Any recovery disk software supplied with your computer is likely hard coded to look in that specific spot and will fail if it's not there, rather than give you the option to supply an alternate location.
can i put drive "D" on disks then remove the partition so i can use the complete HD? then IF i ever need the info from "D"(the XP reboot? info) just load it from disks instead of the HD? i hate wasting the space it is taking up.