What are the steps to create, format and install a new virtual disk in Windows

I swear I've scoured the Internet for days trying to find the details of this process, and I'm embarrassed to have failed in my quest to understand what I must be a very simple thing.  The best I can do is this:

Step 1: Create a new vmdk using vmware-vdiskmanager

Step 2:?

Step 3: Get your vmdk newly formatted using vmware-mount, or using "Map Virtual Disk" of the Workstation option

Now, you will see that somewhere between step 1 and 3, it is an essential step of the new vmdk format so that it can be recognized and mounted.  Simply, I can't find any example online how to do this.  I just know someone will say "just attach to a virtual machine and format her", to which my answer is "how?  It won't let me get an unformatted disk.  When I try to go directly to step 3 after step 1, I get the following error, "error reading volume information.  Please select another file to disk.

Help!

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VM--> change the settings.

Hardware tab.

Add the button.

Select "hard drive".  Follow the instructions in the wizard.  At the selection of create new floppy or use existing, select "Use an existing virtual disk" and find the vmdk file, you have created.

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