• It is an abbreviation of bootstrapping (1). Its own abbreviation is boot (1). To start up or reset a computer. During this process the computer accesses instructions from its ROM chip, performs self-checks, loads the operating system, and prepares for use by an operator. A booting may be initiated by turning on the power, pressing a button or switch, by hitting a specific key sequence, or through a program or routine that gives this command. Also called by various other names, including booting up, booting process, boot sequence, startup (1), and initial program load (1).
  • synonym bootstrapping
  • synonym boot up
  • synonym boot sequence
  • synonym boot process
  • synonym bootstrapping

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