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Windows 7: Volume Status shows disk as 'EISA Configuration'

27 Oct 2017   #1
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
Volume Status shows disk as 'EISA Configuration'

Good morning,

I have an old SATA 320 GB desktop hard drive.

I want to format this drive as NTFS just to use as a backup drive.

I put it into my dock and although the laptop recognised the fact that there was hardware attached it did not show anything. I then allocated it a letter (X) and was then able to see the files etc.

The drive showed a small partition of 15 MB, a primary partition of about 180 GB, and a EISA partition of about 140 GB.

I want to format the disk as NTFS for purely backup files as I said.

Is there a way I can format the whole hard drive to NTFS please so I regain the full 320 GB?

Would I need to use something like DISKPART or is there another way?

Thanks in advance.

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27 Oct 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

The simple way is to delete all partitions create a new one and then format
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27 Oct 2017   #3
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Thanks for the reply.

The thing is, when I right click the EISA partition in Computer Management it only gives me the option of Help.

The hard drive is in the dock.
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27 Oct 2017   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

Has to be done in DOS read below.
Volume Status shows disk as 'EISA Configuration'
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27 Oct 2017   #5

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring


Its the old style OEM recovery partition type.
so its only accessable via Diskpart.

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27 Oct 2017   #6
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Thanks for the replies.

I used DISKPART which worked brilliantly and I am now in the process of formatting the hard drive.
I love it when a plan comes together.

Thanks again.

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