Lost Some Hard Drive

  D@z© 20:34 19 May 09

The hard drive I have windows on is using 20GB when I have nothing on it apart from windows and a couple of programs. Wheres it gone and how can I get it back. In disk management 9.77Gb seems to be allocated to EISA Configuration. What is this and how can I get that back.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:44 19 May 09

Utility Partition and is not required for normal operation of the System.

Usually only 32MB

The partition is there so that the Diagnostics & EISA Configuration can be run without using a boot Disk. The EISA Configuration is a utility that came on a floppy dick with your pc and it is used to configure your system if there is an ISA or EISA device, it writes itself to that partition. Or if you run Dell Diagnostics which is on 5 floppy disks ( why they dont have it on a cd is beyond me) , they write themselves to this partition.

It may be that Your EISA partition contains a snapshot of your system.

  D@z© 08:32 20 May 09

How do I get rid of this and merge the space with the main drive. Or even run the back up from this eisa. Does this eisa take it back to when I bought the PC if so how do I run it.

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