A CDE Definition
The disk drive that contains the operating system. Most personal computers are configured to look for the OS in the CD-ROM drive first and then the hard disk. In the past, the floppy drive was first on the list. See boot, bootable disk and BIOS.
Before/After Your Search Term
|Boolean expression||boot failure|
|Boolean logic||boot loader|
|Boolean operator||boot manager|
|Boolean query||boot order|
|Boolean search||boot process|
|Boot Camp||boot sector virus|
|boot disk||boot sequence|
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