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By sleyba ·
I would like to know how to set up the computer so that a splash screen is what you see during post test rather than the dos screen. I have seen some computer sellers have it set up like that.

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by Espet In reply to Splash screen at start-up

Depends on the bios. All of the computers I have seen that have a vendor's splash screen have a setting in the bios that allows this. Provide more info on your bios and I can give more information.

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by TheChas In reply to Splash screen at start-up

If you are referring to a graphic in place of the post screen, this is something that has to be implemented in the BIOS of the motherboard. I too have seen this on a few boards as part of a security feature to limit users access to the BIOS settings.

Unless you are able to write a custom BIOS for your computer, there is now way for a user to implement this feature.

If you want to change the Windows splash screens that show while the OS is loading, or shutting down, there is a detailed article at www.annoyances.org
You can use nearly any image that you desire. There is even freeware available to add in your own shimmering effects. The Boot splash screen is logo.sys, and is stored in the root folder of the drive.

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by TheChas In reply to Splash screen at start-up

In the bios settings, you are looking for something like hidden or quiet boot.
An Intel MB that I have with this feature refers to it as Quiet boot.

You need to look in the motherboard mfgs manual to see if you have the feature.
Award only provides general information.

An option for your goal would be to lock out the BIOS settings by setting a BIOS password.
You can also set all unused hard drives to none, set the boot to Hard Drive first, disable floppy seek, set memory test to none or quick to shorten the lenght of time that the boot screen is shown.

You might want to contact unicore software to see if they can provide you with a BIOS upgrade to add a boot image. They are a 3rd party custom bios firm. They will need the bios string from the pc. This shows up below the memory test at boot.

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by sleyba In reply to Splash screen at start-up

Thanks for everyones input. You are the closest to what I was looking for. Appreciate you heading me in the right direction unfortunately this bios doesn't offer much. I'm going to try and work around it though.

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by sleyba In reply to Splash screen at start-up

Here's the bios info: AMIBIOS 1992 AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INC. BIOS VERSION 1.00.11BSOT I realize it is an older bios but I am hoping to be able to do something with it. I need to set up this computer for the users to see as little as possible for the one program they will use with it. It would save me many headaches.

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by ChrisMS In reply to Splash screen at start-up

To use an image as start up screen, choose any image you desire, save it as logo.sys in the root folder, there you go.

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by jmatt In reply to Splash screen at start-up

http://www.gromada.com/1stImpression.html

Startup and shut down logos .

1st Impression automatically replaces Windows startup and shut down logos each time your system
restarts.

Features:
20 or more interesting logos included in the package. You can extend the collection by adding
more pictures from various sources. Almost anything from digital photos, computer generated
pictures, screenshots and logo galleries to pictures from the Web and News groups can beconverted and displayed as a logo.
Supported formats include JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIF, PCX, TGA, XPM and more.
Animation effects can make startup screens even more attractive.
Virtually unlimited number of multi-line messages that can be displayed during startup or shut
down.
Configurable font, text style, foreground and border colors.
Several resize modes that automatically prevent distortions.
Selected pictures can be compressed into a logo gallery to make it available to other users of
1st Impression.
Logos can be changed automatically or you can do that manually with Set and Shuffle functions.
Real-time preview of all available logo pictures
Preview of current Windows logos
Full install / uninstall support.
On-line manual included in the package.
It's absolutely FREE. Use it free of charge for your pleasue or business.

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