Meaning – A cold start refers to a situation, where a system, or a part of itis created or restarted, but is not working the way it was supposed to. This includes problems such as initialising startup elements, populating the cache, or starting up any subsystems.
A cold start, or cold boot also refers to the situation where the computer is bottled up without loading the startup applications or processes. In such a scenario, the user can still use the system, while the startup applications are being turned on. This severely slows down the system.
Another type of problem is when the data model of a particular system requires connections between objects. In that case new objects will not operate normally until those connections are made.
Example of usage – “The computer was performing optimally, when suddenly, one fine day, it performed a cold boot, and slowed things down severely.”