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Dell 560 purchased in Nov 2011.  Used only a few hours until now.  The question concerns the D:/CD/DVD Drive.  This drive is labeled  Recovery (D:) as the primary directory and sub folders as Dell and recovery.  The folder Dell has a sub folder Image containing a file called factory.wim

I've never experienced this sort of deal.  My shabby experience recalls Recovery done from a hidden partition.

My Laptop from Dell and is running  same version of Windows 7  and no confusion there..

Is this normal?  I don't remember this from Nov-Dec 2011.  Maybe it's just me.
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I don't see it as drive D: on my Lenovo - I see it as Drive Q:.  But it amounts to the same thing, it is normal, and it there so you can do a recovery to factory specs if something goes wrong with your computer.  

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The above post is correct. In this case the D: drive is your recovery partition. Hiding the recovery partition is no longer a common practice. In many cases the only way to access this parition is from boot using a hotkey. You can disregard this.
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Thanks to both and I split the points.  I was hoping that was the case as you 2 indicated.
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