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A reboot is the restart of a personal computer, i.e. the rebooting of a computer. A reboot is necessary when new software, a software update or a new plug-in card has been installed.

A reboot can be triggered via the start menu, but also via the key combination Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Reboots are distinguished between a hard reboot and a soft reboot. In a hard reboot, also called a cold reboot, the power supply is completely switched off once and then switched on again. In a soft reboot, also called a warm reboot, the system is restarted without interrupting the power supply. A reboot is often necessary after software installations, in case of a crash or if the system hangs.

Englisch: reboot
Updated at: 23.11.2018
#Words: 119
Links: personal computer (PC), software (SW), update, plug-in, vertical interconnect access (PCB) (via)
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