Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Reset may refer to any of the following:

1. In general, reset refers to adjusting a hardware device's settings to a previously functional state, i.e., before a failure occurred. For example, if your computer generates an error and cannot be closed, it must be restarted using the reset button before it can be operational again.

2. When referring to binary, reset describes a bit that is set to a value of 0 (zero). The bit may also be referred to as "zeroed out."

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