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Windows 7: Is the MBR always stored on the hard disc outside of partitions?

30 Aug 2012   #1
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 
Is the MBR always stored on the hard disc outside of partitions?

Is the MBR always stored on the hard disc outside of partitions?

What about the Bootmanager? Is this software inside or outside of a partition?

And what if a computer is connected to TWO hard discs?

Does each hard have its own MBR and its own Bootmanager?
or is there ALWAYS excatly ONE MBR and ONE Bootmanager on one Computer?

Peter


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30 Aug 2012   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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Is the MBR always stored on the hard disc outside of partitions?
Yes

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What about the Bootmanager? Is this software inside or outside of a partition?
On the Active partition by default.

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Does each hard have its own MBR
Yes

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and its own Bootmanager?
Not necessarily
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30 Aug 2012   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Does each hard have its own MBR

SIW2, you said yes to this but I don't think that's true. The MBR is at the beginning of each drive and describes the partition layout among other things, right?
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30 Aug 2012   #4
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Each Hard Drive will have one mbr.
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31 Aug 2012   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Urk!!!! Somehow I thought it said partition.

Humblest apologies (I should have known better).
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