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Cant get rid of "EISA Configuration" partition on external USB hard drive. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I can't delete the partition or even re-initialize the drive.

    It's a 300gb external USB drive, and the partiton is in the middle of the 300mb. I would like to end up with one partiton so I can use the drive for backups.

    Thanks
    Monday, June 30, 2008 7:02 AM

Answers

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    Hi,

    Try using this utility called killdisk from http://www.killdisk.com/ . Once you perform a low level delete, you should be able to delete all the partitions and then create a single volume and be able to format it NTFS or any other file system.

    Monday, June 30, 2008 3:14 PM

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    Hi,

    Try using this utility called killdisk from http://www.killdisk.com/ . Once you perform a low level delete, you should be able to delete all the partitions and then create a single volume and be able to format it NTFS or any other file system.

    Monday, June 30, 2008 3:14 PM
  • Thanks,  I will try killdisk.

    Ron
    Monday, June 30, 2008 5:17 PM
  • I let killdisk run for a few moments, then notices that even on it's fastest setting it would take over 4 hours. So I stopped it. It had the effect I wanted though, it wiped the partition table. I initialized and formatted my new big partition and did my backup.

    Thanks

    Ron

    Monday, June 30, 2008 6:42 PM