|... 2 partitions and 8mb of unallocated space|
... you have to be sure about this are you refering to the "unallocated space" as a partition?
... if you right click the partition option explore will it let you?
... I am asking as I was expecting a partition to be named "EISA" or "Recovery"
... did you try tapping the <Alt>+<F11> <keys> @ bootup?
... or just "hold-in" <F11> <key> after the power button when you see splash screen
... is there a folder/directory called Windows.old in your main drive?
... there is logic to this madness!