Disk Concepts and Troubleshooting

Understanding the organizational structure of information on hard disks, as well as being familiar with disk terminology, is key to diagnosing and troubleshooting disk problems. When troubleshooting system problems, you can refer to this chapter for detailed descriptions of the master boot record (MBR) and boot sector , two disk sectors that are critical to the startup process.

In This Chapter

Quick Guide to Disk Concepts

Basic and Dynamic Disks

Disk Sectors Critical to Startup

Troubleshooting Disk Problems