How to Use a Recovery D Drive

By TS Jordan

Use a Recovery D Drive
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The recovery drive on the D volume of your computer contains the operating system files required to restore your computer to a factory-fresh state. This allows you to restore your computer in the event of viruses and other serious system problems, and prevents the need to visit an expensive computer repair technician. This task takes just minutes to get started.

Click "Start" > "Programs."

Select the recovery program for your computer manufacturer. For example, click the "Gateway Recovery Center" for Gateway computers. Alternatively, click "Start," then type "Recovery Manager" in the text box to access your system's recovery wizard.

Click on the recovery option you prefer. Typically you will be presented with recovery options for reinstalling software programs or drivers that came with the computer, restoring the system to an earlier point in time or recovering the system to its factory settings.

Restart your computer when the process is complete.