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Working on an HP desktop PC, older model, I have Recovery Disks which I plan to use. It has a 40gb hard drive in it, C: is 33gb, it has a 4.5gb EISA Utilities partition and I'm wondering if that is really necessary since I have the Recovery Disks (not to mention an XP SP2 install disk, along with a drivers & applications disk).

 

What is this EISA Utilities partition and is it safe to delete (under the circumstances)? -kd5-

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Working on an HP desktop PC, older model, I have Recovery Disks which I plan to use. It has a 40gb hard drive in it, C: is 33gb, it has a 4.5gb EISA Utilities partition and I'm wondering if that is really necessary since I have the Recovery Disks (not to mention an XP SP2 install disk, along with a drivers & applications disk).

 

What is this EISA Utilities partition and is it safe to delete (under the circumstances)? -kd5-

 

an oem recoverory partition F2 or F10 on boot up, more than likly. it will just wipe and reinstall all the oem stuff, you may want to check the bios also, it may be best to see if you can remove it from there if nothing in it is needed/wanted.

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I suspected it was a Recovery partition. In this event, since I have the Recovery disks and an OS Reinstallation CD, I'm going to wipe it. Thanks patricko, -kd5-

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