The Command Prompt allows you to run programs by typing in commands. There is also a more powerful command prompt called the PowerShell.
Partitioning a Drive
You can partition your drive using the diskpart command. Note this command will erase any data currently stored on a drive. Type diskpart at the command prompt to begin.
|list disk||list all available disks|
|select disk <x>||select disk x (use disk number from list command)|
|clean||remove all partitions on disk|
|create partition primary size=<size>||create new primary partition (size in bytes)|
|list partition||list all partitions|
|select partition <x>||select partition x (use partition number from list command)|
Formatting a Drive
You can format your drive using the format command. Note this command will erase any data currently stored on a drive.
|format x: /q /fs:<filesystem>||Format drive x using quick format. For x, specify drive letter.
For file system use NTFS, exFAT or FAT32. NTFS for internal windows drives. exFAT for external drives on windows & mac.
System File Checker
Type SFC /SCANNOW to check the integrity of all protected system files.
You can also use
/VERIFYONLY: Only checks integrity of system files
/SCANFILE: Scans and fixes specific file
/VERIFYFILE: Verifies the integrity of a specific file.
Check Disk for Errors
type chkdsk <drive letter>:
chkdsk c: /f
/f Fixes errors on the disk.
/r Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.
/x Forces the volume to dismount first, if necessary
Map Network Drive
You can use this command to map network drives in Windows.
Net use <drive letter>: “<network share path>” /persistent:yes
Net use P: “\\titan\shared area” /persistent:yes