Master boot record

Master boot record is the first physical sector of a boot device (floppy, hard disk, or CD-ROM, etc.) During the process of booting up the system uses the master boot record of the first device. It usually contains a small program-loader and a disk partition table. The program-loader uses the partition information (or a partition table) stored at the end of the sector to determine which partition is bootable, then attempts to boot from it.

Testimonials and User Comments

If your hard drive dies or your data gets corrupted or you’ve magically gained a software problem you can’t solve, an Acronis backup is a very good thing to have, especially when Microsoft’s system restore can’t help.

Lester F., ATI Home 2010 beta tester