boot program

Definitions

Electronics

  • Abbreviation of bootstrap program. A program which is automatically loaded when a computer boots. Among other things, this program loads the operating system. Also called boot loader, or bootstrap loader.
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General Science

  • noun a set of instructions that are executed by the computer before a program is loaded, usually to load the operating system once the computer is switched on
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