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What is the small partition for in Win2K

By mikeb ·
I noticed that when I install Win2K (server and Pro) on a single HD, I have a small unmounted volume. The size is about 20MB and says EISA Configuration. What is this for and why do I need it?

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by Parbo In reply to What is the small partiti ...

depending on the make of your comuter this could be your answer: technet article Q96735
Certian Compaq system store EISA config info on this partition

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by mikeb In reply to What is the small partiti ...

Its not a Compaq, 1 is a Dell and 1 is a HP. Both are desktops with single IDE drives. But thanks for the info

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by Kirill Lozovatsky In reply to What is the small partiti ...

The EISA partition is usually the first partition on the physical disk. Disk Management shows the EISA partition in the proper position when it resides on a basic disk, allowing you to explore, delete, or reformat the EISA partition.

The EISA partition is protected by Disk Management from being damaged in any way when it resides on a dynamic disk. The EISA partition can be re-created only by using an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) system EISA utility, not by using Windows 2000 Disk Management. Deleting and re-creating any partitions on dynamic disks outside of Windows 2000 could lead to data loss, system startup problems, or an inability to boot.

The incorrectly display of an EISA partition when it resides on a dynamic disk by Disk Management has no effect on the ability to boot from or use the partition if system maintenance is required.

If you want to delete the EISA partition, Microsoft recommends that you back up any existing volumes contained on the dynamic disk,and then use Windows 2000 Setup, the Recovery Console diskpart command, or other third-party disk-partitioning software to delete it. You cannot use Windows 2000 disk Management to delete the partition or revert the drive to a basic disk until all partitions are removed.

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