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boot drive

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.
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Selectman Paul Hale suggested that, instead of denying the request, selectmen set up a policy limiting the number of additional boot drives to two a year, and requiring that 97 to 100 percent of the money raised would go to the designated charity.
All boot drives would have to applied for a year in advance.
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Thousands of Fill the Boot drives have taken place or will take place across the United States this year, in which fire fighters hit the streets or store fronts and ask pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passers-by to contribute - money in the boot - for MDA.
In addition to Fill the Boot drives, fire fighters also dedicate time every year at MDA summer camp, where thousands of children with muscle disease experience a week of barrier-free fun while gaining confidence and independence.
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By eliminating boot drives and associated failures, the appliance can significantly increase reliability while reducing overall system and maintenance costs for the largest cloud and mega-datacenter environments.
The high failure rate of traditional boot drives used in today's datacenters, along with the maintenance required to repair and replace them, are expensive problems.