The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

Boot Partition or Volume

The volume, formatted with an NTFS, FAT, or FAT32 file system, that contains the Windows operating system and its support files. The boot volume can be in the same location as the system volume. In Windows, the system partition or volume is the one the computer starts from, while the boot volume is the one that has the operating system and support files.

See also System Partition or Volume.