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Boot Disk

Any storage disk one can use to load and run an operating system or a program on a computer. Historically, the most common boot disks have been floppy disks and CD-ROMs. Increasingly, however, flash drives are being used instead.
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Write protect all boot disks to prevent a virus from inadvertently being copied to it.
You simply replicate the boot disk to your DR site and point your DR-site server to the boot LUN in the replicated SAN.
Storage consolidation, especially from direct-attached storage environments to a SAN, has been an attractive proposition for data center managers, enabling them to centralize and maximize the utilization of their storage assets leaving the individual application servers with just a small amount of internal disk storage for the operating system boot disk and applications.
This added value is delivered through "instant-on" applications that diagnose, connect and recover systems without boot disks or recovery CDs if the OS will not boot.
com Auctions' and zShops' (NASDAQ: AMZN) commitment to end the sale of illegal Dreamcast(TM) videogames and pirated boot disks on Amazon.
Lycos, Excite, eBay and Amazon to shut down auctions of people who were attempting to sell illegal games and pirated boot disks.
The BootWorks Disk Wizard creates install and boot disks by automating the process of gathering required files.
Boot Disk Information for all disaster recovery clients can now be centrally stored on the ARCserve server, eliminating the need to create or manage boot disks for remote systems.
The software also seamlessly configures each game's sound and video functions, eliminating the need for boot disks.
By incorporating Phoenix Technologies' innovations into new PCs, users can restore entire approved corporate images, uncorrupted versions of user data and even systems applications to original factory settings -- without using a boot disk, network connection or recovery CD.