Technology / Computers / Hard Boot: A hard reboot (also known as a cold reboot) is when power to a computer is cycled (turned on and off) or a special reset signal to the processor is triggered (from a front panel switch of some sort). This restarts the computer without first performing the usual shut-down procedure. (With many operating systems, especially those with disc caches, after a hard reboot the system may well be in an 'unclean' state, and require that checks and repairs to on-disc filesystem structures be performed before normal operation can begin.) It may be caused by power failure, be done by accident, or be done deliberately as a last resort because nothing else to retrieve the system from a 'hung' state works.
Boot Verb Synonyms: eject, expel, shove, propel, push, kick
Boot Noun Synonyms: shoe, riding-boot, bootee
Hard Adverb Synonyms: intently, carefully, earnestly
Hard Adjective Synonyms: difficult, perplexing, knotty, puzzling, baffling, enigmatic, intricate, complicated, complex, tangled, involved, thorny, incomprehensible, inscrutable, unsolvable, insoluble, tough
Hard Verb Synonyms: rigid, stiff, solid, inflexible, firm, dense, condensed, compressed, close, solidified, hardened, stony, rocklike, concrete, petrified, granite(-like), flinty, steely, tough, rugged, leathery, callous, unyielding, adamant(ine), impenetrable, obdurate
Technology / Computers / Cold Boot: A cold reboot also referred to as a hard boot. This occurs when a computer user must switch the computer system off from the main power switch. This process bypasses the normal shut down procedure of MORE
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