Hard reset

Linksys router reset buttonA term used to describe the process of either pressing the reset button on a computer or peripheral, or pressing and holding the reset button for a few seconds. This is called a hard reset because the user is physically pressing the button instead of resetting the computer or peripheral through software.

Note: This term should not be confused with a cold boot also known as a hard boot. Also, this term can be used to describe a factory reset.

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Also see: Cold boot, Reset button