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"format fs=ntfs" option doesn't work in Diskpart cmd, RRS feed

  • Question

  • Trying to prime UFD so I can image Windows 7 to deploy.

    "format fs=ntfs" option doesn't work in Diskpart cmd, in Deployment Tools Command Prompt. I followed the instructions to the letter.

    Please help, what am I missing, following is a copy of what I got;


    DISKPART> list partition

      Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
      -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
    * Partition 1    Primary            233 GB    32 KB

    DISKPART> select partition 1

    Partition 1 is now the selected partition.

    DISKPART> active

    DiskPart marked the current partition as active.

    DISKPART> Format fs=ntfs quick

    Microsoft DiskPart version 5.1.3565

    ADD         - Add a mirror to a simple volume.
    ACTIVE      - Marks the current basic partition as an active boot partition.
    ASSIGN      - Assign a drive letter or mount point to the selected volume.
    BREAK       - Break a mirror set.
    CLEAN       - Clear the configuration information, or all information, off the
                  disk.
    CONVERT     - Converts between different disk formats.
    CREATE      - Create a volume or partition.
    DELETE      - Delete an object.
    DETAIL      - Provide details about an object.
    EXIT        - Exit DiskPart
    EXTEND      - Extend a volume.
    HELP        - Prints a list of commands.
    IMPORT      - Imports a disk group.
    LIST        - Prints out a list of objects.
    INACTIVE    - Marks the current basic partition as an inactive partition.
    ONLINE      - Online a disk that is currently marked as offline.
    REM         - Does nothing. Used to comment scripts.
    REMOVE      - Remove a drive letter or mount point assignment.
    REPAIR      - Repair a RAID-5 volume.
    RESCAN      - Rescan the computer looking for disks and volumes.
    RETAIN      - Place a retainer partition under a simple volume.
    SELECT      - Move the focus to an object.

    DISKPART>

    Thursday, June 17, 2010 1:37 PM

Answers

  • you did transfer the boot.wim into your winpe_x86\ISO\sources folder, didn't you?  some published instructions mistakenly omit that step.

     

    according to your system's datasheet (pdf), it contains a reasonably modern intel 965 chipset.  i cannot imagine that you would need to include drivers anywhere.

    i have sometimes seen problems booting DVD or USB from a poweron cold-start.  try booting to the bios boot-selection menu (as you already did), but then <ctrl+alt+del> to warm-restart to that same point (to the bios boot-selection menu again).  then boot the media, and maybe it'll behave.

    otherwise, try redownloading the waik ?

    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Thursday, June 24, 2010 1:17 AM
    Friday, June 18, 2010 3:52 PM

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  • See Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7 @ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd535816.aspx
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 1:54 PM
  •  

    DISKPART> Format fs=ntfs quick

    Microsoft DiskPart version 5.1.3565

     


    Microsoft DiskPart version 6.0.6002  with vista

    Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7600  with windows7

     

    it is a good idea to format your ufd with ntfs.    files > 2 GB or those with some kinds of metadata do not transfer correctly with fat32.  here is an example.

    Thursday, June 17, 2010 2:18 PM
  • Thanks chaps, much appreciated.

    BUT now when I just cannot boot from the UFD, even by following the instructions to the letter, from following link;

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/d0d5ecc9-77d7-4699-ab36-d7321fb7705a

    I am using the Bootsect.exe which come with the MS AIK Kit.

    I have even created bootable CD + DVD following the  AIK documantation, to create & burn an winpe_x86.iso file.

    I get errors, during booting using both usb or cd/dvd media.

    Status error: 0xc000000f

    info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessable.

    I am using standard SFF PC Dell 745, they boot with other sofware cd's.

    What am doing wrong.

     

    Friday, June 18, 2010 2:38 PM
  • you did transfer the boot.wim into your winpe_x86\ISO\sources folder, didn't you?  some published instructions mistakenly omit that step.

     

    according to your system's datasheet (pdf), it contains a reasonably modern intel 965 chipset.  i cannot imagine that you would need to include drivers anywhere.

    i have sometimes seen problems booting DVD or USB from a poweron cold-start.  try booting to the bios boot-selection menu (as you already did), but then <ctrl+alt+del> to warm-restart to that same point (to the bios boot-selection menu again).  then boot the media, and maybe it'll behave.

    otherwise, try redownloading the waik ?

    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Thursday, June 24, 2010 1:17 AM
    Friday, June 18, 2010 3:52 PM
  • GnG, You were on tha money :-)

    Doh!.... didn't copy the boot.wim file......

    Also ommited from most documantation is to delete/remove the Bootfix.bin file  in C:\winpe_x86\ISO\boot.

    This prevents the "press any Key to boot from CD/DVD ROM", option.

    Thanks again.

    Monday, June 21, 2010 1:25 PM
  • How to convert NTFS to FAT32 without data losing and security? This question confused many people for many years. Actually, I tried many times, and also have tried many ways. It also always confused me. I get some information useful about converting NTFS to FAT32, hope it can make all of you clear about it.

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:35 AM
  • Hello I'm doing exactly what Mist_it was trying to do but I'm trying to prime UFD so I can image Windows XP embedded to deploy.  What am I missing?

    I can't format using diskpart, the command is not there?!

    • Edited by raphaelriv Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:30 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:22 PM
  • Try it on Windows 7.

    I had the same issue. nothing happens on XP when I used the same command. But, from Windows 7, it works as normal.

    Thanks

    JT

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012 12:27 AM
  • It will be really kind of you, if you share your solution. How you were able to run format command in diskpart?  I am trying diskpart utility for my unallocated hard drive, as windows always give the message "format could not complete successfully". When I run format in diskpart, i get the same list of options as you have shown.

    two weeks have passed and I am struggling to get my hard disk back.

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:32 PM