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reboot

[rē′büt]
(computer science)
To reload systems software into a computer so that it makes a new start.

reboot

(operating system)
(From boot) A boot with the implication that the computer has not been down for long, or that the boot is a bounce intended to clear some state of wedgitude.

See warm boot.

reboot

To reload the operating system and start over. A reboot often solves many software problems in computers, smartphones, tablets, cable boxes and other electronics devices, because it resets the system.

Restart Vs. Shut Down/Start
If a Restart option in an electronic device is selected from the menu, the current applications are closed, and the operating system is reloaded. This is a "warm boot," which does not clear internal RAM memory. When Shut Down is chosen, and the unit is turned back on, this "cold boot" clears memory and reloads the OS, which is often more effective for solving problems than restarting. See cold boot, clean boot and boot.
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Canberra: Australia's incoming conservative government promised to re-boot a stalled mining boom and revive an appetite for investment on Sunday after leader Tony Abbott swept into office on a platform to scrap a mining tax and run a stable administration.
There are three separate reasons why you may have to re-boot your system; the first is an external reason, either a noise from a playing partner or a weather condition.
Fortunately, enough was accomplished in Copenhagen to re-boot the process.
A BT spokeswoman said: "The problem was caused by a complete power failure at the exchange in Morpeth and we had to re-boot the system and get it back on.
In an attempt to re-boot foreign trade, the country has been rushing to get hold of foreign currency.
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Shift multi-tasking to single tasking throughout the day to allow your mind to re-boot.
Unfortunately, however, the administration has wandered so far off course that nothing short of a policy re-boot will work.
EVERY once in a while, something comes along that forces all of us to re-boot our concept of what is real.
So, if your connection goes does down during your home e-shopping expedition, don't be surprised if your ISP's helpdesk tells you to turn your tree off and re-boot.
You also must factor in the time it takes to notify an IT administrator of the failure, the time to isolate the failed component(s), the time to acquire and install a replacement, the time to re-boot and re-load system software and set parameters and privileges on the server.