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Solved: Amibios Screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by aidee58, Jun 5, 2005.

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  1. aidee58

    aidee58 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    How do I stop my Computer showing the 'Amercan Trends' screen at
    start-up ?
     
  2. norton850

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    Are you just trying to get rid of a few lines or a splash screen that fills the screen?
     
  3. aidee58

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    Norton,
    Thanx for replying.
    My problem is, I've loaded a 'Bootskin' from a MS download site, and it works OK.
    As soon as I switch on, the amibios screen appears, telling how much Ram etc there is, what H/ware is installed etc.
    When I had this before, I mentioned it to the Dealer who was repairing my comp., and, I don't know how, but he 'hid' it (the American Trends screen).
    I've just had a mini-crash, and the A/T screen is back - before the 'Bootskin'
    screen comes on.
    I'd appreciate any help.
     
  4. norton850

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    Haven't used bootskin but I guess it's for the windows boot screen etc. What was there before the start of the bootskin screen? Just a black screen or something else?
     
  5. aidee58

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    Hi norton,
    As soon as I switch on, the amibios screen appears, telling how much Ram etc there is, what H/ware is installed etc., THEN the XP Bootskin - which is just a full-screen picture which shows while the system boots.
    A
     
  6. norton850

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    OK, but what did it look like before the crash. When you turned the system on what showed up before bootskin? Just a blank screen for awhile or something else?
     
  7. aidee58

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    Hi,
    When I switch on, I get a black screen with white writing - 'american trends/Amibios' for about 5 secs., then the bootsceen comes on with the message 'loading XP.
    Before the crash, the screen was black and empty until XP had loaded.
    If you're interested, this is the site for bootskin etc free downloads
    http://www.stardock.com/products/bootskin/
     
  8. aidee58

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    Hi,
    When I switch on, I get a black screen with white writing - 'american trends/Amibios' for about 5 secs., then the bootsceen comes on with the message 'loading XP.
    Before the crash, the screen was black and empty until XP had loaded.
    If you're interested, this is the site for bootskin etc free downloads
    http://www.stardock.com/products/bootskin/
    Thanx for being patient,
    A
     
  9. norton850

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    I would have to think that if that options exists then it would be in your system BIOS. One of my systems also has an American Megatrends (AMI) BIOS and there is an option to turn on/off a splash screen, but that is not what you are talking about, but why I asked all those questions.
    So I'm really not sure how to do what you want, but would suggest looking into your BIOS perhaps under the Boot heading and then the Boot Settings Configuration subheading. Maybe someone else will jump in with the answer. :eek:
     
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