Advertisement

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.
Login
Search

Advertisement

Hardware Hardware
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

Acer BIOS Splash screen


(!)

Sandmonkee's Avatar
Sandmonkee Sandmonkee is offline
Junior Member with 7 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Experience: Some things I know a lot about, others not so much
22-Mar-2005, 10:38 AM #1
Question Acer BIOS Splash screen
Hi

I wasn't sure if this would be best posted in the Hardware or Software forum, so if its in the wrong place, mods, please feel free to move this.

My question is this: I just recently bought a new Acer Aspire T320 desktop, and when I turn it on, there is this butt-ugly Acer splash screen that comes up before Windows starts loading, and again right before the login screen comes up. I tried looking around on the net to see if there's a generic way that Windows XP loads splash screens at startup (not including the usual XP startup screen), but to no avail.

Can anyone tell me how to remove this Acer splash screen?

Thanks in advance!
CouchMaster's Avatar
Member with 3,303 posts.
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: West Texas
Experience: n00b
22-Mar-2005, 10:59 AM #2
Samething happens with Gateways, Dells etc. I'm not sure you can stop it without registry editing and even then I don't know because it's BIOs related.
~Candy~'s Avatar
Retired Administrator with 103,708 posts.
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Experience: Advanced
22-Mar-2005, 11:11 AM #3
Hi and welcome. I've emailed Gateway in the past on that issue and was told, sorry, live with it.
Skivvywaver's Avatar
Computer Specs
Member with 13,935 posts.
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Behind my wall
22-Mar-2005, 11:20 AM #4
You can use a 3rd party app to change the boot screen if you really hate it that bad. I think this is free, the first page says it is an RC but the download page says it is final.

It is not really a fix, but it will change the "butt-ugly" (love the phrase) boot screen.

http://www.bootxp.net/

I think it is free, I saw no mention of paying. That can be a good sign.
Sandmonkee's Avatar
Sandmonkee Sandmonkee is offline
Junior Member with 7 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Experience: Some things I know a lot about, others not so much
22-Mar-2005, 11:23 AM #5
Lightbulb Possible Solution...?
As typically happens, as soon as I ask someone else the question, I tend to find the answer shortly thereafter on my own. Funny how that works, eh?

Anyhoo, I don't know for certain yet if this will work, because I'm at work right now, and not at home in front of my PC there, so I don't want to mark this as resolved just yet, but I'll let you guys know how it goes. Here's what I found:

Apparently, Intel has a utility that you can use to change the BIOS splash screen to anything you want, including setting it to the Intel default of ...nothing. The utility can be found here:
http://developer.intel.com/design/motherbd/gen_indx.htm

NB: This will only work on Intel mobo's, which thankfully, mine is.

Like I said, this isn't actually resolved yet, so if anyone else has any ideas, I'd still love to hear them!
Skivvywaver's Avatar
Computer Specs
Member with 13,935 posts.
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Behind my wall
22-Mar-2005, 11:23 AM #6
You can get boot screens for it here.

http://www.themexp.org/listings.php?type=boot&view=
Skivvywaver's Avatar
Computer Specs
Member with 13,935 posts.
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Behind my wall
22-Mar-2005, 11:26 AM #7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandmonkee
As typically happens, as soon as I ask someone else the question, I tend to find the answer shortly thereafter on my own. Funny how that works, eh?

Anyhoo, I don't know for certain yet if this will work, because I'm at work right now, and not at home in front of my PC there, so I don't want to mark this as resolved just yet, but I'll let you guys know how it goes. Here's what I found:

Apparently, Intel has a utility that you can use to change the BIOS splash screen to anything you want, including setting it to the Intel default of ...nothing. The utility can be found here:
http://developer.intel.com/design/motherbd/gen_indx.htm

NB: This will only work on Intel mobo's, which thankfully, mine is.

Like I said, this isn't actually resolved yet, so if anyone else has any ideas, I'd still love to hear them!
See what you did. After I spent seconds of my precious time searching you found the answer yourself.

LOL, Hope it works for you, Good Luck.
Sandmonkee's Avatar
Sandmonkee Sandmonkee is offline
Junior Member with 7 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Experience: Some things I know a lot about, others not so much
22-Mar-2005, 11:29 AM #8
First of all, thanks to everyone who is replying!

Special thanks to AcaCandy for the welcome. You guys are real friendly around here, eh?

Skivvywaver: that Bootxp App looks really neat. I have a feeling though that its meant to replace the XP splash screen, as opposed to the stuff that comes up before/after that. Any idea if thats the case? Has anyone tried Bootxp? I may use it anyways, just cuz its so groovy!

Thanks again for the replies!
~Candy~'s Avatar
Retired Administrator with 103,708 posts.
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Experience: Advanced
22-Mar-2005, 11:31 AM #9
Oh, oh, not another Canadian


Sandmonkee's Avatar
Sandmonkee Sandmonkee is offline
Junior Member with 7 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Experience: Some things I know a lot about, others not so much
22-Mar-2005, 11:42 AM #10
Take off, you hoser! :)
Me? Canadian? How could you tell?

heeheehee
Skivvywaver's Avatar
Computer Specs
Member with 13,935 posts.
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Behind my wall
22-Mar-2005, 11:45 AM #11
Quote:
Originally Posted by AcaCandy
Oh, oh, not another Canadian


Well, we were going to be friendly.
Skivvywaver's Avatar
Computer Specs
Member with 13,935 posts.
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Behind my wall
22-Mar-2005, 11:46 AM #12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandmonkee
Me? Canadian? How could you tell?

heeheehee
Candy knows all. She is admin. She can see stuff.
~Candy~'s Avatar
Retired Administrator with 103,708 posts.
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Experience: Advanced
22-Mar-2005, 11:47 AM #13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandmonkee
Me? Canadian? How could you tell?

heeheehee

Well, I have special powers to see IP addresses, but let's just say that the 'eh' made me look
Skivvywaver's Avatar
Computer Specs
Member with 13,935 posts.
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Behind my wall
22-Mar-2005, 11:48 AM #14
Quote:
Originally Posted by AcaCandy
Well, I have special powers to see IP addresses, but let's just say that the 'eh' made me look
Told ya.
Sandmonkee's Avatar
Sandmonkee Sandmonkee is offline
Junior Member with 7 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Experience: Some things I know a lot about, others not so much
22-Mar-2005, 11:56 AM #15
Wow Impressive!

Betcha don't know what I'm eating for lunch though!
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
WELCOME TO TECH SUPPORT GUY!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.


(clock)
THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.
Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


WELCOME
You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2