warm boot

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warm boot definition

operating system
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.
Contrast cold boot. See also reboot.
[Jargon File]
(1998-04-28)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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