warm boot

<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]

Last updated: 1998-04-28

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