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I cannot find the format command in diskpart.exe on my Widnows 2003

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Hi everyone,

Server: HP DL380 G5
OS: Windows 2003, R2
Raid Controller: HP Smart Array P400
HDD: 500GB 6G SAS 7.2K rpm SFF  2.5

I use diskpart.exe for formatting, but I cannot find the "format" command when I do DISKPART>Help
Microsoft DiskPart version 5.2.3790.3959

ADD            - Add a mirror to a simple volume.
ACTIVE      - Marks the current basic partition as active.
ASSIGN      - Assign a drive letter or mount point to the selected volume.
AUTOMOUNT   - Enables and disables automatic mounting of basic volumes.
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.
ATTRIBUTES  - Manipulate volume attributes.
EXIT        - Exit DiskPart
EXTEND      - Extend a volume.
GPT         - Assigns attributes to the selected GPT partition.
HELP        - Prints a list of commands.
IMPORT      - Imports a disk group.
INACTIVE    - Marks the current basic partition as inactive.
LIST        - Prints out a list of objects.
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      - Repairs a RAID-5 volume with a failed member.
RESCAN      - Rescan the computer looking for disks and volumes.
RETAIN      - Place a retained partition under a simple volume.
SELECT      - Move the focus to an object.
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That are all I can see with my diskpart. Could you give me some advices?
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by:Chris Millard
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766465(WS.10).aspx

...the above link has the command options for Diskpart (including the FORMAT option)
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Hi Roybridge,

I think you misunderstood my issue. My issue that I cannot find "format" command in my diskpart verison. I would like to know if there are any issues OR missing OR out updating in my diskpart version. If yes, please give me the download link.  
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Maybe that version did not have it.  Try the format command instead.
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I tried to use format and Disk Management. But both of them failed.
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Don't think you'll find a format command in the 2003 version of diskpart, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa995867%28EXCHG.65%29.aspx for example - create the partition using diskpart then format it using format.exe or windows disk management.
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The format command failed???  format.exe ???  
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C:\>FORMAT F: /FS:NTFS /Q
The type of the file system is RAW.
The new file system is NTFS.

WARNING, ALL DATA ON NON-REMOVABLE DISK
DRIVE F: WILL BE LOST!
Proceed with Format (Y/N)? Y
QuickFormatting 1992167M
Volume label (32 characters, ENTER for none)?
Creating file system structures.
Format failed.
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Try the clean command in diskpart.
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Dear All,

Finally, the problem was found and due to HP Array Configuration Utility (Windows version). I used a smart start DVD (from HP) and do the Array Configuration from boot up. It's done without any "format" issue.
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Fully solved the issue.
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