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SteadyState protects boot sector? RRS feed

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    Does SteadyState protect the boot sector?  For example if power cuts off unexpectedly?  A la Ready On...
    Wednesday, July 9, 2008 1:29 PM

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  •  mikezilla wrote:
    Found out through unintentional empircial testing.  Steady State DOES NOT protect the boot sector.

     

     

    Hi,

     

    That's correct.  Windows Disk Protection covers only the boot volume (the volume containing \windows).  The boot sector lies outside of this section of the disk, and thus is not protected by WDP. 

     

    Thanks,

    Rob Elmer

    Development Lead

    Windows SteadyState

     

    Sunday, November 23, 2008 8:59 PM

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    Hi, this has not been described on SteadyState related sources and I'm not able to give you the exact answer of the question. Here are some threads related to power loss issue with SteadyState installed.

     

    SteadyState clears changes after power loss

    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3378528&SiteID=17

     

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    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1998595&SiteID=17

    Friday, July 11, 2008 9:29 AM
  • Yep, it does. all the interrupted operation will continue at the next reboot. but there is a exception: a interruption(may be power cuts down or some kind things) that happens during catch-file resizing may causes system crash. 

    Friday, July 11, 2008 9:30 AM
  • Found out through unintentional empircial testing.  Steady State DOES NOT protect the boot sector.

     

    Saturday, November 15, 2008 5:17 PM
  •  mikezilla wrote:
    Found out through unintentional empircial testing.  Steady State DOES NOT protect the boot sector.

     

     

    Hi,

     

    That's correct.  Windows Disk Protection covers only the boot volume (the volume containing \windows).  The boot sector lies outside of this section of the disk, and thus is not protected by WDP. 

     

    Thanks,

    Rob Elmer

    Development Lead

    Windows SteadyState

     

    Sunday, November 23, 2008 8:59 PM