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EISA configuration I have had to reboot my system with a backup file using ACER e-recovery management. since then my usb hard drive has not been assigned a drive letter in my computer but is showing up in disc management by right clicking my computer. right clicking the hard drive only gives the help page, no access to re-format the device to bring it back to a recognised drive accessable by "my computer". There are no conflicts in device manager and the hard drive is there showing as no problems and enabled. I have tried to remove and reinstal the device but it still shows as EISA configuration. Can you advise me how I can reconfigure the hard drive to remove the offending EISA configuration and regain the original status and configuration of the drive? Thanks

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  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2008

    Well funny enough I had the same problem and I had about 39 Gb of saved music, family pics and important letters on mine. I'm currently trying in vain to sort it out but being an old phart of 57, the old brain box is a lot slower than my USB hard drive. If anyone can help I'd be grateful, as would the originator of this lead, I'm sure. Regards from Dave Leech. Oh yes my email is: daveleech13@hotmail.com if anyone has anything they'd like to say that may help.

  • Luckymusher Jun 10, 2008

    From luckymusher. the short answer to your question of "can I restore the system from the destroyed EISA configuration" is no, but that is of no concern to me as I use ghost to backup & protect my system. I have removed the Acer backup tools as I am sure that this is the cause of the problem. Inadvertantly leaving an external hard drive connected when restoring the system with the on board acer tools. For me I think that Acer should have foreseen this problem & protected against it. Acer is ****! I need a product that is idiot proof, as we are not all nerds. I am more than happy with Ghost12 as it does all I want it to do without "so far" any problems.

  • karveek Jul 09, 2008

    My problem is of the same. the difference is that i'm currently using a desktop which the hard drive has currently split into three. now the first is the system drive the other is like somepartition which i can reformat but the third is called EISA configuration which i can't format. try to reinstall the os but its tells me about memory or some blues screen error.

    How can this be resolved

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I believe that he EISA configured partition is where your computer manufacturers 'Restore System' data is kept so that you can't normally access it and mess it up. You seem to have gone to a lot of trouble to do work around that.
I would be interested to know if you can still restore your system now using the data that you transferred to a different partition?


Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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    Dennis Hodgkinson Mar 18, 2014

    The 4 gigabytes available for my personal files backup work ok.

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I just had the same problem with my acer, too. Basically, I had to restore my data from the hard drive using a program, then once I got the data back, I went to a partition program, deleted the partition, assigned the hard drive a letter, and it was as good as new....very tedious but worth it if you have important files to save. NEVER leave your HD hooked up to your pc when you do a system restore...I learned that the hard way

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I have solved my EISA configuration problem. I have downloaded & registered a copy of Acronis Disc Director Suite, which has enabled me to recover the data to another drive for safety & then reformat the problem EISA configuratrion drive, thus destroying the data & then creating a new logical partition with a drive letter that reverts the USB drive back to its original state. I have then transferred the data back onto the usb drive and it is now has before with full acces to read, write & all you would expect to be able to do with an external usb drive. My copy of acronis cost £34 to register, the demonstration download only allows you to make small partitions, but is enough to demonstrate that it works without costing anything. But you will have to register a copy & pay to get full access to the programme to enable a solution to this problem. This may not be the best way of dealing with this problem but it worked for me. luckymusher

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As mentioned by others above this partition is a special boot partition which is supposed to make it so you can take a few relatively simple steps to restore the system to it's original configuration. (FWIW, this restoration process is normally relatively idiot proof and even easier than using ghost as long as the restore data hasn't been deleted) Depending upon the system configuration deleting this partition could also make the system entirely unbootable so I would advise not to mess with it if the drive is the original boot drive.

That said..... The partition can be deleted from within Windows 2000/XP/Vista by running a command prompt and then Diskpart. (fdisk in Win 95/98) Using Diskpart type Help for a list of commands and be absolutely sure you know what your doing so you don't delete the wrong partition.

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