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  • HOWTO: Modifying "Resuming windows" hibernation screen

    After reading excellent posting about customizing text and bitmap on the "resuming windows" screen, here: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/306672-post12.html, I made an extra step forward and found how to get rid of the ugly progress bar.

    This progress bar is made of characters 0xDB (full) and 0xDE (empty) from system "Terminal" font. All you need to do is:

    - Open "C:\ntldr" in binary editor (see the post above on how to do it considering attributes, safety and write protection).

    - Scroll down until you reach the area with all the text messages (it's in last 10% of the file, typically starting with "Windows could not start...").

    - From that point on - look for DB and DE hex characters (WARNING: the characters should be very close to the end of file, about 100 bytes from the end; don't let the editor to restart search from the beginning of the file)

    - Replace both characters with single space

    - Save, replace the system original "ntldr" and enjoy - you now have pure-plack resuming screen!

  • #2
    Tried it out tonight and it worked perfectly, now my resume from hibernation is completely black!

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    • #3
      i believe this thread deserve to be sticked!
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      • #4
        Thats cool. I'll give it a try
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        • #5
          If not done correctly, this is a good way to completely hose your Windoze install.
          Use extreme caution.
          Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
          How about the Wiki?



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          • #6
            Doesn't work with EWF NTLDR
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            • #7
              It probably does. The EWF NTLDR uses the same font and displays the exact same loading bar, you probably just modified the wrong spot. It could be in a different location in the EWF file.
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              • #8
                Or EWF is doing what EWF does and the updated file is not getting written to the physical disk. Are you committing the changes to the protected volume?

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                • #9
                  I've had the same issue with EWF turned off.
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                  • #10
                    Have you guys tried modifying it before copying it over? I mean modifying the EWF NTLDR on a normal system and then copying it when you do your install.
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                    • #11
                      I haven't. It was a one-shot deal for me. If I got it done, I got it done. If not, I really don't need it. Spent enough time running wires.
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                      • #12
                        A screen shot of the file and location of the text would set this thread to golden
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by borka View Post
                          After reading excellent posting about customizing text and bitmap on the "resuming windows" screen, here: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/306672-post12.html, I made an extra step forward and found how to get rid of the ugly progress bar.

                          This progress bar is made of characters 0xDB (full) and 0xDE (empty) from system "Terminal" font. All you need to do is:

                          - Open "C:\ntldr" in binary editor (see the post above on how to do it considering attributes, safety and write protection).

                          - Scroll down until you reach the area with all the text messages (it's in last 10% of the file, typically starting with "Windows could not start...").

                          - From that point on - look for DB and DE hex characters (WARNING: the characters should be very close to the end of file, about 100 bytes from the end; don't let the editor to restart search from the beginning of the file)

                          - Replace both characters with single space

                          - Save, replace the system original "ntldr" and enjoy - you now have pure-plack resuming screen!
                          I have been able to get rid of all the text, but looking to get rid of the bar also. I dont know anything about hex, and searching for DE or DB there are 100's of them in the file. How do I know which ones are which? Anyone have any better instructions on how to do this?
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