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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Witnesses described a hard crash into the water and said the downed chopper was submerged within minutes.
The hard crash caused injuries to the tourists who sustained 10-15 per cent permanent disabilities each, according to records.
But, for all the (deservedly earned) pessimism and that super hard crash right at the start (we're talking in the episode select menu, not even the episode itself), I haven't been as impressed with a Telltale game as I am with this one since "The Wolf Among Us.
It was a hard crash at Cardiff and it's tough when you hit your head," said Lindgren.
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.