Boot – In simple words boot means to start up the computer. It is in fact the various steps that the computer follows after it is witched on. Booting process goes on until the operating system of the computer is eventually loaded and is ready to use. Booting is of two kinds:

  • Cold Booting: When the computer is switched on from being switched off.
  • Warm booting: When only operating system is started without being switched off.