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DISKPART>

DISKPART> list disk

  Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
  --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
  Disk 0    Online          465 GB      0 B
  Disk 1    Online          245 MB      0 B
  Disk 2    Online          931 GB      0 B

DISKPART> select disk 1, replace 3

The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
For more information on the command type: HELP SELECT DISK

There is no disk selected.

DISKPART> select disk

The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
For more information on the command type: HELP SELECT DISK

There is no disk selected.

DISKPART> select disk 1, replace 4

The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
For more information on the command type: HELP SELECT DISK

There is no disk selected.

DISKPART> HELP SELECT DISK

    Selects the specified disk and shifts the focus to it.

Syntax:  SELECT DISK=<N>
         SELECT DISK=SYSTEM
         SELECT DISK=NEXT
         SELECT DISK=<Path>

    DISK=<N>
                The DiskPart disk index number of the disk to receive
                focus.

    DISK=<Path>
                The location path of the disk to receive focus.

    DISK=SYSTEM
                On BIOS machines, BIOS disk 0 will receive focus.
                On EFI machines, the disk containing the ESP partition
                used for the current boot will receive focus. On EFI
                machines, if there is no ESP, or there is more than
                one ESP present, or the machine is booted from Windows PE,
                the command will fail.

    DISK=NEXT
                Once a disk is selected, this command is used to iterate
                over all disks in the disk list. The next disk in the list
                will receive focus. If the next disk is the start of the
                enumeration, the command will fail and no disk will have
                focus.


    If no options are specified, the select command lists the disk that
    currently has the focus. You can view the DiskPart index numbers
    for all disks on the computer by using the LIST DISK command.

Example:

    SELECT DISK=1
    SELECT DISK=SYSTEM
    SELECT DISK=NEXT
    SELECT DISK=PCIROOT(0)#PCI(0100)#ATA(C00T00L01)

DISKPART> select disk 1, replace 4

The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
For more information on the command type: HELP SELECT DISK

There is no disk selected.

DISKPART> SELECT DISK 1, REPLACE 4

The arguments specified for this command are not valid.
For more information on the command type: HELP SELECT DISK

There is no disk selected.

DISKPART>
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bigbigpigCommented:
What are you trying to do?  At the DISKPART> prompt type SELECT DISK 1 and press enter.  But again, what do you want to do with DISK 1?
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jcob_lAuthor Commented:
How will I do this step?

Select the new partition. Enter the command select partition 1 and press Enter. Once you receive a confirmation message, type active and press Enter. This will activate the partition.

 
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Format the USB drive. Input the command format fs=fat32. When you press Enter, the program will work for a few minutes, and the progress will be displayed as a percentage.

 
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Assign the USB a drive letter. Enter the command assign to give the thumb drive a letter designation. Type exit to end the disk management program.

 
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Copy the operating system. Once the USB drive has been made bootable, you can copy over the installation files for the operating system you want to install. You can do this by dragging and dropping using your preferred file manager/explorer. Copy over any drivers you might need during the operating system installation to make the process much smoother.

 

DISKPART> SELECT DISK=2

Disk 2 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> dir

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7601

ACTIVE      - Mark the selected partition as active.
ADD         - Add a mirror to a simple volume.
ASSIGN      - Assign a drive letter or mount point to the selected volume.
ATTRIBUTES  - Manipulate volume or disk attributes.
ATTACH      - Attaches a virtual disk file.
AUTOMOUNT   - Enable and disable automatic mounting of basic volumes.
BREAK       - Break a mirror set.
CLEAN       - Clear the configuration information, or all information, off
              disk.
COMPACT     - Attempts to reduce the physical size of the file.
CONVERT     - Convert between different disk formats.
CREATE      - Create a volume, partition or virtual disk.
DELETE      - Delete an object.
DETAIL      - Provide details about an object.
DETACH      - Detaches a virtual disk file.
EXIT        - Exit DiskPart.
EXTEND      - Extend a volume.
EXPAND      - Expands the maximum size available on a virtual disk.
FILESYSTEMS - Display current and supported file systems on the volume.
FORMAT      - Format the volume or partition.
GPT         - Assign attributes to the selected GPT partition.
HELP        - Display a list of commands.
IMPORT      - Import a disk group.
INACTIVE    - Mark the selected partition as inactive.
LIST        - Display a list of objects.
MERGE       - Merges a child disk with its parents.
ONLINE      - Online an object that is currently marked as offline.
OFFLINE     - Offline an object that is currently marked as online.
RECOVER     - Refreshes the state of all disks in the selected pack.
              Attempts recovery on disks in the invalid pack, and
              resynchronizes mirrored volumes and RAID5 volumes
              that have stale plex or parity data.
REM         - Does nothing. This is used to comment scripts.
REMOVE      - Remove a drive letter or mount point assignment.
REPAIR      - Repair 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.
SAN         - Display or set the SAN policy for the currently booted OS.
SELECT      - Shift the focus to an object.
SETID       - Change the partition type.
SHRINK      - Reduce the size of the selected volume.
UNIQUEID    - Displays or sets the GUID partition table (GPT) identifier o
              master boot record (MBR) signature of a disk.

DISKPART> format fs=fat32

There is no volume selected.
Please select a volume and try again.

DISKPART>

DISKPART> FORMAT

There is no volume selected.
Please select a volume and try again.

DISKPART> FORMAT FS=FAT32

There is no volume selected.
Please select a volume and try again.

DISKPART>
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nobusCommented:
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andyalderCommented:
You must be following some copy/paste error in your instructions with this ", replace 3" at the end. It's probably telling you to replace "1" with the appropriate drive number.
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