And then the fourth disk already has a volume defined

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anything on them. And then the fourth disk already has a volume defined on it. So, what we want to do is create volumes on the second and third disks in this system. So, to do this I first need to run the diskpart command. And then at the diskpart prompt, the first thing I need to do is identify which disk I want to work on because right now we haven't told diskpart which one. There're four different disks in this system. To see the lists of disks, we type list disk at the diskpart command. And here you see Disk 0, 1, 2 and 3. Disk 0 has our operating system installed.You can see that all of the free disk space has been consumed. Disk 3 also has a volume on it and it also consumes the entire disk, and you'll note over here that there's a star in the GPT column indicating that this disk has been configured to use the GPT partitioning format instead of MBR. Creating a Volume on an MBR Disk 1:55-5:26 So, we want to create a volume on Disk 1. So, to do this I'm going to type select Disk 1 and it tells me that Disk 1 is now the selected disk. Now, if for some reason the disk is not online. You'll need to use the online disk command to bring it online. And that isn't necessary in this situation because it already is. But just be aware that if that is the case, you would need to enter this command at this point. So, the next thing I need to do is decide whether or not I want to use the MBR partitioning format or the GPT partitioning format. For this disk let's use the MBR, so I type convert MBR and it tells us that Disk 1 has now been successfully converted to use the MBR partitioning format. With that done, our next task is to create a primary partition on this volume. So we type create partition primary Okay, so we've succeeded in creating a partition on disk one and because we didn't specify a custom size it encompasses the entire hard disk. So, at this point we need to format that partition with a file system so we can save data on it. Now, because it is possible for a disk to have multiple partitions defined, that's not the case here, we only have one, but because it is theoretically possible we need to then tell diskpart which disk partition it is we want to work on. So, let's first type the 'list part' command to view all of the partitions currently defined on the disk. And as we said there's only one. So now we need to tell diskpart which partition it is we want to work on. So we type 'select partition part 1', and we can see that partition one is now the selected partition. And now, we can format that partition with a file system and it's essentially creating a volume. To do this we use a format command, we type format followed by the type of file system we want to create. This is done using the fs option. And then we use an equal sign to tell diskpart which file system we want to use on the partition. Let's just use NTFS this will create an NTFS file system on the partition. Then, we need to provide a label for the file system. This will be the volume name. And let's call this volume data and to speed things up I'm going to use a
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