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HP Invent Splash screen, anyone know how to alter?

by martinaggie01 / July 15, 2005 4:02 AM PDT

Does anyone know how to go about changing the splash screen?

Don't really know how to go about doing it.

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by bassbeatz / July 15, 2005 4:19 AM PDT

You can change the Windows 2003 and XP startup screens to display any 16-color, 640x480 bitmap image. Simply create the bitmap and save it as boot.bmp in the \%systemroot% folder (e.g., C:\windows). Then modify the boot.ini file as follows:

** Modify the boot.ini file to be writable: attrib boot.ini -r -s -h
** Add the /bootlogo switch and the /noguiboot switch, as the example below shows:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS=''Windows Server 2003, Enterprise'' /fastdetect /bootlogo /noguiboot

(If you don't add the /noguiboot switch, the standard Windows 2003 logo will be overlaid on your custom image.)

** Save the file, then reset the boot.ini attributes: attrib boot.ini +r +s +h

If you've never done this before, boot.ini isn't something to mess around with. You've been warned...

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hmmm XP boot screen vs. HP splash screen
by martinaggie01 / July 15, 2005 4:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Splash

I think we are talking about two different screens here.

You are referring to the XP loading screen, I am referring to the blue HP screen before that that has a big HP symbol.

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HP Screen
by MarkinTO / July 15, 2005 2:25 PM PDT

You won't be able to change that screen, It's an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) BIOS screen.

It's similar to the stupid IBM/DELL etc, boot screens that purport that their machines are the best in the world!

You've most likely noticed that all the upgrade parts are way more expensive than a regular PC's up-grades? Because they use propriatary parts.

They saw you comming & you got screwed! Sorry about your luck...

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