unwanted graphic at POST
On a thrid party built PC with Win98.
There is an advertising graphic for the company that comes up just at POST and when the Video Card header should appear. Consequently I cannot see the BIOS maker or any of the config info.
I would like to get rid of that graphic.
I've gone into the BIOS/CMOS by pressing DEL at the boot but did not see anything that looked like it launches a graphic.
I've forgotten how to do the step by step boot (F7 or something?)to see if it can be seen there.
Any ideas on where this graphic is being called from or how to turn it off?
Is this an e-machine? If so you need to open the case and set a jumper to enter bios. At least the one i worked on was like that.
I believe that you are looking to remove a graphic prior to the Windows screen? I was looking for that as well last night. I have a Compaq that brings up in big letters, "COMPAQ". Appearantly older Compaq's used a file called dfilter.sys. This file is called apon from the config.sys file. If you browse your config.sys file maybe you can find what is set to bring up your 3rd party logo and just add REM in front of the line. That should do it. You might have to do a little trial and error.
Look for and disable Silent Boot in your BIOS.
Thanks to the folks that replied so far.
I tried the del/change of the *.sys files...still have the graphic.
I tried to find the Silent Boot in BIOS (pressed Del at startup)did not find such a setting.
This is not an emachine.
Re the root of C:...I do not see such a folder/directory...am I missing something?
Also, for a very brief milisecond there is a flash of text that I think is the bit where either the name of the BIOS or the display card info shows. It is immediately after this blip of text at the top of the screen, that the graphic I do not want comes up. Then the MS splash shows.
Incidently,I cannot get the time/date to hold...if I recall that is a symptom of a CMOS battery going out?
Thanks for any info next.
Correct on the time/date issue.
Use your Pause key for viewing any of the screens flashing by while booting.
If you look in the root of your C: drive , you will find a file called logo.sys, if you delete (better still rename) the system will just bypass it. there are lots of programmes to edit these pictures (low res. BMP's) so you can set your own.
In windows/system there are two more .sys files, for the 'please wait' and 'ok to shutdown' screens shown on closedown.
I remember a tweak somewhere about having Your own graphics on the bios pic, the one "energy"-thing, that usually comes with award bios. It included some flashing and stuff, don't remember where it was, sorry
PS: Altavista ? Google ?
I heard today that the graphic is actually a setting on the MB and perhaps a jumper should be changed to turn it off..not quite as golfcart suggested in that this is not an e-machine.
Going back to the root directory...should there be one that I am missing?
Just as a clarification for you:
Beemer's second suggestion (of pressing the 'pause' key) will work to show you the info for that one boot.
However, on most pre-built computers, this graphic is being projected there straight from the BIOS. On most, there's no way to disable that. On some, there are certain jumpers that you can change that will do this, however, it is not common to have this option.
On most computers, there is an option in the CMOS (the BIOS configuration utility) that allows you to boot "silently" or "quickly" or something along those lines. This just doesn't show you any of the lines it's running through, such as the "video card header" you speak of. There should be an option there to disable this feature, showing you these lines of commands.
I hope this will be helpful to you.
Thanks folks...will try the pause thing as well as the BIOS silent run thingy.
I think maybe I ought to just live with the thing the way it is.
Thanks again folks.
I don`t think we ever got the make / model of the computer!
If we had this, I`m sure we could research a little better.
yup i know the screen ur talking about, the one i use at work has one which comes up with "powered by intel motherboard" or some ****, i havent tried this yet, but i know it works with the win splash screen, but try pressing the escape key, this will close the windows splash, havent tried with the computer at work tho with the intel crappy thingo.
I read a while back about some kind of VMS system programming that will allow you to find the bios file and you can either remove or exchange the image. You have to have the new image in some weird file format for it to work. You might be able to find the tip if you do a yahoo search for VMS.
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