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by mala_alacran / June 29, 2008 1:49 AM PDT

hi i've built several computers but i can't figure out how to bypass the bios/cmos screen on start up
you know like new computers from the factory on boot up goes to directly to windows start up screen
any help with this would be great thanks

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Just wait a second or two?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 2:20 AM PDT
In reply to: cmos/bios help

Your classic homebrew PC shows that screen for informational reasons and while there might be a silent boot many need this to see that all is working proper.

Again, there is NO time savings here in booting speed so don't do this for that reason.

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not to save time.....but
by mala_alacran / June 29, 2008 4:19 AM PDT

but to keep people ie. my son from accessing the bios and messing things up because he does not know what he is doing

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(NT) Set a BIOS Password...that'll keep 'em out.
by VAPCMD / June 29, 2008 5:01 AM PDT
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(NT) That's the ticket.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 5:25 AM PDT
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isnt there a code or something
by mala_alacran / July 1, 2008 4:20 AM PDT
In reply to: That's the ticket.

that i could use to make it boot directly in to the windows start up screen
i dont want to set a password i want to make it look like a computer from a factory

how do they do it at the factory?

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They use...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2008 5:30 AM PDT

A horde of engineers with backgrounds in assembler programming to make a custom BIOS to show pretty screens instead of the scary (?) BIOS screens that we have seen to date. Some companies outsource this work. Cost? About a million the first time.

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It would look like a computer from the FACTORY...unless
by VAPCMD / July 1, 2008 10:12 AM PDT

he/she tries to get into the BIOS.

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Power options....
by jbking2 / June 29, 2008 4:43 AM PDT
In reply to: cmos/bios help

My guess is that in the "Power Options" in the Control Panel that the Advanced and Hibernate options may be what you could use so that the PC can go into some state like a sleep or hibernate when using the power button so that it does seem to come up quickly but then it was never really totally turned off.


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It's in the BIOS....the location varies with the BIOS mfg
by VAPCMD / July 5, 2008 3:15 AM PDT
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In one of my systems it's under:

The better way to prevent someone intentionally or unintentionally messing with the settings is password protect the CMOS.


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Look at the settings available within the CMOS setup ...
by Edward ODaniel / July 3, 2008 5:10 AM PDT
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as your ability to hide the POST info depends on what the BIOS allows. Some have a setting to display a picture (this is what many manufacturers use to display their logo rather than POST info).

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how would you do that?
by mala_alacran / July 3, 2008 7:08 AM PDT

in this machine currently i'm running a msi mb Model P6NGM-FD and a
Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

on the bios screen where would i go from there

advanced bios features? or ....? i've never messed with these before


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If I was sitting in front of the computer ...
by Edward ODaniel / July 4, 2008 1:49 AM PDT
In reply to: how would you do that?

I would access the CMOS setup (by using the keys the computer manual or screen suggest) then I would look through ALL the potential settings to see what I could see.

I am not though so I don't know how you will go about it.

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A little off topic
by Tarq57 / July 4, 2008 8:01 PM PDT

but, frankly, if it was my son, I would not let him use the computer, full stop.
Let him save up for his own toy, if he wants to mess it up.

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i built his last year
by mala_alacran / July 5, 2008 12:22 AM PDT
In reply to: A little off topic

he is seven it was the fifth computer i built cost about 300.00 w/case 120 g hd 1 g memory 478 intel micro atx blue case moded out lights up ur cola... back on topic

his and the others i built i would like to be able to bypass bios/cmos screen or make it look like it was bypassed

someone said the other day there should be a patch from the mb manf that allows you to display another image but i havent checked it out yet do you know anything about this patch?

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