Definitions for "Boot Disk"
boot disk contains special, hidden, startup files and other programs to run a computer. There are several types of boot disks available to the average user, ranging from a standard floppy boot disk to an emergency boot disk or bootable CD. It's important to use a boot disk when disinfecting a computer since most antivirus programs work best when they can gain complete access to the hard drive. If you start up from the hard drive some antivirus programs will fail in detecting and removing a virus from the computer.
A boot disk is actually not a computer disk in the shape of a boot. If it was, ...
A CD or floppy that can be used to start up the computer.
Keywords:  media, read, removable
a removable media, normally read-only, that can boot an