Glossary

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.

system partition or volume

The partition or volume that has the files needed to load the operating system. It is the same as the active partition or 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. The system partition or volume and the boot partition or volume can be the same partition or volume.

The partition or volume that has the files needed to load the operating system. It is the same as the active partition or 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. The system partition or volume and the boot partition or volume can be the same partition or volume.

See also Active Partition or Volume, Boot Partition or Volume.