Deleting the EISA partition?

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  1. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I have a laptop HD that I took out of a laptop that I just upgraded to a larger HD. I'm going to use as a portable external drive. It has a 5 gig partition that Windows labels as EISA Configuration that probably holds the system recovery files for the VAIO that I took it out of. I have it installed in an external housing and connected to my computer with a USB cable. I can delete and reformat the second 69 gig partition, but Windows won't let me do anything with the EISA partition.

    I could probably do this with something like Partition Magic, but I don't have that and I don't want to spend any money on this. Is there a free utility out there that I can use to delete this partition so I can format the entire drive as a single logical partition? I'd prefer not to use a boot CD, but if that's my only option I will do so. A utility that can run within Windows would be ideal. :x:
     
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    linux livecd or basically any installer cd is my recommendation.

    you wanted a windows utility but you don't want PM :ugh:
     
  3. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I don't want to pay for it. And I don't like using commercial (non-shareware) software without paying for it.
     
  4. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I know you said no boot CDs but look at the Bart PE CD, they have some free partition tools that work pretty well. Hell you can probably DL them individually.
     
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    then use a linux live cd
     

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