Boot Sector Virus

Technology / Computers / Boot Sector Virus: A virus that infects the boot sector of a disk. Booting the system then loads the virus into the hard disk every time the system is started. This is a very common form of computer virus.

Other Words for Boot

Boot Verb Synonyms: eject, expel, shove, propel, push, kick
Boot Noun Synonyms: shoe, riding-boot, bootee

Pre-Boot eXecution Environment (PXE)

Technology / Computers / Pre-Boot eXecution Environment (PXE): (pronounced 'pixie') Created by Intel, it is one of their WfM specification components. A PXE-enabled workstation has a jumper that connects its NIC to the LAN which will keep the workstation connecte MORE

Public Sector Net Cash Requirement

Business / Debt / Public Sector Net Cash Requirement: Formerly known as Public Sector Borrowing Requirement (PSBR), PSNCR is the difference between the expenditure of the public sector and its income. Where there is a deficit it is financed by borrowing MORE


Technology / Computers / Reboot: To restart a computer. In DOS, you can reboot by pressing the Alt, Control and Delete keys simultaneously. This is called a warm boot. You can also perform a cold boot by turning the computer off and MORE


Health / Disease / Retrovirus: A type of RNA virus (such as HIV ) that reproduces by transcribing itself into DNA (using reverse transcriptase). The resultant DNA inserts itself into a cell’s DNA and is reproduced by the cell. MORE

Plumbing Boots

Business / Construction / Plumbing Boots: Metal saddles used to strengthen a bearing wall/vertical stud(s) where a plumbing drain line has been cut through and installed. MORE

Master Boot Record (MBR)

Technology / Computers / Master Boot Record (MBR): A small program that is executed when a computer boots up. Typically, the MBR resides on the first sector of the hard disk. The program begins the boot process by looking up the partition table to det MORE