Explain the process of booting.
- The boot process starts by executing code in the first sector of the disk, MBR.
- MBR looks over the partition table to find the Active Partition.
- Control is passed to that partition’s boot record (PBR) to continue booting.
- The PBR locates the system-specific boot files (such as Win98’s io.sys or WinXP’s ntoskrnl).
- Then these boot files continue the process of loading and initializing the rest of the OS.