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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 many other electronics devices, because it resets the system. People have even had to reboot a ceiling fan by unplugging and plugging it back into its AC source in order for the wireless remote to work again.

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.


A Solution for No Power Switches
To conveniently reboot cable boxes and devices that do not have on/off switches, a remote control power bar or switch can be used. There are many varieties available such as this Magicfly unit from Walmart.
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