Windows 10 computers sometimes have an issue of adding a drive letter to the recovery partition. This can happen during an update or sometimes when a program modifies the partition information. Below are the steps to correct this behavior.
Prerequisites: Windows 10, Admin privileges on the device, and knowledge of how to use Command Prompt
Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus
Estimated Time: 5 Minutes
Expected Outcome: The D: drive will disappear and no error messages will be present after a system restart
Tools Required: Only the Windows Machine
Steps to Perform
- Click your Start Button, type 'cmd', then right-click Command Prompt and choose 'Run as Administrator'
- A new terminal window will appear with your cursor ready for typing commands
- Type 'diskpart' and press ENTER
- Type 'select volume D'
- Type 'remove letter=D'
- Close Terminal window and restart your PC