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Unnecessary Splash Screens

by dtroisi / June 12, 2005 9:05 AM PDT

How can I eliminate startup splash screens such as the O.E.M. "Dell" Logo and The Windows Millenium (Me)? They are truly unececessary and add time to startup. Thank you - DRT

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2005 9:21 AM PDT

I removed one of them (the windows splash) and timed it dozens of times and startup times were identical. The same for the Dell BIOS display screen. But if you insist...

1. The Dell BIOS splash is an option (or not) in the BIOS settings. Look around.

2. The LOGO is noted as well as how to edit it at http://www.mdgx.com/msdos.htm

But just so you know, there will be no time saved here.

Bob

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And, since you might as well have SOMETHING on the monitor..
by Aivas / June 13, 2005 3:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Just so you know.

There are programs out (I have one, just can't remember the title at the moment) that will put up as a start-up picture, anything you want. In fact, mine will change pictures on every boot, and add one of a series of captions (both random rotations). I can add-delete pictures and edit captions at my leisure. Look around the net. I'll try to check at home and post the name of the program.

Bob K

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RE: startup splash screens
by caktus / June 13, 2005 2:05 PM PDT

The logo screen is just an ad to look at while the machine runs boot testing. The statup time won't change.

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