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for hard boot
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :
A boot which resets the entire system.
The phrase has connations of hostility toward, or frustration
with, the computer being booted. For example, "I'll have to
hard boot this losing Sun", or "I recommend booting it
Hard boots are often performed with a power cycle.
Contrast soft boot. See also cold boot and reboot
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