soft boot

Slang Dictionary

soft boot

n. See boot.
Computing Dictionary

soft boot definition

operating system
A boot which resets only part of the system.
For example, "If you're running the mess-dos emulator, control-alt-insert will cause a soft boot of the emulator, while leaving the rest of the system running".
Contrast hard boot.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature