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What does booting mean?What is warm and cool booting?

2006-08-11 06:45:14, Category: Programming & Design


  1. chris y

    On 2006-08-11 06:57:32

    Booting comes from the term "pull yourself up from your boot straps" which means self starting. Warm boot is pressing the restart button while the computer is on and a cold boot is pressing the power switch when it is turned off.
  2. harryhedgehog

    On 2006-08-11 06:48:07

    Booting means restarting your computer. A cold boot means turning it on from a powered-down state. A warm boot is pressing the restart button when the computer is already on.
  3. jlacroix1758

    On 2006-08-11 06:49:14

    Warm boot - Restarting the computer without turning power off. Cold boot - Restarting the computer when the power has been turned off then back on.
  4. Tory

    On 2006-08-11 06:52:24

    At work I'm on the computer, and at home for pleasure, but when I get to work and my computers already started up, my co-worker says 'I booted it up for you', that just means she got it started, cold boot and hot not sure, unless one is in stand-by mode, not completely shut-down yet.
  5. griz803

    On 2006-08-11 10:00:41

    The term "boot" comes from "boot strapping", a process that was manual, long and involved with older computers. As an electronic device, computers are pretty helpless without some sort of program running. They simply set there not looking for input or creating output if they aren't loaded with and instructed to run a program of some sort. The boot process that we see on modern PCs and Macs is done by a combination of firmware called the "BIOS" and / or the master boot record for an operating system stored on a disk drive that the system looks for by wrote every time it is powered up. It does things like enumerate the peripherals, set up interrupt vector handlers and enable or disable the A20 line in some systems. These terms may seem like Greek to you, but they can be searched for individually to get a better idea about what happens in which order to start a computer system. The difference between a warm boot and a cold boot is simple enough. A cold boot is just that, the power is shut off and at least 10 seconds (or so) pass before the machine is turned back on. A warm boot never shuts off the power, but uses a command sequence from a program or the <CTRL>-<ALT>-<DEL> key combo (a.k.a. the "three finger salute") to force a reboot with the power still applied. I hope this gives you a clearer picture of what goes on in a boot sequence and the differences.
  6. Yoi_55

    On 2006-08-11 06:48:58

    Booting is the process of starting your computer and loading your Operating System. Warm Boot is just a restart. Cool/Cold Boot is turning on the computer from a powered off state.
  7. Jacky

    On 2006-08-11 06:49:44

    Booting means to restart your computer.. warm or cool?? i have no idea...perhaps it describes when you properly restart your computer or not!?! or something like that
  8. butchell

    On 2006-08-11 06:48:15

    booting means restarting your computer. A warm boot is when you restart without turning off the machine, cold boot is when you turn off the machine and turn it back on
  9. Kristofer

    On 2006-08-11 06:50:01

    booting is turning your computer on. the term came from a boot strap or something that i fergot. a warm boot is when u restart your computer, so it turns off and back on on its own, a cold boot is when u shut it down yourself and then press the button to turn it back on.