Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Showing how little I understand!

15 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
The only time you may want to reconsider MBR and System reserved is if you have done some repartitioning work to your HDD. MBR contains the disk partition table and system reserved contains the BCD. I also think you should have at least one backup of the current MBR and system reserved.
Howdy mjf,
Thanks for joining my learning experience. So far if you don't use big words or acronyms I might figure it out. I got everything you said except the "BCD". Might you define that in less expert terms, also Please?
BTW I don't do anything other than take up disk space if I continue to backup everything? I am currently trying to get my mind around how to make incremental or differential backups with this software.
Acronym soup. BCD = Boot configuration data = important boot data
A bit like the old boot.ini file.

The only point then really is that the MBR and 100MB system reserved partition generally don't change. But one good copy is good to have.
Yo mjf,
I appreciate you breaking it down to baby talk for me :)! Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish you feed him for his life, well I don't know how applicable that is, but I hope you get the idea. Thanks, would that be "mate"?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Showing how little I understand!

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Need help to understand this BSOD
After OCing my CPU it was stable for a few weeks then strange crashes started happening, I dont get a bluescreen just a black empty screen, on restart I get message that windows recovered and a dmp file. I uploaded it here. Would appreciate if some one would take a look at it, maybe its mentioned...
BSOD Help and Support
How to understand this SFCdetails.txt
Hi everyone. I recently had to format one machine at work that wasn't booting, so I managed to do that without data loss. A few days the machine was doing some awkward stuff (I don't recall what to be honest), I googled and find out that could be HD bad clusters and it was that , which with a...
Performance & Maintenance
24 Photos You Need To Really Look At To Understand
24 Photos You Need To Really Look At To Understand A Guy
Chillout Room
I don't understand Groups
I am the only person using PC. I have a Cable Modem plugged in plus printer,mouse & keyboard. Somewhere in my PC info it lists me as Workgroup yet there is a Homegroup listed in Library. I'm completely lost, don't know if it makes any difference, just don't want any problems due to having...
Network & Sharing
Please help me understand my system
I am not sure where to post, my problem is poor performance making laptop useless. I got this Vaio July 2012, from the start I have had problems with performance. Anything more than 1 tab in Chrome or IE and Office doc open slows everything down to near freeze...I say near because if I wait long...
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:05.
Twitter Facebook Google+