I have a laptop HD that I took out of a laptop that I just upgraded to a larger HD. I'm going to use as a portable external drive. It has a 5 gig partition that Windows labels as EISA Configuration that probably holds the system recovery files for the VAIO that I took it out of. I have it installed in an external housing and connected to my computer with a USB cable. I can delete and reformat the second 69 gig partition, but Windows won't let me do anything with the EISA partition. I could probably do this with something like Partition Magic, but I don't have that and I don't want to spend any money on this. Is there a free utility out there that I can use to delete this partition so I can format the entire drive as a single logical partition? I'd prefer not to use a boot CD, but if that's my only option I will do so. A utility that can run within Windows would be ideal.