hard crash

hard crash

[′härd ′krash]
(computer science)
An abrupt halting of operations by a computer due to a malfunction, allowing the users or operators of the computer little or no time to minimize its effects.
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Others say the earth may collide with a passing planet or asteroid, so can we assume the world's governments will supply everyone with a hard crash helmet?
Saturday's row is clearly not over, though, and the Aussie, who, let's not forget, flipped his car spectacularly at the last race in Valencia before a hard crash into the tyre barrier, is aiming to get his status clarified at a team meeting today.
Dog's tooth or the hard crash on cold gravel after leaping from a train?
This resulted in a hard crash of the mainframe system as well as all networks and other in-house systems.
But David Reutimann's hard crash with seven laps to go caused a 15-minute red flag and another restart -- this time with four laps remaining.
But I will be looking for a couple of wins to close-in on Bayliss, who I really admire for the way he has come back from such a hard crash.
Szel said it could take 24 hours or more for large, complex facilities such as data centers to fully recover from a hard crash and resume normal operations.