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'boot' can also refer to...



boot camp

boot disk

boot off

boot sector

boot virus

boot-lace fungus

cold boot

field boot

Florence Annie Boot (1863—1952) businesswoman and benefactor

given the boot

Henry Albert Howard Boot (1917—1983) physicist

Jesse Boot (1850—1931) retail and manufacturing chemist

John Campbell Boot (1889—1956) retail and manufacturing chemist

Lee-Boot effect

soft boot

warm boot


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To start a computer by turning the power on. Specifically, to invoke a bootstrap, especially to read from backing store the operating system of a computer and load it into the empty memory.

Subjects: Computing.

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