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What would be the most likely result if a startup disk did not contain an MBR?

A) The operating system would not start

B) The operating system would be in read-only mode

C) Windows would only be able to start in safe mode

D) The BIOS memory test would fail

E) The sun wouldn’t shine as bright, the sky wouldn’t be as blue

The answer: A) The operating system would not start

Without a Master Boot Record, the startup disk doesn’t know where to load an operating system and the entire boot process comes to a screeching halt.

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