Definition of reboot in English:

reboot

verb

Pronunciation: /rēˈbo͞ot/
  • 1(with reference to a computer system) boot or be booted again.

    [with object] ‘the new value will not be in force until you reboot the system’
    [no object] ‘the computer would not reboot’
    • ‘Having written this down, you may now reboot the system and enter this on the command line.’
    • ‘After every test, all drives were defragged and the system was rebooted.’
    • ‘So, I put in my boot floppy and rebooted the system to partition and format the hard drive.’
    • ‘How graphics drivers are related to rebooting the computer is beyond me, but there you have it.’
    • ‘He told me how he rebooted the computer numerous times, downloaded the latest drivers, Anti-Virus software, etc, etc, then finally after several hours of lost work he finally found the problem.’
    • ‘In all, the installation did not generate any error messages for me and I was able to reboot my system without any problems.’
    • ‘Both computers have now been rebooted, and the back-up machine is running in contingency mode.’
    • ‘The biggest advantage of dynamic disks is the ability to manage disks and volumes without rebooting the operating system.’
    • ‘Since I was no longer able to access ANY of my files from the command line, I decided to reboot the system.’
    • ‘Wrap up the master node installation by creating a boot disk, removing the CD and rebooting the master node.’
    • ‘I had to reboot my mom's computer for the settings to ‘take’.’
    • ‘I tell her to reboot the computer to free up memory, but she doesn't want to because she's running a huge print job.’
    • ‘Note that rebooting your computer is necessary because some temporary files may have been recently copied into the temp folder, and may be declared ‘in use’.’
    • ‘We defragged the hard drive after every test and rebooted the system to clear disk and memory caches.’
    • ‘You tell the configurator you want to restore the factory default configuration, then reboot the system with the console port connected to your serial port.’
    • ‘Using the software is easy - insert the self-booting diskette into drive A, then turn on or reboot the computer.’
    • ‘On a hunch, we rebooted the computer and after arriving back at the desktop the printer magically output the test page perfectly.’
    • ‘After rebooting the system and connecting the AV adaptor, the USB cable has to be connected to a USB 2.0 capable USB port.’
    • ‘When I first installed it, the mouse pointer would frequently just freeze without warning and I would have to reboot the computer.’
    • ‘At this point we should be able to reboot the system and use our encrypted filesystem.’
    1. 1.1[with object] Restart or revive (a process or sequence, especially a series of films or television programs); give fresh impetus to.
      ‘I hope that the filmmakers make the most of the opportunity to reboot the franchise’
      ‘Crane attempts to reboot his flagging career’
      • ‘Asian producers are rebooting their 1980s and '90s hits for a chance at striking box office gold twice.’
      • ‘Bourne Legacy is a key test for Universal as it reboots the marquee spy franchise without Matt Damon.’
      • ‘Universal's effort to reboot one of its marquee franchises takes center stage this weekend as The Bourne Legacy opens five years after the previous installment.’
      • ‘In a critical World Cup qualifier against Antigua and Barbuda, Johnson rebooted a national team career that had seemingly faded.’
      • ‘The two-year plan was an effort to reboot Canada's economy by pumping more money into it.’
      • ‘There was an attempt to reboot the series in 2011 with a new Conan film that had the same title as the 1982 original.’
      • ‘Craig's portrayal of Bond marked a dramatic departure from the character's previous image, in line with the producers' desire to reboot the franchise by taking the character back to his roots.’
      • ‘It's really difficult for boy bands to reboot themselves.’
      • ‘Will manufacturers have enough time to reboot their product lines for the holiday season?’
      • ‘Once you get the business back on track, branch out by doing workshops and writing booklets, and maybe even start a blog helping others to reboot their lives after a set back.’
      • ‘At the very least, it will make television executives think twice before rebooting The Addams Family.’
      • ‘The bank may reboot its bond-buying program, a boon for debt-strapped Eurozone countries squeezed by prohibitively high funding costs.’
      • ‘The government is laying out the battle lines for additional austerity measures even as it faces pressure to reboot the country's faltering economy.’
      • ‘The prime minister pledged to reboot his battered party by shaking up its ranks.’
      • ‘Hollywood studios rebooted a number of franchises to mixed results.’
      • ‘The people who have successfully rebooted their brands have owned their mistakes without letting those mistakes define them.’
      • ‘We may yet see the company acquire a digital music vendor to reboot, rather than trash, its downloads proposition.’
      • ‘Without the lead actor who played Bourne it seemed the only option was to pull in a new actor to play the same role or reboot the franchise.’
      • ‘Reform, not stimulus, is required to reboot India's macro-economic performance.’
      • ‘The Farrelly Brothers announced plans to reboot the 1994 comedy.’
      reintroduce, re-establish, restore, resurrect, relaunch, bring back, reinstall, reinstitute, regenerate, revitalize, resuscitate, breathe new life into, give a new lease of life to
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noun

Pronunciation: /ˈrēbo͞ot/
  • 1An act or instance of booting a computer system again.

    • ‘Each test was done immediately following a reboot with no other software running in the background.’
    • ‘But when I turn off this computer in Linux, my PC does a reboot.’
    • ‘But it still took me about 90 minutes from start to finish, along with several system reboots, to get this suite of applications up and running on my test PC.’
    • ‘The fact that it takes three reboots before the system resets from a failed overclock is very annoying especially if you are reaching the limit of your overclock.’
    • ‘I should also point out that the system was far from being stable at this speed, as any attempt to benchmark would result in a system reboot.’
    • ‘A reboot under software control, and the program is up and running.’
    • ‘After a reboot, we then overclocked the video card in XTurbo mode, which used slightly higher voltages on the core and memory.’
    • ‘Upon reboot, your Linux installation is complete.’
    • ‘I demonstrated to him that he needed to hold it down - and I did that, held down C on the reboot and it booted happily from the CD just as he needed.’
    • ‘Granted, better performance will get you a faster system, but if that system is plagued by random reboots or occasional lockups you'll likely be losing valuable work and time and thus cut into your productivity.’
    • ‘If you are using a power supply that came with your case, or that you got from a bargain bin for five dollars and you have noticed system instability and random reboots, there should be alarm bells going off.’
    • ‘Faster would result in artifacting or a garbled screen, requiring a reboot to restore things to working order.’
    • ‘When clocked above 3600 MHZ the system would boot, but exhibited random reboots as well as constant crashes.’
    • ‘Random reboots, unexplained lockups, corrupted displays and drives or other devices that mysteriously stop working all could be caused by a bad power supply.’
    • ‘It actually took several reboots before I successfully booted into the BIOS setup screen.’
    • ‘With all this we managed to get a full load of benchmarks without any random reboots, even overclocking was stable on the voltage side of things.’
    • ‘It placed a counter in the start-up routine of the computer and after ninety reboots (deemed a sufficient time to pay for the intellectual goods) it initiated a process that encrypted the names of most of the files on the hard disk.’
    • ‘After a routing driver and software installation, a reboot is necessary.’
    • ‘For example, a runlevel of 0 corresponds to a halted system while a runlevel of 6 corresponds to a system reboot.’
    • ‘These ripples can result in voltage dropping too low which usually causes system reboots and crashes.’
    1. 1.1 Something, especially a series of films or television programs, that has been restarted or revived.
      ‘British television had a big hit with the reboot of Doctor Who’
      • ‘Four sequels followed, along with a TV series, reboots, remakes, comics, cartoons and parodies.’
      • ‘The Amazing Spider-Man finally hits theaters this week, and we've been gearing up for the Spidey reboot for what feels like forever.’
      • ‘That "Doctor Who" has outgrown its cult-classic status since its 2005 reboot has been increasingly evident.’
      • ‘As in the television reboot of "Battlestar Galactica," a limited number of monsters are bent on destroying the human race.’
      • ‘Just to be clear, the 2006 Superman movie wasn't a reboot, it was a sequel to Superman II.’
      • ‘We weren't particularly impressed with the pilot for Beauty and the Beast, a reboot of the '80s series.’
      • ‘Maryanne was not a character in the original series, but is new for the reboot.’
      • ‘The reboots of "The Amazing Spider-Man" and the final installment of "The Dark Knight" trilogy have more in common than you might anticipate.’
      • ‘The pair penned some of the last decade's biggest action blockbusters, including two "Transformers" flicks and 2009's great "Star Trek" reboot.’
      • ‘In 2006, the spork was given a radical reboot in an attempt to address some of its structural shortcomings.’
      • ‘Twenty-two years after the original Total Recall, Colin Farrell takes on the role originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger in a reboot hitting theaters Friday.’
      • ‘"Look at James Bond - virtually every movie is a reboot," he says.’
      • ‘A new mind-bending trailer is out for the reboot of the 1990 sci-fi action blockbuster, "Total Recall".’
      • ‘Vaughn is reportedly developing the sitcom reboot with CBS TV Studios and will serve as executive producer.’
      • ‘Reboots can be tricky, particularly for comic-book heroes.’
      • ‘What helps makes the new "Spider-Man" reboot amazing is that there's actually a man behind the mask.’
      • ‘The 24-year-old singer is desperate to be cast in Universal Pictures' reboot of the classic 1983 Al Pacino gangster film.’
      • ‘Nicolas Cage is in talks to star in the reboot of Left Behind, the faith-based, action-packed book and movie series about the End Times.’
      • ‘The movie is set to be a complete reboot of the franchise, which originally starred Anna Faris and has grossed over $800 million worldwide.’
      • ‘A reboot of Dallas has defied all expectations - and some critics - to become the surprise hit of the summer’

Pronunciation:

reboot

Verb/rēˈbo͞ot/

reboot

Noun/ˈrēbo͞ot/