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Where is the MBR located


Bargee

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Hiya,

OK, this is a little off the wall & I suspect I know the answer anyway.

Whereabouts on the HDD is the Master Boot Record located? Is it on the Drive's platters or is it on a chip on the HDD's PCB?

Cheers.

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northumbria61

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The master boot record is always located at cylinder 0, head 0, and sector 1, the first sector on the disk. This is the consistent starting point that the disk will always use. When a computer starts and the BIOS boots the machine, it will always look at this first sector for instructions and information on how to proceed with the boot process and load the operating system.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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First 8Mb on platters also a backup at the end of the disk

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Bargee

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As I thought.

Thanks for the clarification guys.

Cheers.

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