> it seems to be a Windows/system recovery partition.
> Not sure what the acronym stands for
Evidently "Config" is "Configuration" -- ( we think
"EISA" is a contraction of "E" and "ISA"
"E" = Extended
"ISA" = Industry Standard Architecturehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_Industry_Standard_Architecture
ISA is a very old bus standard that
pre-dates the PCI bus (read "obsolete"):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industry_Standard_Architecture
We're trying to confirm whether or not cloning software --
like Symantec's GHOST or Acronis' TRUE IMAGE --
will also clone such hidden partitions
when upgrading to a larger primary HDD hosting C:
what conditions and restrictions must be observed
e.g. can C: be increased or decreased in size when
a hidden partition is present and, if so, how?
Very often, such older machines were built with much smaller,
and much slower, primary HDDs, and the C: partitions are
necessarily slow, as a consequence.
By upgrading to faster and larger modern HDDs
e.g. 7,200 rpm HDDs with perpendicular magnetic recording,
and by re-sizing C: on such faster and larger HDDs,
the C: system partition can benefit from "short-strokes".
Thanks for your prompt reply.