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Formats a disk for use with Windows 2000.

FORMAT volume [/FS:file-system] [/V:label] [/Q] [/A:size] [/C] [/X]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/F:size]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/T:tracks /N:sectors]
FORMAT volume [/V:label] [/Q] [/1] [/4]
FORMAT volume [/Q] [/1] [/4] [/8]

volume          Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon)

mount point
or volume name.
/FS:filesystem  Specifies the type of the file system (FAT
FAT32
or NTFS).
/V:label        Specifies the volume label.
/Q              Performs a quick format.
/C              Files created on the new volume will be compressed by
default.
/X              Forces the volume to dismount first if necessary.  All opened
handles to the volume would no longer be valid.
/A:size         Overrides the default allocation unit size. Default settings
are strongly recommended for general use.
NTFS supports 512
 1024 
 2048 
 4096 
 8192 
 16 
 32 
 64 
FAT supports 512
 1024 
 2048 
 4096 
 8192 
 16 
 32 
 64 

(128K
 256 
for sector size > 512 bytes).
FAT32 supports 512
 1024 
 2048 
 4096 
 8192 
 16 
 32 
 64 

(128K
 256 
for sector size > 512 bytes).

Note that the FAT and FAT32 files systems impose the
following restrictions on the number of clusters on a volume:

FAT: Number of clusters <= 65526
FAT32: 65526 < Number of clusters < 268435446

Format will immediately stop processing if it decides that
the above requirements cannot be met using the specified
cluster size.

NTFS compression is not supported for allocation unit sizes
above 4096.
/F:size         Specifies the size of the floppy disk to format (160

 180 
 320 
 360 
 640 
 720 
 1.2 
 1.23 
 1.44 
 2.88 
or 20.8).
/T:tracks       Specifies the number of tracks per disk side.
/N:sectors      Specifies the number of sectors per track.
/1              Formats a single side of a floppy disk.
/4              Formats a 5.25-inch 360K floppy disk in a
high-density drive.
/8              Formats eight sectors per track.