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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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Just recently, the original series' star, Will Smith, was asked on "The Graham Norton Show" if he would want to do a reboot or revival.
Consumers should install the patch, swallow any unwanted reboots, and keep an eye out for further fixes coming down the line, in other words.
Users of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have reported a number of bugs in the past, including those related to audio control, lines on the display and so on; the latest addition to the bandwagon being the untimely reboot.
Now, while a film like the latest Mad Max gives one hope about better reboots, moviegoers still have to be discerning when they throng the theatres to re-experience a favourite film.
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Six months ago, for our last roundup of films scheduled for future release that have strong licensing potential, we wrote, "Hollywood has been fixated on blockbuster sequels since the 1980s (and long before that, with serials) and now is enthusiastically pursuing another obsession: the reboot.
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The inevitable question: Is Hawking trying to reboot the biggest story of them all?
All changes that occur during use are written to a temporary storage space and not the hard drive; this space is cleared upon reboot.
New tools are available to integrate three important functions of remote site management: console port access, remote reboot control, and site alarm reporting.
We're honored that Parallels has chosen Ksplice Uptrack to end reboots on Parallels Virtuozzo Containers," said Waseem Daher, Chief Operating Officer of Ksplice.