To load the first piece of software that starts a computer. Because the operating system is essential for running all other programs, it is usually the first piece of software loaded during the boot process.
Starting up a computer by loading a program that allows it to run other programs. The term comes from bootstrapping which means that the computer "pulls itself up by its own bootstraps."
(2003-02-03) Chris Limb A colloquialism meaning to switch on and start a computer.
To load the system software into memory and start the system running.
The process that occurs upon starting up a computer in which the BIOS is implemented, hardware is recognized, and the operating system is initiated.
The process of loading system software into the workstation. Client systems boot from the network. Servers boot from their own disks. The workstations are rarely booted. They are left turned on. The boot process takes 5-10 minutes. When client system configurations change (more memory is added, a disk is added) the workstation kernel may need to be rebuilt. This is done during the boot process and lengthens the time required for a boot (including kernel rebuild) to 15-20 minutes.
The act of starting a computer. Powering a PC on causes it to boot.
A device that holds the bow of a boat before a race, then drops below the water on the starting signal.
short for Bootstrap, the name given to an automatic program loading process when a computer is switched on, or a program run
(bootstrap) (v.) To load the system software into memory and start it.
When you turn on a computer and start it up it is called "booting" the computer. A restart also qualifies as a boot, often called a "warm boot." When you shut off your computer for at least 10-30 seconds, and then boot it up again, it is called a "cold boot." When troubleshooting or trying to remove a virus it's important to use a cold boot since a warm boot (restart) may leave enough electricity in the computer for a virus to remain in memory, often interfering with antivirus efforts. Also, it's important to start up from a boot disk in most situations, like a CD.
The process of loading and running that part of the operating system that loads the operating system
To bring a device or system to a defined state where it can operate on its own.
The initial loading of a computer's operating system.
The process of starting up the computer, that is, loading the operating system, derived from the phrase 'pulling one self up by the boot straps'.
To cold or warm start your computer. Cold start turn the power switch on. Warm start push the reset button or press the Ctrl, Alt, and the Delete keys simultaneously.
Placing the system software into the system memory and starting it up (i.e., often used to mean starting the computer).
Derived from "boot strap." To start or restart a computer. A cold boot means to start the computer by turning the power switch on. A warm boot is resetting a computer that is already on.
Powering up the computer system.
This is the turning on of your computer after it has been completely turned of ( no power ) or when it is turned on for the first time. Starting again from zero, as it were. The computer will go through a number of preliminary stages which will usually result in it giving you the DOS prompt ( C:\ ).
To start a computer system (also referred to as "booting up.") Restarting such a system (for example, due to a system crash) is known as "rebooting."
Starting up an OS is booting it. If the computer is already running, it is more often called rebooting.
The procedure for loading the operating system to primary storage and readying a computer system for use.
To turn on the computer and start the operating system.
To start the machine by loading the operating system into main memory. This is accomplished by turning the computer on with the switch.
The process by which your computer starts. This includes the loading of the BIOS, and the initial startup of your operating system.
To "boot" is to start a computer; usually the process is called rebooting. Often, after you install some new software on your computer, you are asked to "reboot," i.e. shut down and restart your computer.
To boot a computer is to load an operating system into the computer's main memory or random access memory (RAM). Once the operating system is loaded, it's ready for users to run applications.
To start a computer program that clears memory, loads the operating system, and otherwise prepares the computer.
To start a computer so that it is ready to run programs for the user. A PC can be booted either by turning its power on, ( Cold Boot) or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del ( Warm Boot).
To start or restart a computer. There are two types of booting, "warm boot" and "cold boot." Warm boot means to restart a computer without turning the power off, also called rebooting. Cold boot means to either start a computer by turning it on, or to restart it by turning the power off and then back on.
A machine procedure that allows a system to begin operations at the desired level by means of its own initiation. The first few instructions are loaded into a computer from an input device. These instructions allow the rest of the system to be loaded. The word boot is abbreviated from the word bootstrap.
Quite simply to start up or restart (re-boot) the PC. When the PC is switched on the file s which run the operating system are executed. If you ever decide to phone a support number because you are having a problem the person on the other end of the phone will most likely tell you to do this as it solves the problem without them having to think about or even understand your concern. After a while you may well feel like giving the PC a real boot. This is not recommended.
The procedure by which a program is initiated the first time. Typically, a bootstrap is performed when power is first applied to the processor.
To start a PC and causing it to start executing instructions.
To start a computer or other device by loading the Operating System.
cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes; "boot your computer"
Process of loading an operating system into memory. A boot program is a small piece of code that is automatically executed when you power-up or reset your computer. The boot program loads the rest of the operating system into memory in a manner similar to a person pulling himself up by his own bootstraps. This process is sometimes called a cold boot or cold start. Bootstrap pocedures vary from system to system. The boot program must be customized for the memory size and hardware environment that the operating system manages. Typically, the boot resides on the first sector of the system tracks on your system disk. When executed, the boot loads the remaining sectors of the system tracks into high memory at the location for which the CP/M system has been configured. Finally, the boot transfers execution to the boot entry point in the BIOS jump table so that the system can initialize itself. In this case, the boot program should be placed at 900H in the SYSGEN image. Alternatively, the boot program may be located in ROM.
qualifies initial actions that a processor executes when it is powered on
To start or restart your computer; loading the operating system.
To turn on or restart a computer.
Causing the computer to start executing instructions, this is what happens when you first turn on the computer. The word was derived from the term "bootstrap," which was used to help get your boots on, booting the computer helps it get its first instruction.
To start a computer or system; to load an operating system into a computer and begin operation.
To initiate an automatic routine that clears the memory, loads the operating system, and prepares the computer for use. The term boot is derived from the saying "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps." Personal computers must do just that because random-access memory (RAM) does not retain program instructions when the power is shut off. Buried within the computer's read-only memory (ROM) circuits is an auto-start program that come into play when the power is switched on (a cold boot). Unlike RAM, program instructs the computer's disk drives to search for the computer's operating system. After a system crash occurs, you usually must reboot the computer. With most systems, you can perform a warm boot that restarts the system without the stress electronic components caused by switching the power off and on again. With IBM PC-compatible computers, you press Ctrl-Alt-Del keys to restart the system, although this method does not always unlock the system. Macintoshes have a restart button on the keyboard.
The process a computer goes through when you start or restart it - performing a quick self-test, loading Windows, and so on.
To start up the system by turning on the workstation and monitor; the system is fully booted when you see the console login prompt.
The process used to power-up and initialise a processor, eg a PC, from cold (analagous to 'pulling oneself up by one's own bootstrap'). See also Built-In Operating System.
To start a computer to enable the user to run programs.
to turn on the computer and cause it start the basic software. Boot up is the first step in using your computer.
the process of initialising a computer and loading a disk operating system.
A device that holds the bow of a boat until the starting signal, when it drops below the water.
The ability of a computer to start itself when powered on. Computers used to require startup disks to load the operating system, but the BIOS handles this now.
The computer's startup operation.
To load the operating system from disk.
Starting up your computer.
The startup process which every computer goes through when it is first turned on. This operation loads the system software and looks for peripheral devices.- Reboot - The act of restarting a computer, either by choice or by forcing a restart after a crash.- Warm boot - A reboot without a complete shutdown.- Cold boot - A reboot after fully switching off all power to a computer.
The process of loading or initializing an operating system on a computer; usually occurs as soon as a computer is turned on
To load system software. A computer boots up when you turn it on. You "reboot" the computer when you restart it.
To start up a computer.
To turn on a computer. While booting, a computer loads its operating system into memory, thus making it functional.
turning on a computer, allowing it to load the information and programs it needs to function.
The initialization process a computer undertakes immediately after power up. Evolved from the phrase "to begin again" or to "pull yourself up by your bootstraps". Also occurs with a computer "reset."
When a computer is powered up, control immediately passes to the BIOS. The BIOS finds the program code that should be executed to continue the startup process, until the operating system is up and running. The whole procedure is called booting up, from the expression "pulling yourself up by your bootlaces". Picture a cartoon figure on flat land, grabbing hold of his bootlaces and pulling himself up into the air until he's flying. A computer manages something similar, when it changes from an inert lump of plastic to a running system.
To start up your computer. Because the computer gets itself up and going from an inert state, it could be said to lift itself up "by its own bootstraps" -- this is where the term 'boot' originates.
The operation to start a computer system by loading programs from disk to main memory (part of system initialization). Booting is typically accomplished by physically turning on or restarting the system. Also called reboot.
Means to start a computer (verb). Reboot means to shut the computer down and restart it.
Short for "bootstrap." The process by which a computer starts running an operating system when power is applied.
The boot provides system boot, system reboot, and debug services.
What your friends give you because you spend too much time bragging about your computer skill.
The process of starting the operating system (UNIX).
A verb meaning to load into physical memory (RAM) from the hard drive (or other media). You can say that you are booting your machine, or that your operating...
To start (a cold boot) or reset (warm boot) the computer so it is ready to run programs for the user. Booting the computer executes various programs to check and prepare the computer for use. See Also: Cold Boot, Warm Boot
interface: To start up your computer; that is, turn on the power and, if you don't have a hard drive, insert a floppy with a System Folder on it. This odd-sounding bit of jargon dates back to the very early days of computing. Early computers had no ROM (permanent memory). When you first turned on the power, the machine was truly a blank slate. To start up one of those old machines, you had to first enter a short "loader" program (in binary) by flipping switches; this program was just sufficient to let the machine use its paper tape or punched card reader to load in a longer, full-fledged loader program, which in turn could be used to load the program you wanted to run! Loading a loader in order to load the loader that would load your program reminded operators of the old phrase "Pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps"; hence the short loader came to be known as the bootstrap loader, and the whole process "booting up". - Andy Baird.
all disks (both floppy and hard disks) have a very important section called the boot sector. This sector contains information on the characteristics and contents of the disk, and may also contain a program that makes it possible to boot the computer. When we speak of the boot sector of a floppy disk, we use the term BOOT, whereas the term MASTER BOOT (MBR - Master Boot Record) is used to refer to the same section of a hard disk.
The initial loading of an operating system into a computer, usually from disk or diskette.
Usually means to invoke a bootstrap process, which involves building up a system from some simple preliminary instructions or information. A boot invokes the BIOS boot sequence, clears all memory, and performs a complete power-on self test ( POST) to ensure that the hardware and peripherals are operational. A boot initializes the system hardware for use by the system firmware and loads the default configuration currently stored in flash memory.
This is a verb meaning to load. You can say that you are booting your machine, or that your operating system is booting up.
To load and initialise the operating system on a computer. Other expressions using the word Boot: Reboot: A boot with the implication that the computer has not been down for a long time, or that the boot is a bounce intended to clear some state of wedgitude. Cold boot: A boot from power off. Warm boot: A boot from power on, where the CPU and peripherals are already powered up (warm). A warm boot might be performed after a software crash or a hardware reset.
This is a term that means to "start up," or "boot up," your computer, or basically, to "boot it into gear!"
To load and initialize the operating system on a computer. Source: Foldoc: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
To start the server from the off position. To restart a server from a running position would be a reboot. Sometimes rebooting a server may clear an error, so many times that is the first thing to try if your server is having an issue of some sort.
The process of starting (or restarting) a computer. The term boot drive or boot disk refers to the disk drive from which the computer loads its operating system.
To start a device and cause it to start executing instructions.
A series of steps that the computer follows after being turned on until the operating system is loaded into memory. There are two kinds of boot, cold and warm. A cold boot occurs when a computer is first turned on or anytime the reset@ button is pressed and held for a few seconds. A warm boot occurs when the three keys Control, Alt, and Delete are pressed at the same time. The main difference between the two types is a warm boot only re-loads the operating system while a cold boot resets all peripheral bus cards, clears the keyboard buffer, and causes the BIOS to perform it= s standard Power On Self Test (POST).
To start a computer; more frequently used as re-boot. When you shut down a system then restart, you are re-booting. It tends to clear out bugs that are hampering smooth computing.
To start a computer. A "cold boot" refers to the process of turning a computer on at the power source (switching it on). A "warm boot" (or "re-boot") refers to, basically, restarting the operating system.
To load an operating system into the memory of a personal computer and start it running. The most common operating system for personal computer is DOS.
this term derives from `bootstrap loader', a short program that was read in from cards or paper tape, or toggled in from the front panel switches. This program was always very short (great efforts were expended on making it short in order to minimise the labour and chance of error involved in toggling it in), but was just smart enough to read in a slightly more complex program (usually from a card or paper tape reader), to which it handed control; this program in turn was smart enough to read the application or operating system from a magnetic tape drive or disk drive. Thus, in successive steps, the computer `pulled itself up by its bootstraps' to a useful operating state.
the procedure taking place when a computer is switched on, where peripherals are recognized one after the other, and where the operating system is loaded into memory.
to turn on a computer and load up the operating system in preparation for running a program; or to load a disk.
The initial start-up process for a computer. See The Jargon File for more information.
To start a computer with the operating system software (usually DOS) in place.
The process of starting up a computer. Hence Rebooting would mean restarting. Also sometimes worn by leading rugby players.
The initialization process a system goes through after power comes on. It may also occur as part of resetting. To start a new beginning, you "pull yourself up by your bootstraps."
To start up your system, loading it into the computer memory.
To start or restart your computer; loading your operating system.
On a PC, operation consisting of initialising the system. This is done automatically at power-on, or on request, when pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys. The previous state of the main storage is lost.
To start up the computer and load the operating system software. See cold boot and warm boot.
The term used to refer to the entering of one or more instructions to initiate the execution of permanently stored instructions which then load the operating system or a computer.
The loading of the operating system and starting of initial processes into a computer. From the saying, "pulling_oneself_up_by one's_bootstraps."
The process of starting up a computer. See Reboot.
Turning on or resetting the computer. The word "booting" originated from the concept of first pulling on boots before doing anything else in the morning. Turning on the computer is a cold boot. Hitting the CTRL-ALT-DEL keys at the same time is a warm boot, which is done while the computer is on. Any data entered since the last boot or saving, not permanently saved prior to a warm boot, will be lost.
To switch on a computer. If the machine is re-started whilst running, this is called 're-booting'.
To prepare a computer system for operation by loading an operating system.
No, this isn't even close to what it sounds like. "Booting" a program means loading it in when the computer is turned on. For example, if you hold down the START button while turning on the computer, the computer will beep. This means that it expects a boot cassette to be in the cassette player. When you turn on the computer with the disk drive on, you will boot DOS. In other words, any program that loads in without you having to tell it to load is a boot program.
To 'boot up' a disk. Jargon for inserting a disk, issuing the instruction to the computer to identify and initialize the disk and place it 'on line' for information storage and retrieval. A 'boot track' on a disk is a built-in program which carries out the above procedure.
The process of starting or resetting a computer. When first turned on (cold boot) or reset (warm boot), the computer runs the software that loads and starts the computer's operating system, which prepares it for use.
A common expression used to describe the process of starting a computer with a bootstrap program.
To start or (reboot) to restart one's computer.
See initial program load.
To load and initialize an operating system on a computer.
1.To load a computer's operating system. 2.The process of loading a computer's operating system.