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dismissal from employment or from a place that one is in. (*Typically: get ~; give someone ~.) I guess I wasn't dressed well enough to go in there. They gave me the boot. I'll work harder at my job today. I nearly got the boot yesterday.

boot

1. n. a thrill; a charge. I get a real boot out of my grandchildren.
2. tv. to dismiss or eject someone. I booted him myself.
3. n. a dismissal or ejection. I got the boot even though I had worked there for a decade.
4. tv. & in. to start the operating system of a computer. When I booted, all I got was a feep.
5. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. The kid booted and booted and will probably never smoke another cigar.
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For example, these tools can edit the registry settings that prevent systems from booting, copy files from a dead system to removable media, repair partition table and boot sector errors, locate and salvage deleted data, remotely access systems for repair, change administrator passwords, monitor file and registry activity network-wide, and detect and defeat malware and other malicious code that proliferates in Windows environments.
Hotfix Uninstall - remove a hotfix or service pack that's preventing a system from booting
Phoenix's RomPilot offers a complete system for pre-boot management by providing all of the essential elements, such as operating system services, pre-boot management, booting services, pro-active services, and integrated security.
Winters, "With the growing number of boot devices available today, the boot process has become more complicated than simply booting off the hard drive or floppy drive.