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How to unlock and delete hidden EISE partations on most name brand computers


Did you know almost all major computer vendors like DELL, HP, IBM, GATEWAY, ACER, ASUS, SONY, Toshiba, and other pre built computer systems or laptops come with a special and hidden EISA hard drive partition that contain a system recovery utility and or diagnostic tools to restore the computer back to its factory default out of the box configuration?

These hidden EISA partitions are not really hidden because you can see them.  These partitions are usually in the FAT or NTFS file system, you cannot assign them a drive letter, format them or even delete them like you can with other hard drive partitions. These hidden partitions usually take up several gigabytes to more than 10 gigabytes in storage space.

Here is a screen shot showing the commands I typed to delete DRIVE 2.
Notice how this hard drive has a 10 gig EISA partition.
This is 10 gigs of space I don’t want to waste so as you can see below I used the command prompt and the Microsoft hard drive partition tool called diskpart to delete this EISA partition and I will delete the other partition when I install the OS. Since I am going to reinstall the operating system clean without the garbage software major computer vendors cram on their computers. I will destroy all the partitions and install only the specific software I choose to use on this particular computer.

Here are the written step by step instructions so you can compare them to the screen shot above and understand what each command means or does. I even highlighted the commands in yellow so they are that much easier to identify.

Here are the written step by step instructions so you can compare them to the screen shot above and understand what each command means or does. I even highlighted the commands in bold so they are that much easier to identify.
1. Open the command prompt
2. Type diskpart (hit the enter button)
3. Now type list disk (hit the enter button)
4. Now type select disk 2 (hit the enter button)
5. Now type list part (hit the enter button)
6. Now type select part 1 (hit the enter button)
7. Now type delete part override (hit the enter button)
8. Now type exit

Now the EISA partition is gone and you can take advantage of the freed up hard drive space.

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