Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck
I have read on here about the 100 MB partition for the MBR. I don't have one. Things seem fine. What is the partition for and do I need to worry about it? Thanks
I've just about given up arguing the MBR point living on the 100Mb sys reserved partition. I don't understand why people dig their heals in on this. It is the first physical 512 bytes of the HDD. If you can show me that the MBR is on the 100MB partition please show me.
I'm only aware of the WinRe living in 2 places
(1) Under a system folder called "Recovery" (c:\Recovery) on your Boot, OS partition which is separate when you have the 100MB sys res partition.
(2) On the System repair disk, or Install disks.
The 100MB partition contains it's boot sector (PBR), boot manager, BCD store, a memtest utility and a system volume information folder.
The 100MB partition may play some role in recognising the F8 key stroke (??) but I bet it uses the WinRe under the system recovery folder. Remember WinRe is greater than 160MB itself.