EISA Configuration

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  1. Dave49

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    I have a partition in my Disk Management which shows it with no drive letter, and it's FAT, with the Status listed as Healthy (EISA Configuration). Capacity is 39MB with 32MB Free Space, so there's not much there. I have no idea where this partition is, or how to see what's on it. I'm running a Dell XPS Gen 5 with a 160GB ATA HDD Seagate, I think, and a 120GB Maxtor EIDE HDD on a Promise card which I use for backups. Both HDD's are NTFS. Is there any way I can find out where this tiny partition is, and what's on it? I guess it's never been a problem since I never knew it was there. But I think stuff like this just muddies the waters and I'd like to find a way to remove the partition and just make it part of the main partition.

    This is a little off topic except that I don't know how TI 11 will handle this partition if it's on my OS drive, and I ever have to restore it to a larger drive.

    Thanks,

    ~Dave
     
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    Thanks for telling us that you have a Dell computer. That information provides the answer. The partition is the Dell Diagnostic tool partition. It's harmless, but it contains the Dell diagnostics, so you probably don't want to delete it.

    On the other hand, you can delete it if you don't want to use Dell's diagnostics. Adding the space to another partition will require partitioning software like Acronis Disk Director.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I guess I'll just leave it alone even though I've never used these tools, and would not even know how. The only thing I can find on the Start menu that might be involving this, is the Driver Reset tool. Can't see myself ever using that, though.

    ~Dave
     
  4. Brian K

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    Dave49,

    You can leave it or remove it. It doesn't really matter. I used to remove it but now I leave it in place as you don't have to hunt for the Dell CD when you want to run Diagnostics.

    Boot.ini may need to be edited if the partition is deleted.
     
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    Thanks, Mate. I think I'll take that advise.

    ~Dave
     
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