How to Recover an EISA Partition

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How to Recover an EISA Partition
By default, Windows separates your hard drive into two data partitions. (Creative Crop/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

An EISA (Extended Industry Standard Architecture) partition is a data storage area in Windows. Data partitions exist independently of each other, so if, for example, your C partition becomes corrupt, your EISA partition will not be affected. If you need to recover an EISA partition, you can restore your computer to a previous state when the partition existed. Windows creates restore points that take a snapshot of system-level data once every 24 hours and allows you to return to this restore point at a later date.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Click "Start" and "Control Panel." The Control Panel contains system-level tools to manage your Windows operating system.

  2. 2

    Open "System and Security." In the System and Security options window, click "Action Center," which contains multiple options regarding system stability, safety and recovery, including virus protection settings and backup settings.

  3. 3

    Click "Recovery" to open the Recovery console. The Recovery console is specific to System Restore.

  4. 4

    Click "Open System Restore."

  5. 5

    Click "Next."

  6. 6

    Open the calendar and select a date to which to restore. If you need more dates than shown, click "Show More Restore Points." Additional dates (previous to those selected) become available below the most recent dates.

  7. 7

    Click to select a time on the date to which you chose to restore.

  8. 8

    Click "Next."

  9. 9

    Click "Finish." Windows will reboot the system and restore to the desired date.

Tips and warnings

  • System Restore does not restore personal data files.
  • Any applications or system updates you have installed since the restore point will be lost.

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