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I have an acer computer which has a c: and a d: drive (not the cd rom) and the c: drive has 3% left on it and the d: drive has 99%. Could you please tell me how to get access to use the d: drive?

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  • James Clement May 11, 2010

    How large is the D:\ drive?

    If, by 'access it' you mean how do you utilize the space, just point your applications, when you install them, to D:\ instead of C:\.

    But, be careful, if the partition (drive) is small, you will fill it up quickly.


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The D: drive may have the restore files that Acer put on, in case you need to restore the computer when it all goes wrong/corrupt.
It should be hidden and only available as an option to boot from when you start up the computer.
If it has'nt got those files and you can see the drive icon in My Computer then you should have access to it by default.

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How to reinstall the Operating system on your computer

Select models, with Microsoft Windows, have the ability to have the Operating System reinstalled from a hidden partition built into the computer.Note: During the process, all data stored on your computer will be overwritten. This means all your files, such as email and photos, will be erased. Therefore, we recommend making a backup of all personal data before starting the recovery process.
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Note: If there are multiple Recovery CDs, please insert the first of the Recovery CDs.

8.After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
Note: if your computer is unable to run the Acer Recovery process, or errors occur during recovery, please contact Acer support.
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How to enable CD digital audio extraction (Digital CD Audio Playback) 1. Click...


How to enable CD digital audio extraction
(Digital CD Audio Playback)

1. Click START / SETTINGS / CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM.

2. Click the HARDWARE tab.

3. Click DEVICE MANAGER.

4. Click the plus (+) to the left of DVD / CD-ROM DEVICES and double-click your CD-ROM drive. Note you can also right click and select Properties.

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5. Click the PROPERTIES tab and toggle ENABLE CD DIGITAL AUDIO EXTRACTION FOR THIS DRIVE.

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6. Click OK

Repeat steps 4-6 for any other ROM drives listed in Device Manager.

Note you may need to reboot your computer for the change to take effect.

At this point CD digital audio extraction should be enable and you do not need to have the CD audio cable connected between your ROM drive and sound card. Note if you have an older computer (CPU under 1G) then you may need to have CD digital audio extraction turned off because your computer may not be able to handle the data from the CD on the system bus.

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