warm boot

Definitions

General Science

Computing

  • noun the act of restarting a computer without switching it off.
  • noun the process of restarting a program which has stopped, without losing any data.

Electronics

  • The restarting of a computer without powering down. This may be accomplished for instance, by entering an appropriate key sequence. If a program failure is not resolved through a warm boot, a hard boot may help. Also called warm start, warm restart, or soft boot.
  • synonymwarm restart
  • synonymwarm start
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