What is the difference between a system and active drive?

The client has named his partitions in such a way that it makes it to difficult determine which drive is the boot drive.
How can I tell which partition is the boot partition? My guess is System vs Active.... Which one?

Thanks!
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Elton BrownAsked:
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Praveen BalanSolution ArchitectCommented:
type " %systemroot% " in start -> run

this will take  you to the windows XP installation directory .. see which drive the directory is in, thats your active system drive.

-Praveen
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Elton BrownAuthor Commented:
Thank you PraveenBalan!
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rpggamergirlCommented:
Any partition with the "boot" flag is the boot drive.
whether you're looking at it in Disk Management or any third party partition manager the boot drive will have the "boot" flag.

In my case it's the OS_Install(C:) Boot drive
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