Warm boot - definition of warm boot by The Free Dictionary
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The act or process of restarting a computer without turning off the power. A warm boot erases everything in RAM and then reloads the operating system into RAM.
n (Comput) → Warmstart m
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The place has a big, warm boot
room - always a bonus as many small hotels have ones so tiny you are falling over yourself even before hitting the slopes.
Back at the hall, we dried our shoes and coats off in the toasty warm boot
room before an afternoon of falconry, where we could get up close and personal with owls, eagles and even a turkey vulture.
In the days of DOS, this sequence would have triggered a Warm Boot
Besides, a warm boot
can be disconcerting to a user and certainly isn't "friendly.
A warm boot
resets the computer without going through the entire startup process.