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Clear Boot Sector

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:42 pm
by Ed Smith
I can only find in the manual on how to do it and all it says about what is
does is "To clear several boot sectors at the beginning of the partition".

I wanted to know just what that means.

I want to delete one of my Windows Petitions.

If on the one I delete and I check "clear boot sector", will that mess up
the boot manager. I don't want to not be able to boot the other windows
partition if I do this.

In my case should I select to clear boot sector or not ?

Thank You,
Ed.


Re: Clear Boot Sector

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:48 pm
by Brian K
Ed Smith wrote:

> If on the one I delete and I check "clear boot sector", will that mess up
> the boot manager.

Ed,

No it won't. When you delete a partition you remove its entry from the MBR partition table. Nothing is deleted in the partition. As the partition boot sector is still present (at the start of the partition) the deleted partition can be undeleted. If you don't plan to undelete the partition then select "clear boot sector".

Re: Clear Boot Sector

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:21 am
by Ed Smith
Brian,

Thank you very much for the reply and now I understand what it is all about.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Ed.

"Brian K" wrote in message news:12883@public.bootitbm...

Ed Smith wrote:

> If on the one I delete and I check "clear boot sector", will that mess up
> the boot manager.

Ed,

No it won't. When you delete a partition you remove its entry from the MBR
partition table. Nothing is deleted in the partition. As the partition boot
sector is still present (at the start of the partition) the deleted
partition can be undeleted. If you don't plan to undelete the partition then
select "clear boot sector".