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Are Boot Sectors Located on Disks?


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A few people said it's sector 0 or different places, not on the disks, but another person said that the boot part is located on the disks (presumably the disk on which the system is installed), which is correct? Why is there a separate scan option in ESET scan if it is on disks?

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It depends on if the device is using BIOS, UEFI - legacy mode, or UEFI.

For BIOS and UEFI - legacy mode devices, the OS boot files are located on track 1, sector 0 of the hard/SSD disk partition where the OS is installed.

For UEFI devices, the OS boot files are contained within the BCD store which in turn is located in a boot directory within the UEFI; i.e. System  Reserved, partition.

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19 hours ago, itman said:

It depends on if the device is using BIOS, UEFI - legacy mode, or UEFI.

For BIOS and UEFI - legacy mode devices, the OS boot files are located on track 1, sector 0 of the hard/SSD disk partition where the OS is installed.

For UEFI devices, the OS boot files are contained within the BCD store which in turn is located in a boot directory within the UEFI; i.e. System  Reserved, partition.

Okay thanks.

 

But can ESET access the legacy mode boot partition, that is, the boot partition that is not included in the disks? @itman

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2 hours ago, just said:

ut can ESET access the legacy mode boot partition, that is, the boot partition that is not included in the disks?

You've ask the same question multiple times in prior postings. The answer is yes.

Don't ask this again.

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2 hours ago, itman said:

You've ask the same question multiple times in prior postings. The answer is yes.

Don't ask this again.

Ok thanks, have a Good day

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