Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Deleted Eisa Partition! How Do I Recover?

Q: Deleted Eisa Partition! How Do I Recover?

hey i was reformatting my computer when i accidently deleted my EISA partition. is there any way that i can recover it or download a new one? i am having alot of system troubles and i am assuming this is to blame. any help will be much appreciated. my notepad was a acer extensa 2350. thx

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Deleted Eisa Partition! How Do I Recover?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Deleted Eisa Partition! How Do I Recover?

The EISA partition can be re-created only by using an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) system EISA utility. Is it a DELL machine? You might be able to use the DELL Utility CD to create one I guess.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 72.4

I was installing a fresh copy of Windows, when I wasnt paying attention and accidentally deleted the wrong partition(which was my full 80g hard drive that has everything on it!!). Luckily, I noticed what I had done BEFORE I formatted it. So now the partition is an unpartitioned 80g, and I installed a fresh copy of xp on the RIGHT hard drive i meant to install it on in the first place! Can anyone help me? That hard drive is very important to me, and I know there has to be a way to get it back. For right now I am leaving the unpartitioned drive alone until I get some feedback. So if anyone can help, suggest a EASY to use program, or give any support, IT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! Thankyou very much!

A:Help me recover....?, Partition Deleted, Help Me Recover It

http://www.runtime.org/gdb.htm

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 72.4

I was installing a fresh copy of Windows, when I wasnt paying attention and accidentally deleted the wrong partition(which was my full 80g hard drive that has everything on it!!). Luckily, I noticed what I had done BEFORE I formatted it. So now the partition is an unpartitioned 80g, and I installed a fresh copy of xp on the RIGHT hard drive i meant to install it on in the first place! Can anyone help me? That hard drive is very important to me, and I know there has to be a way to get it back. For right now I am leaving the unpartitioned drive alone until I get some feedback. So if anyone can help, suggest a EASY to use program, or give any support, IT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! Thankyou very much!
 

A:Help me recover....?, Partition Deleted, Help Me Recover It

Partition undelete

Have a look at TestDisk
 

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 71.2

Hi-

I accidentally started to install a new version of XP Home on an existing partition that had a good working XP home on it. I got to the point on the install where it highlighted the good partition and I hit "L" to erase it. At that point I stopped and tried a repair from the XP Home disk but no luck. Since it didn't overwrite it (probably just erased some pointers) is there any way to get back the good partition/OS that was on this disk?

Thanks

Koetsu13
 

A:recover a deleted partition?

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 71.2

Hi Guys,

I have two HDs, 80 Gig primary and 120 gig secondary. I had win xp installed and running off the 80 gig and I backed up all my files onto the 120 gig. I then decided to format the 80 gig drive

I used a win 98 boot disk and formatted the 80 gig hd. then I started the win xp cd and it asked which partition I would like to choose. I chose the partitioned 120 gig drive not realizing what I had done. I confirmed the partition removal and then realized what I did. So I start flipping out and I restart my comp

I looked for my files and 120 gig drive but it was gone. I'm really going crazy. So I researched a little and I have two utilities on disk (mbrwork and testdisk) I started to run mbrwork and it has been searching for recoverable partitions for the past 2 hours. I don't know what to do and I really need the files on the 120 gig HD. I didn't install windows and I haven't done anything other than run the utility. Can someone please help me. I don't know what I'll do if I can't get my files back.

Thanks
-Rob
 

A:recover deleted partition please HELP!

Rob, There are utilities that can rebuild a File Allocation Table. I have never used one but I understand that they work by installing the hosed drive as a slave to another bootable drive and running the software from the boot drive to fix the slave.

I can't tell you any names but a Google search should get you plenty of hits.

Good luck. There is hope.

>>I checked with one of my favorite software producers, Acronis, and found this. If it works like the other software I use from them, it'll be all you need.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

I just made a terrible mistake!

I've recently set up a desktop PC after 2 years without one.

Anyway, I've been backing up all my old 3.5 Inch HD's to newer and larger drives.

I just got finished moving a heap of files to a new drive, and when done, accidentally deleted the partition of the new drive and was just about to format it thinking it was the old empty drive when I realised what I had done...

So my question is, is it possible to recover a deleted partition? I'm guessing all the information is still on the drive as I haven't actually formatted it.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:How can I recover an accidentally deleted HD partition?

Yes.

Undelete it.

Partition recovery function on any number of partition tools will do that.

Partition wizard free is popular.

Best done from a boot disc here: Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Local Download

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

I have hp 1000 laptop.operation system is windows 7 ultimate.
500gb hard drive with 100gb (C),185bg (E),180gb (F) partitions,Fist I had accidentily deleted E and F with partition magic soft ware.after that those partitions were invisible. so then i try to activated in devise manager.then i restart and now i can't log in.(boot failure)
is there any way to recover all my partitions.......

A:How to recover my deleted system partition

Download Partition Wizard and burn to CD with Windows Image Burner.

Boot and run the Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

Once all partitions are recovered, post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Forums. Tell us exactly what you want to do and we will give you the steps.

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

Hello! I really need your help. I formatted a desktop computer - deleted all the partitions and created a new one. Now, a partition where all the needed files were formatted and deleted as well. Is there any way where I can recover the files? Thank you so much for your help!!

-Jezzelyn
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

While trying to reinstall Windows 8 on a home PC we pulled the wrong hard drive and did a clean install on a drive that was being used to store a ton of files (videos, images, documents, etc) rather then a smaller drive that should have had the OS installed on it.

The original partition (on the storage drive) was deleted and then had 8 clean installed on it.

Is there any way to recover that deleted partition to get the files back?

Right now we're running a SuperScan with [email protected] Partition Recovery on the drive in question and it looks like it's going to take about 5 hours to complete. What's worrying us at the moment is the software is showing the deleted partition, and has folders from it in it, but there are no files. For example no videos or images yet.

I'm wondering if that just means the scan needs to complete or what. I don't know if anyone here has used [email protected] or has a better recommendation for partition recovery (if it's possible at this point) but the partition we're hoping to recover is listed as "Good".

Thanks in advance for any and all advice, if you need any more information, just let me know.
 

A:Recover Deleted Partition (Windows 8)

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

I accidentally deleted a partition during a re-install and now I need to see if I can get it back. What isthe best way to go about this? It is a SATA III drive, 1TB Seagate if that matters.

A:Deleted partition on re-install - need to recover it!

If you didn't create a new partition and installed files or a new OS over the space that was once the old partition, then there is a good chance you can recover.
Use the Free TestDisk program. I have had the best luck with GetDataBack. You will need another partition or drive of the same size or larger to restore your files to.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

Hi everyone,

First of all I apoligize if this the wrong section to post this and, im BEGGING you to please help me. As the title says, I lost my partition table.

I searched my issue on Google and it brought me here.

Here is my story:

1) I have a 1TB HDD with on partition.
2) I used the CLEAN command of DISKPART and accidentally deleted the partition.
3) After cleaning the disk I repartitioned it into two parts.
4) I formatted both parts using the quick format option.
5) I deleted the second partition created in step 4 and re partitioned it and formatted it using again the quick format option.
6) I realized about what I did and leave my disk to come here and look for some help before make a bigger mess, because I am afraid to execute any action without proper guidance.

But inbetween these steps I never wrote data into my disk.

I am really DESPERATE BECAUSE I have very valuable info. there.

If you can help me to recover my data I will be VERY VERY grateful to you.

Thanks for your time and answer guys.

Sincerely yours,

Sam.

A:DISKPART, how do I recover a deleted partition?, PLEASE HELP!!!

Hello Sam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I hope you have a backup of that deleted partition somewhere. Since you cleaned the disk, created new partitions, and formatted, the chances of recovering that deleted partition are very slim.

You might see if an option in the tutorial below may be able to recover it for you, but it doesn't sound promising.

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

How i can recover files from deleted partition ? free and paid software.
 

A:How to recover files from deleted partition

This helped me in the past: MiniTool Free Data Recovery Software | Power Data Recovery Free

I would still try this as my first option. There are many more out there though.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

Hi everyone,
I was trying to format my laptop and install a new version of Windows 8. I deleted my old Windows 8 partition and tried to install the new version, but I got an error about some GPT stuff.
I've looked for what it is and I found out that I could have just reinstalled Windows 8 using the Update and Recovery of Windows.
The problem is that I don't have the Windows 8 partition anymore. Is there a way to recover it now? Or do I have to install a new version of Windows 8?
In case, could you tell me how to go around the GPT problem?

My Laptop is a Lenovo Z580 and I haven't done anything after deleting the Windows 8 partition.

Thank you!

A:Recover deleted Windows 8 partition

Originally Posted by Gnottino90


I deleted my old Windows 8 partition and tried to install the new version, but I got an error about some GPT stuff.



Boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).

Quote from this post: UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link







   Tip
Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to MBR disk in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on a GPT disk.

- Boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
- But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then delete all partitions on the disk.



Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to GPT disk in UEFI Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on an MBR disk.

- Delete all partitions on the disk, so you can use... Read more

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

Ok so I apologize in advance if this story is a bit long, and horrifying (actually it's probably entertaining xD). I purchased the Lenovo y510p gaming laptop on back on July 14th 2014. I got the laptop, and it just didn't work for me. It didn't play the games I wanted it to, it had overheating issues, the keyboard had a really sharp edge making typing uncomfortable as well. After installing Sony Vegas and Avast, and just shifting some of my personal photos/music over, I made a backup of the laptop using the OneKey Recovery software. This backup was made to one of my 500GB external hard drives. So I then decided that I just didn't like the laptop, and it was time to return it. I called Newegg, and got my RMA all ready to go. Because I had lot of my personal files and programs, I decided the fastest way to delete everything would be to use the OneKey Recovery by Lenovo, and do a factory reset. At the time, I didn't think anything of this then simply putting the laptop back to exactly how I got it. I even booted it up after the factory reset, and it looked just like the first day I got it. Fast forward 2 weeks, and my RMA is denied from Newegg:   Your RMA (RMA Number: 60470880) return was received and sent to our Inspections Department for closer examination. 34-313-740 NB LENOVO IDEAPAD Y510P 59406636 RTSystem has been modified/altered original manufacturers operating system has been removed cannot access restore partition, this voids Newegg w... Read more

A:How to recover deleted "Recovery Partition"

If you only used One Key Recovery by Lenovo, it should not delete the partition. (I hope you did not format the whole system) Once you receive the laptop, you can check if this partition still exists in Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Disk Management.It should show some drives, other than the C: , D: and the SSD (if you have). Those drives are the recovery partitions. I can post a sample screenshot in the evening. Sadly, I do not know any way to recover that partition. As I have seen on this forum several people who lost that partition could not roll back their laptop to original settings without a recovery drive (which is different from a recovery backup).

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

I have two hard disk in my computer, Disk0 (500gb) and Disk1 (150gb). Problem is with disk1. 1st it was being used for Windows 7 (EFI, one main primary partition and Windows hidden system partitions) then I formatted it as FAT32 and used for backup and data.

During Windows 8.1 installation, when I was erasing partition on Disk0, accidentally / mistakenly deleted all small partitions on Disk1, didn't touch the bigger main partition of 149gb where the data is stored, now the situation is that in Windows Storage Management it's showing that partition as healthy partition but not as FAT32 but as 'Other' and I can not assign drive latter to it as all options are grayed out.

Tried some data recovery tools, can recover data using some of them but it's messed up, no folder hierarchy, no proper file names, very difficult to sort out, would you please suggest any better option, any way to recover partition to working state, or any data recovery with proper folders hierarchy?

A:Recover deleted partition table

If a partition is deleted but not formatted then it can be recovered using Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

Try also using PW to assign a drive letter to the data partition. How to Change Letter with partition manager - Partition Wizard Video Help.

If that fails try using Diskpart to assign a drive letter from booted Win7 installer System Recovery Options Command Line: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...=ws.10%29.aspx

A failed partition which cannot be assigned a letter using steps above can sometimes have its table restored using DiskGenius trial.

Once you can assign a letter I'd back up your data which should have already been backed up if it has any value to it, then run Disk Check or Partition Wizard Check File System

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 69.6

I deleted a partion using the windows 7 installer disk. Unfortunately I was a bit click happy and deleted my secondary drive (one partition if you call it that, as it took up the whole disk). This is my data drive. I keep everything there including a lot of very large, multimedia files that I cannot live without. After picking my heart back up out of my shoe I started asking for help and downloading as many free tools as I can. None of them have worked satisfactorily. Find and Mount looked extremely promising, saying it would find a mark on the HDD where a partition had been made previously and then allowing me to mount a read only version, then copying all the files as though the partition had never been damaged, if I wanted. Funnily enough not only did it fail to find a visable or lost partition on this drive, it even failed to find working partitions on any other drive. Pfft.I've tried Paragon Partition Manager. It told me my drive had errors and to run chkdsk. I did this but it didn't help. The programme had the same errors when I tested it on another drive. Another pfft.I tried EASEUS Partition Manager. It found the files... but it copied all 253 gb of them as 'raw' files or something like that. This means they were completely out of order, no folders and renamed 'file001.jpg' etc. This is useless for me as a lot of my files are .RARs that need to be in a sequence to option or similar issues and also with over 25000 files I cannot be arsed o... Read more

A:Recover data from deleted partition? URGENT

*bashes head against desk irrepairably staining LCD monitor with blood and brain*. "MUST BACK UP, MUST NOT DELETE BACK UP!!!"
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 69.6

Dear admin: I have an HP laptop15-F009VVM   that shipped with Windows 8.1. I upgraded to Windows 10 with 2 partition c & D  by mistake i delete D partition after install win 10 clean install how i can recover my deleted partition or files in D partition Regards  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 69.6

Hello members,

Hope you all are doing great. This is my first post & I am feeling very tensed right now. I was using disk management tool on windows 10 to delete the volume E. However by mistake I deleted the volume D & unallocated space increased .

After that I created new volume called Y out of the unallocated space. At this point I realized that I lost my D drive which has all my valuable data worth 30 GB.

Is there any way to recover the files and partition ? I tried easeus and it recovered the partition but with empty contents.

Please help me as my all work is stored on D drive and I am in wierd situation & totally scared about how do I explain this situation to my boss.

Hope someone will help me out...

Please help !

A:How do I recover accidentally deleted partition & its data?

This is a critical situation. Try to generate image of your drive and then experiment recovery options on it . Image of the drive won’t harm your data.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 69.6

Dear admin: I have an HP laptop15-F009VVM   that shipped with Windows 8.1. I upgraded to Windows 10 with 2 partition c & D  by mistake i delete D partition after install win 10 clean install how i can recover my deleted partition or files in D partition Regards  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 69.6

Whilst trying to reformat one hard drive i didnt realise that an external hardrive was still connected. Noticing a second harddrive on the screen i just thought that xp was being weird. and like an idiot i deleted the partiton before realising. Now the drive dosnt show in my computer.

What steps can i take to make this drive accessible again?

thanks for your time
 

A:recover a deleted partition on external harddrive

In Disk Management, RIght click on the drive and set a partition and format it . . this will erase all data so be sure that is ok!

Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . Disc Management
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 69.6

Hi Guys

I'm running XP and Lubuntu on an old pc. I recently erased my Local Disk D, which had most of my personal data on it. Local Disk C is still there and contains the XP OS.

I'm not so bothered about losing the data that was in D (the really important stuff was backed up) but Disk D took up nearly 40GB of space which I am now unable to access or utilise.

The full story is long so rather than recite it here if anyone is able to try to help it would be better if I just supply information as and when you require it.

I should say that I'm very much an IT beginner; until this all started I hadn't even heard of partitions, and sadly I'm still struggling with them.

Needless to say, very grateful for any help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2039 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller, 96 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 24998 MB, Free - 1771 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 085Ch
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Recover 'lost' space after partition deleted

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

I accidentally deleted the NTFS partition on my win home premium 64bit hard drive... I now need to recover it, but all the tools out there you have to pay for it to make it work fully, please help... hard drive is blank :'(

A:SUPER URGENT! NTFS partition deleted, need to recover

Unfortunately, there is no way to recover it if it was your c drive. You will have to reinstall windows. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

I was installing Fedora 18 and Windows XP was already installed on my primary C drive. one of my partitions deleted accidentally during installation which contained backup data. The file system was NFTS. I used EASEUS data recovery. It took too much of time and all of the files were not recovered ( or I was unable to recognize them.) I had some important flv files but they didn't recover. Please tell me some free software you may have used which may efficiently recovered the data.

A:Recover data from deleted partition during installation of fedora 18?

bces0605 welcome to SevenForums
Try GetDataBack for NTFS

http://download.runtime.org/gdbnt.zip

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

Hello,
Could you please help me to solve the problem i faced recently. Let me explain you what happened in detail.
Initially I had 2TB Seagate Expansion Desk HDD, partitioned into 500GB, 13GB, 293GB, all three Bitlocker encrypted and 1 more 500GB unencrypted partition, the rest of the space was unallocated. Few days ago, by mistake, while I was creating Windows Recovery
Disk chose the wrong drive letter and ended up whole partitions above deleted. Here?s what I have in HDD now: 32GB Windows 8 Recovery partition and 1831GB unallocated space. After that I haven?t made any changes to the drive. I was able to restore the data
from the last unencrypted part by using Getdataback SW but with no luck in my Bitlocker encrypted partitions. I would appreciate any advice to restore the bitlockerencrypted partitions as I have the password and recovery keys to decrypt and retrieve my data
back.

Softwares I have: Recuva. Handy Recovery. R-Studio. Getdataback. M3 Bitlocker Recovery. Starus Partition Recovery. TestDisk

I can provide the snapshots of the results from recovery softwares should you need them. Thank you very much!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

hello

How to recover deleted or lost partition on flash drive?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 68

Hello,

when i used my win 10 my (media) Hard disk suddenly unallocated with 2 partition one it. one of the partition was encrypted with bitlocker

Now I used window 7 ultimate and to try to recover my data I follow steps according to the great guide :
http://www.normanbauer.com/2013/07/25/how-to-recover-data-from-a-deleted-bitlocker-enabled-partition/
Now the problem was on the step to create recover.img :
when i type "repair-bde F: E:\recover.img -rp 517253-653510-042988-665027-063393-559515-700700-268211"
I get ERROR: cannot use 517253-653510-042988-665027-063393-559515-700700-268211 (the recovery key) to unlock the input volume, please try different recovery password or recovery key


I am sure that it is the right recovery key. 
I also have identifier and password for the bitlocker partition

PLEASE ADVICE my Data is very important   !

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.2

Hi there

In the past I have been fairly competent in managing partitions, (bad experiences have taught me well!!). As it?s been a few years since building a pc etc? I need a bit of advice on a laptop upgrade.
My current Acer Laptop has an 80gb HDD split into 3 partitions,

8GB EISA partition with no letter (recovery drive)
33GB C Drive or Primary partition
33GB D Drive

I?m going to upgrade this to a 320gb drive, and have got an external USB connector to access the new drive for cloning etc?
I am intending to split the partitions with an aim to keeping the recovery drive (just in case) so the theory is 1x EISA partition 8GB and 2 x partitions of 150GB or there abouts.

So now for the questions I suppose,

Is this the best way to split the drive?
Would I do the partitioning prior to cloning?
Is cloning the best way to do it?

Thanks
Rich
 

A:EISA Partition

Hi

on a Dell laptop the drive is split in 3

1) test tools
2) The OS
3) the recovery partition

This is what Dell use so on that basis have a read of ian goodhalls site, it explains how
the dell recovery system works.

on the basis that Acer build Dell laptops (so im led to believe)as well its likely that they use the same system and doing anything to the drive can lead to an unuseable recovery system.

Regards
 

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.4

Hi All,

I finally deleted a 7 gig eisa partition from my laptop hard drive that my comps manufacturer had been using to store restore files. But when I opened disk managment it would not let me extend my c drive into this new, unallocated space. I can turn the space into its own simple partition, but I cannot merge it with another partition. Any ideas?

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: EISA partition

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.4

I have an 80GB HDD and I have it partitioned into 3 drives. I was checking the disk management and there is a 31MB partition and it is labeled - EISA Configuration - with 24MB of free space. Does anyone know what this partition is for and can I reclaim the space? This was a spare PC in the office and I stripped the HDD and reinstalled everything from scratch and I was unable to delete that partition when I was running setup and partitioning the HDD. It is a DELL Precision Workstation 530 running windows 2000 pro.

Thanks.
 

A:EISA Partition that I can't delete

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64
A:Is it ok to delete EISA Configuration partition?

Probably not. Most likely it contains either boot information or recovery information for your system.
Should you decide to delete it anyway, be sure to have your data backed up and your restore disks handy.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

Hi TSG... Could you please help with a small problem I am having with an Advent T9004 which has a 'boot reset loop'
I've tried the normal repair tools (<reference to illegal software removed> e.t.c.) but can not repair the system so was going to do a Factory default reset using the EISA recovery partition but therein lies the problem... I have not been given a password and there were no recovery discs or documents available.
Is there a way to reset the password or is there a standard password for EISA partitions on Advent systems. PC World are lazy to get back to me and I don't know where else to look. I've been servicing for a few years now and this is the first time working with Eisa partitions.

I hope you can help....
Thank you
Matt
 

A:EISA Utilities Partition Password

Sorry. Please read the rules.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

Hi, I think I messed up my hard drive while trying to erase the EISA partition on it. It's a Gateway P7811-FX laptop with a single 200 GB hard drive. Before, I only had 1 main partition: the C: Drive (176.31 GB), along with the hidden 10 GB EISA partition.

After making recovery disks, I followed this tutorial:
Delete and Remove to Unlock EISA Hidden Recovery or Diagnostic Partition in Vista ? My Digital Life

Following that, I went in Disk Management. The hidden partition showed up, but I couldn't extend the C drive to use the unallocated 10 GB, so I converted it to a simple 10 GB volume. Then I used Acronis Disk Director Suite and merged the two partitions.

And now, I can't do anything in Disk Management. There's only one partition now (186.31 GB), but when I right click on it, there's no options to create, shrink, delete, or extend the partition. They were there before, but the only option that shows up is Help.

Under Status, it says Healthy (Active, EISA Configuration). I think I merged the partitions the wrong way, so now there's no "System, Boot, Page File..." partition. Everything is on the EISA partition.

When I try to run Acronis, the program doesn't load up. I've tried using Diskpart but I can't create any new partitions either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Disk Management & EISA Partition

ouch indeed you merged the partitions the wrong way..

Can you tell what file system is now the partition? has it been converted to fat32?
Can you use convert in diskpart?

Since you have Acronis, can't you create an Acronis Boot Disc and boot your PC with that, and see what you can do from there?

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

First post. Had a crash, reinstalled Vista and lost half of my hard drive to the EISA partition (102 of 250 GB). I can't seem to do anything with it in Disk Management. Here's the situation in Disk Management:




I can reformat the hard drive, which I SHOULD have done when I reinstalled Vista the first time, but I was just wondering if there is anything I can do about this huge EISA partition? It strikes me that it's about the amount of info that was on the hard drive before the reinstall - could that be possible?

I understand that I probably don't want to remove the partition with diskpart, right? I mean, I can see the partitions...




This is my laptop - Dell Latitude D830 so this is the only drive on the machine.

A:Problem: HUGE EISA partition - what can I do?

Right now you want to remove it and I understand. A few months from now you may come to us and say, I have a major problem with my Vista, and we will say restore from the restorration partition, and you will say, but I cant, I wanted the space. My suggestion, by an external drive if you want space. That being said.
Delete and Remove to Unlock EISA Hidden Recovery or Diagnostic Partition in Vista ? My Digital Life

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

I put an old Dell notebook harddrive (made by Toshiba) in a USB 2.0 enclosure case to use as a storage unit. It's working just fine (whether attached to my Win2k or WinXP machines), *however*, there's a 31MB partition on the drive, which I guess was put there by Dell to store maintainence software etc. I no longer need that partition, and I'd love to reclaim it for storage use. Is that possible? If so, can someone walk me through it. I'm perfectly willing to zap all the data on the drive and start over. I'm just not sure how... All I want is one big storage space--not partitions.

I've tried going to Disk Management, but it doesn't give me an option to initialize the disk, etc. When I reformatted, of course, the only portion of the disk effected was the larger partition.
ONE MORE QUESTION: How does one *combine* a partition with a larger partition. I have another Dell harddrive with a pesky partition (NOT an EISA partition like the one on the previous drive I mentioned.). How do I eliminate that partition and add it to the larger space on the disk?

I'm sure these are simple solutions, but I've researched this on the web and there aren't many clear answers to my specific questions.

Thanks for the help.
 

A:how do I delete EISA partition from storage HD?

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

I need to delete the EISA partition from a ghost image of a Dell PC HDD. I'm guessing that it would be better to hook it up to another PC to do this but thought I'd ask the mass intellect if there is a right way to do this. TIA
 

A:How Do I Delete an EISA Partition From A Ghosted HDD

AFAIK you cannot edit Ghost images.

You can write that image to a disk and then make a new image from the disk containing only the data partition.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

I'm replacing my laptop's disk with a bigger one. I have successfully used DriveImage XML to copy my entire system from the old disk to the new, and it works fine -- except for one thing.

On the old disk is a small (4.5GB) partition that Windows Disk Management shows as "Healthy (EISA Configuration)" with a volume label of SERVICEV001. This partition is there for emergency boot purposes, in case I can't boot Windows normally.

I have left slightly more free space than that at the end of my new disk, with an eye toward copying that partition there. But so far I haven't been able to figure out how to do it. Apparently, Windows won't let me assign a drive letter to it, which means I can't ask DriveImage to copy it. Moreover, once I've copied it, I don't know how to reestablish the "EISA Configuration" status.

Any suggestions? Obviously I can just keep it on the old disk in case I ever need it, but I find it troubling that there is something on my disk that I can't back up.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

I was going to reformat (thru XP install) a Seagate Barracuda 7200 160gb drive and noticed that there is a Partition 1 before the C:/ --it is a 5gb EISA utilities partition. ANybody have an idea what that is and what its for?
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

I was going to reformat (thru XO install)a Seagate Barracuda 7200 160gb drive and noticed that there is a Partition 1 before the C:/ --it is a 5gb EISA utilities partition. ANybody have an idea what that is and what its for?
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

I recently noticed a 9GB anomoly in my HDD space on my laptop. After a bit of googling I found this was an EISA configuration partition that contains backup utilities etc for BIOS.

What I want to do is relocate this EISA config to my external 500GB HDD as it only would take up apprx 2% of its space, where as on my 80GB partitioned drive its apprx 10%.

Is this possible and if so, how?

Thanks in advance, Darren

A:Is there any way to relocate the EISA configuration partition to my External HDD?

Hello dorn85

Some partitions cannot be moved however alot can be using the correct software. You can download free partition managers that allow you to move,copy restore and resize your partitions

Ranish Partition manager




Cute Partition Manager




Partition Resizer

*No Image Available


Extended FDisk



All downloads come with their own extended set of instructions on how to use the product. Please read all instructions before using

Ranish partition manager also comes with a partition test area which allows you to practise using the software in a safe environment before implementing the changes, this give you the perfect chance to see if the partition your looking to relocate is actually moveable



Regards




Craig

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

I want to upgrade my laptop to XP Pro (need active desktop for work), and I notice a 4 GB partition called 'EISA Utilities'; anyone know what this is for?

As I am installing a new OS, I don't want to upgrade, just have a clean install (delete partitions and create a new one). I've backed up my drivers, files. And I would like to reclaim as much space as possible.

So, is it safe to delete the EISA Utilities partition? Thanks
 

A:Solved: XP Pro upgrade - EISA Utilities partition?

I suspect this is something along the lines of a Compaq machine, right? Was this machine previously loaded with a server O/S? I was under the impression this was some configuration stuff for Compaq servers.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.2

Hi

I am unable to view any configurable options in Disk Management for an 8GB EISA Partition.

1. Can I safely delete the Partition and if so how?

2. Can I move all the data on c:\ all the way to the left in Disk Management if you know what I mean

I enclose screenshots for clarification.

Additionally, I am puzzled by the line in System Information which mentions \Device\HarddiskVolume2 - does it say that because of the position of the partitions in Disk Management?

I understand that the EISA Partition is to due with Recovery Software?

Grateful for any help
 

A:Solved: Cannot delete 8GB EISA Configuration Partition

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

Hi folks,

My Lenovo Athlon 64 desktop came with Windows XP Home installed on a drive that has the EISA recovery partition. Later I installed Vista Home Premium on two other HDDs I have in the desktop. Now in order to do a clean install of 64 bit Windows 7, I need to clean boot the system from the Windows 7 installation CD, but my desktop won't boot from CD/DVD RW drive.

I changed BIOS startup sequence to have the CD drive first follows by the primary HDD (containing XP which is on the disk that has the EISA): the CD light comes on at bootup and it starts spinning but then the light goes off and system shows the normal bootup OS selection screen (showing all the 3 OS's available to boot from and asking me select one).

Then I also tried removed the primary XP drive from the BIOS startup sequence so that the CD is the only drive there: now upon bootup again the CD lights up and starts spinning as earlier but then I get "NTLDR is missing, press ctrl+alt+del to restart"

I have tried the Windows 7 CD on another laptop and that booted fine and showed me the Windows 7 install screen - so the CD is definitely bootable.

I have also verified all jumpers, cables etc. and they seem to be okay.

Would appreciate any help with this issue. Is my CDDVD drive bad i.e. unbootable? Or is the EISA partition the culprit?
 

A:Desktop w/EISA partition: Can't boot from CD, NTLDR missing

"then I get "NTLDR is missing, press ctrl+alt+del to restart"...

This message means that the computer is still "looking" for a boot hard drive, and not an optical drive. You should see "boot from a CD/DVD, press any key" message. The boot device selection is still incorrect. Make sure the bios detects the Optical Drive(s) correctly
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62

Hi,
It has happened to me twice...I accidentally deleted a partition and later found out that my system is dead....The only way I recover out of that is I reinstall Windows and then install grub again to recover the Linux partition. But I feel the delete partition is a very rapid process just taking seconds and in that I don't think files would be deleted, so I feel potentially I can recover the deleted partitions including the boot partition. But I don't know how to do it. Also now when the boot partition is deleted and the system is not booting up what should be done to recover the system and data?
Thanks in advance,
-pkd
 

A:How to recover deleted grub/boot partition in Windows XP(Dual boot system))

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62

looked all over the net, but nothing seems to address my issue. I Bought a Sony VAIO laptop that didn`t come with a Vista DVD in canada. Its has an 7.59gig partition on the hardrive that hides intall or recovery files. I can`t access the partition and it isn`t assigned a drive letter. I want to make a bootable dvd, repair disk, or hopefully a complete install dvd. I am living and working in the DR congo right now and the power outages fried my bootsequence and i didn`t have a vista disk to repair, but did use the files of off this partition. I solved my problem, but now want to create a vista disk, and the only resource i have is a few blank DVDs this laptop, and a partition I cant access with Programs currently on my OS.

VISTA Home premium
SP1
X86 based

A:How to Ceate Vista bootable DVD from EISA configuration partition on laptop ?

Hi, we have come into contact with a number of UN and NGO's in East Timor same problem, power outages and spikes would cause laptop meltdown, these people are aid workers not computer techs. Vista ultimate with complete PC backup has been our solution, talk to MS they are a commercial mob yet you would be surprised how helpful they can be, if you are genuine, then so are they.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

Hi,

Whilst removing a virus I have somehow managed to delete office 2003 with my outlook with all of my work emails on !!!

I have tried a system restore but it wont let me do it and comes up with %systemroot%\registration then ComPlusStaging

I could just reinstall office but I dont have all of my emails backed up on a pst file

Thanks

Steve

A:Need to recover deleted office 2003, deleted in error

Hello Steve, welcome to Seven Forums.

I would try reinstalling, just in case you did not actually remove the pst file.

Read other 2 answers