Definition of Head crash

1. Noun. (computer science) a crash of a read/write head in a hard disk drive (usually caused by contact of the head with the surface of the magnetic disk).

Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Crash

Definition of Head crash

1. Noun. (computing) A collision of the head of a hard drive with the platter, resulting in irreparable damage to the hard drive. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Head Crash

head cheese
head cheeses
head coach
head cold
head colds
head cook and bottle-washer
head cook and bottle-washers
head cook and bottle washer
head cook and bottle washers
head cooks and bottle-washers
head cooks and bottle washers
head count
head counts
head covering
head coverings
head crash (current term)
head down, bum up
head fake
head fakes
head first
head fold
head for the hills
head game
head games
head gasket
head gate
head girl
head group
head groups
head hair

Literary usage of Head crash

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1. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"Sooner or later, the head comes in contact with the recording area of the disk and a head crash results. When a head crash results, it creates a dimple in ..."

2. Microcomputer Security by David J. Stang (1991)
"However, with a head crash, further use of the disk may cause further damage, as the iron oxide that was knocked from the surface during the crash will now ..."

3. Defend Your Data!: Guide to Data Recovery by David J. Stang (1991)
"... Crashes Problem A "head crash" occurs when the read/write heads come down hard on the hard disk surface, damaging the media and/or the heads themselves. ..."

4. Beechenbrook: A Rhyme of the War by Margaret Junkin Preston (1866)
"Heard ye that thrilling word— Accent of dread— Flash like a thunderbolt, Bowing each head— Crash through the battle dun, Over the booming gun— ..."

5. Notes of Thought by Charles Buxton, John Llewelyn Davies (1883)
"Steady, my pet, at the five-barred gate, Lightly over with heart elate ; Up with the elbow, down with the head, Crash through the bullfinch like shot of ..."

6. The Aerial World: A Popular Account of the Phenomena and Life of the Atmosphere by Georg Hartwig (1875)
"... HEAD. crash, but the balloon, by the very free use of the valve-line, had been crippled, and never rose again or even dragged us from the spot on which ..."

7. The Sunny Land: Or, Prison Prose and Poetry, Containing the Production of by Buehring H. Jones, James A. Houston (1868)
"HEARD ye that thrilling word — Accent of dread — Flash like a thunderbolt, Bowing each head— Crash through the battle dun, Over .the booming gun, " Ashby, ..."

8. Along Four-footed Trails: Wild Animals of the Plains as I Knew Them by Ruth A. Cook (1903)
"Ah! there it was and he crept closer with the handle of his spear held high above his head. Crash went the fork into the earth. And immediately after there ..."

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