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 determine which partition to use for booting. It then transfers program control to the boot sector of that partition, which continues the boot process. In DOS and Windows systems, you can create the MBR with the FDISK /MBR command. An MBR virus is a common type of virus that replaces the MBR with its own code. Since the MBR executes every time a computer is started, this type of virus is extremely dangerous. MBR viruses normally enter a system through a floppy disk that is installed in the floppy drive when the computer is started up. Even if the floppy disk is not bootable, it can infect the MBR.

Other Words for Boot

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

Master Verb Synonyms: owner, head, chief, leader, chieftain, commander, lord, governor, director, controller, employer, manager, overseer, supervisor, superintendent, taskmaster, slave-driver, principal, sovereign, monarch, ruler, lord high muck-a-muck, Pooh-Bah, kingpin
Master Noun Synonyms: teacher, tutor, instructor, guide, leader, guru, swami
Master Adjective Synonyms: expert, authority, genius, craftsman, adept, maestro, mastermind, past master, old hand, virtuoso, ace, professional, pro, wizard, dab hand, crackerjack, maven or mavin
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Other Words for Record

Record Noun Synonyms: tell of, relate, recount, narrate, recite
Record Verb Synonyms: recording, report, document, log, journal, memorandum, note, notation, minute(s), transactions, archive(s), annal(s), chronicle, diary, account, dossier, register, list, catalogue
Record Adjective Synonyms: write (down), transcribe, document, register, note, make a notation (of), take down, put or set down, log, chronicle, report, itemize, list, enumerate
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Pesticide Recordkeeping Program (PRP)

Business / Agriculture / Pesticide Recordkeeping Program (PRP): Authorized by the FACT Act of 1990, the program requires that private pesticide applicators keep records of the pesticides they use in agricultural production and that the records be surveyed to provi MORE

Personnel Records

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Personnel Records: All information pertaining to individual employees, which is collected and maintained by the employer and is essential to the employer for handling various employment-related matters. MORE

Personal Video Recorder (PVR)

Technology / Television (TV) / Personal Video Recorder (PVR): Pvrs are digital devices that use a hard drive instead of videotape as the recording medium. Pvrs blend the features of a VCR with the programmability and storage of a computer. MORE

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