Diskpart (Recovery Console)

How to Use the Diskpart Command in the Windows XP Recovery Console

What Is the Diskpart Command?

The diskpart command is a Recovery Console command used to create or delete partitions on hard drives.

A diskpart command is also available from the Command Prompt and is used to start the DiskPart tool.

Diskpart Command Syntax

diskpart /add

/add = The /add option will create a new partition on the specified hard drive.

diskpart /delete

/delete = This option will remove a specified partition on a specified hard drive.

Diskpart Command Examples

diskpart /add \Device\HardDisk0 5000

In the above example, the diskpart command creates a 5,000 MB partition on the hard drive located at \Device\HardDisk0.

diskpart /delete \Device\HardDisk0\Partition1

In the above example, the diskpart command will remove the Partition1 partition located on the hard drive \Device\HardDisk0.

diskpart /delete G:

In the above example, the diskpart command will remove the partition currently assigned the drive letter G.

Diskpart Command Availability

The diskpart command is available from within the Recovery Console in Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Managing partitions is also possible, without the use of a command, from within any version of Windows using the Disk Management tool.

Diskpart Related Commands

The following commands are related to the diskpart command:

The fixboot, fixmbr, and bootcfg commands are often used with the diskpart command.