"boot sector"?


R

ray3d

I recently did a clean install of Win2K. (My computer has
numerous logical drives on 2 actual hard drives.) In my
disk management console, my "C" drive is now listed as a
healthy "system" partition. Should it list itself as
my "boot" sector, or is the current designation OK?
 
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Daniel Chang [MSFT]

AFAIK (from attending NT classes years ago), Microsoft's terminology uses
"system" partition is the partition containing your "boot files" and "boot"
partition is the partition containing your "system files." Usually they are
one and the same (e.g. booting off of C:, OS files are on C:).

I think you're okay.

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: I recently did a clean install of Win2K. (My computer has
: numerous logical drives on 2 actual hard drives.) In my
: disk management console, my "C" drive is now listed as a
: healthy "system" partition. Should it list itself as
: my "boot" sector, or is the current designation OK?
 
B

Bjorn Landemoo

What you see is correct. With MS terminology, the system boots from the
system partition, while Win2000 is installed on the boot partition. The
boot sector is the first sector of each primary partition, and the boot
code within it starts loading the operating system.

Best regards

Bjorn
 
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