Volume Boot Code

Definition: The volume boot code is one of two major parts of the volume boot record. The volume boot code is used to start the boot manager, which begins the actual loading of the operating system.

Volume boot codes are specific to the operating system on that particular partition. For example, a volume boot code for Windows 7 may function differently than one for a flavor of Linux or even a different version of Windows like Windows XP.

Also Known As: VBC

Examples: "The volume boot code was not configured properly for Windows 7 so I had to rewrite it with the bootsect command."