and graphics card drivers.
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22 Oct 2010   #6
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Very nice!
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22 Oct 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thank you Danny, I still have some work to do to Method Two to get it correct.
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14 Nov 2010   #8
mobifreaksam

Windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 

Hello, I am living in india.Friends i have bought a Dell about a month ago a laptop with windows 7 home basic 64 bit OS,320 GB hard disc and i3 processor. My problem is :
I have recieved it with os installed and no partition of 320 GB HDD. Now i want atleast 2 more partition on it. How can i do it without harming the present system as it is? (I mean keeping the OS installed.). Can the Dell service tech. help me do it ? Or its not possible anyway? Need a solution. Can you help ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mobifreaksam View Post
Hello, I am living in india.Friends i have bought a Dell about a month ago a laptop with windows 7 home basic 64 bit OS,320 GB hard disc and i3 processor. My problem is :
I have recieved it with os installed and no partition of 320 GB HDD. Now i want atleast 2 more partition on it. How can i do it without harming the present system as it is? (I mean keeping the OS installed.). Can the Dell service tech. help me do it ? Or its not possible anyway? Need a solution. Can you help ?


I already answered you here at Post #15 have a look at that.
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