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.
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.
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.
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 "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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [email protected] 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Footwear that usually reaches above the calf and higher. (See also bootie.) Comes in a variety of materials, though leather is most common. Boots complement and highlight one's legs with minimal exposure.
Footwear, typically brown leather, that a resident of the United States would wear for outdoor activities such as hiking or just to dress casually at work. However, residents of Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and other countries sometimes use this term to refer to their sneakers, or the trunk end of a Ford.
a shoe that covers at least the entire foot and usually the ankle, calf, and sometimes thigh. Boots come in a wide variety of materials and styles, and were first created as work wear. Via Spiga black suede boots
A boot is a type of shoe that covers at least the foot and the ankle and sometimes extends up to the knee or even the hip. Most have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece.
In an exchange of real property, any consideration received other than real property is "boot." The amount of gain recognized is always limited to the gain realized or boot, whichever is the smaller amount. Therefore, for a transaction to result in no recognized gain, the exchanger must receive property with an equal or greater market value and debt than the property relinquished, and receive no boot. In exchanges, there are two types of boot: cash boot and mortgage boot. Cash boot is cash or anything else of value received. Mortgage boot is any liabilities assumed or taken subject to in the exchange.
When discussing nontaxable exchanges, boot is the term used to describe cash or property that will cause an otherwise tax-free transfer to become partially taxable. The amount subject to tax is the lesser of the fair market value of the boot or the realized gain on the transfer.
Unlike property or non-qualifying property such as securities, cash, notes, partnership interests, etc. Taxpayer who receives boot ("unlike" property) will have to recognize gain to the extent of the net boot received or realized gain, whichever is less.
Boot is any type of property received in an exchange that is not like kind, such as cash, mortgage notes, a boat, or stock. The Exchanger pays taxes on the boot to the extent of recognized capital gain. In an exchange, any funds not used to purchase the replacement property will be called boot. Capital Gain - Generally speaking, this is the difference between the sales price of the relinquished property - less selling expenses - and the adjusted basis of the property.
A tax term that means cash or unlike property received in an exchange. For example, you trade investment real estate worth $500,000 for another property worth only $300,000. In addition to the deed on the new property you receive $200,000 in cash (or notes). The $200,000 is boot.
A way to make an exchange of property equal. For example, if you trade in a work vehicle for a new model, the cash you pay on top of your trade in is called boot. Property or assets can also be considered boot because it does not always have to be cash to make an exchange equal.
Non-like-kind property (cash or other property) given by one party to another party in a tax-deferred, like-kind exchange that is taxable. For instance, if you trade in a delivery truck on a new model, the cash you pay in addition to your old truck is boot. Boot received may be offset by boot given. See also Mortgage Boot.
Money or other property that is not like-kind, which is given to make up any difference in value or equity between exchanged properties. Boot may be in the form of cash; notes; gems; the market value of an asset such as a mortgage, land contract, personal property, goodwill, a service or a patent offered in an exchange. The taxable gain in the like-kind exchange is recognized immediately to the extent of boot, whereas other gain from the exchange may be deferred until subsequent transfer. (See exchange, like-kind)
Any asset given or received in an exchange that is not "like-kind." Examples of boot include mortgages, cash, or other cash equivalents, tangible personal property, promissory notes or other real property. (Example: The Exchangor/Investor may give cash "boot" to acquire the replacement property to offset the mortgage paid off on the relinquished property.)
Boot is any type of Personal Property received in a Real Property transaction that is not like kind, such as cash, mortgage notes, a boat or stock. The Exchanger pays taxes on the boot to the extent of recognized capital gain. In an exchange if any funds are not used in purchasing the replacement property, that also will be called boot.
Cash or property of a type not included in the definition of a nontaxable exchange. The receipt of boot will cause an otherwise tax-free transfer to become taxable to the extent of the lesser of the fair market value of the boot or the realized gain on the transfer. Examples of nontaxable exchanges that could be partially or completely taxable due to the receipt of boot include transfers to controlled corporations and like-kind exchanges.
Cash or other property used in an exchange to make the values of property traded equal. For instance, if you trade in a delivery truck on a new model, the cash you pay in addition to your old truck is boot.
In a 1031 tax deferred exchange, it is the profit gained during the exchange of properties on which income tax is not deferred. It can be cash, "unlike" property, mortgage relief or anything considered of value. (Note: A 1031 exchange can not be done on your personal primary residence.)
The boot provides a solid connection from bare wires to the KEMLON PIN in the SWBPV bulkhead. It consists of a gold plated pin crimped to the wire. A Teflon sleeve to protect the pin and a rubber boot to cover and seal the connection.
(1) Protective covering over any portion of a cable, wire or connector in addition to the normal jacketing or insulation. (2) A form placed around wire termination of a multiple contact connector to contain the liquid potting compound before it hardens. (3) A protective housing usually made from a resilient material to prevent entry of moisture into a connector.
A flexible rubber cover used over the open ends of master cylinders, wheel cylinders, and calipers to keep out water and contaminants. Fixed Anchor - A non-adjustable anchor pin, riveted, welded, or bolted to the backing plate.