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    Instead of Goto you can try. Edit/Search Find (I use XVI32 HexEditor so it is Search instead of Edit) and look for "Resuming Windows" in text mode instead of Hex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davem
    Ok, figured out how to do this so here it goes for any of you who wanna customize...

    To change the "Resuming Windows" text
    (1) Get a hex editor program. Here's a link of what I used. http://www.hhdsoftware.com/hexeditor.html

    (2) Look in the root directory of the boot drive (usually the C-drive) for the file C:\NTLDR. Now don't worry if you can't see it, just choose "Tools" > "Folder Options". Then click on the "View" tab and check "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)". Now refresh the folder and you'll see it!

    (3) Now make a backup copy of this file (just in case).

    (4) Change the attributes of this file by selecting the file properties and deselect "read only", "hidden" and "system" checkboxes. Sometimes Windows won't let you do this so you can just download a program that will let you set file permissions.

    (5) Use the hex editor program to open the NTLDR file. Go to offset 00035990 and you can change the "Resuming Windows..." text. Be sure NOT to change anything except those letters (meaning what you want to say has to fit within that many characters). Now you can also change the text below the progress bar "For troubleshooting... blah, blah" by changing the text at offset 00035F34, remember don't go over the character limit!

    (6) Save the file and you're done!



    To change the hibernation screen pics
    (1) Download a resource editor, the one I used is Resource Hacker. http://www.users.on.net/johnson/resourcehacker/

    (2) Open the file C:\Windows\System32\ntoskrnl.exe. Look at bitmap #2 and bitmap #5. You can right click on the file and choose to save that bitmap file to somewhere on your harddrive. Do this.

    (3) Use a photo-editing program to edit the picture as you choose. Remember to keep the original image sizes and color depth.

    (4) Now use the resource editor to replace these images with your newly created ones.

    (5) Now you can't just save over the files because Windows will just overwrite your changes. Here's what you do... save the file as something else (like ntoskkrnl2.exe).

    (6) Reboot Windows into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

    (7) Go to the Windows system directory by typing "cd C:\windows\system32"

    (8) Delete the original file by typing "del ntoskrnl.exe" and hitting enter.

    (9) Now copy over your file by typing "copy ntoskrnl2.exe ntoskrnl.exe" (assuming you called your new file ntoskrnl2.exe).

    (10) Now just reboot and you're done!


    Thanks Frodobaggins and Ninja Monkey for being the one's who showed me the right files to look in (without that all this would not be possible)! Hope this helps out... I am a new member but this forum is great, it gives everyone good ideas and helps out huge.

    I did exactly as those link expalined
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    I could change the Resuming from hibernate text to anything within the same amount of characters (nice!)

    I still cannot understand why this is occuring:
    I open reshacker and edit the bitmap 2 and 5 to be all black, save them back and restart xp in safe mode with command prompt. Replace the deleted original ntoskrnl.exe with my recently edited copy with the black bitmaps. I then restart, and then when back in xp, look at ntoskrnl.exe and see if the bitmap 2 and 5 have changed, yes they have - all black. I do a "hibernate" ...... STILL the same pictures in the hibernate screen.... WHHHHYYYYYY????
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    I have the same issue as bimmerpc. any ideas?
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    but if I recall correct the ntoskrnl.exe did change, so the pictures must be taken from another file
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    For anyone still following this thread I found that the hex positions were different in my NTLDR file. I used a different hex editor to edit my file and then searched for the text strings "resuming" and "troubleshooting". Using these search terms you can find the location you want to edit. Remember, don't use delete to remove the text - if you want to blank it all out (which is what I have done) just press spacebar over each character. As mentioned you will also need an attribute changer to change the attributes of the system file before you can save your new edited version (Windows won't let you) - I found a decent freeware one called - you guessed it - Attribute Changer! Links for the software I used are below:

    http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...load_locations
    http://www.hhdsoftware.com/Family/hex-editor.html


    EDIT: Sorry - just realised I was looking at the single post and there were more posts on the whole thread. Hope my info helps anyway.

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    You can remove the "Resuming Windows..." text by replacing it with spaces, then, instead use the "For troubleshooting and advanced startup options for Windows, press F8." string area for your loading message. This puts the message on the bottom of the progress bar and gives you a lot more room.

    I used "Initializing System..." as my message. Post any cool-sounding phrases you've thought up for this area. I really want to put something there more carputer-specific, but I can think of anything I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deus ex machina View Post
    You can remove the "Resuming Windows..." text by replacing it with spaces, then, instead use the "For troubleshooting and advanced startup options for Windows, press F8." string area for your loading message. This puts the message on the bottom of the progress bar and gives you a lot more room.

    I used "Initializing System..." as my message. Post any cool-sounding phrases you've thought up for this area. I really want to put something there more carputer-specific, but I can think of anything I like.
    what about "Hello Michael....."
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    Guys, dunno if this might help but changing the ntoskrnl.exe might not be enough. I've changed ntkrnlop.exe ntkrnlmp (DLL Cache). They're all the same file with the same bitmap. Hope this helps?

    As for my results... I got a black screen. I think it has got to do with me replacing different bitmaps on each file. Don't ask me why though...

    I'm guessing these 3 files is cross referencing with each other for the hibernation?

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SentraVIP View Post
    Guys, dunno if this might help but changing the ntoskrnl.exe might not be enough. I've changed ntkrnlop.exe ntkrnlmp (DLL Cache). They're all the same file with the same bitmap. Hope this helps?

    As for my results... I got a black screen. I think it has got to do with me replacing different bitmaps on each file. Don't ask me why though...

    I'm guessing these 3 files is cross referencing with each other for the hibernation?

    Cheers!
    I bet you made new files in mspaint (or you selected "Copy" from ResHacker). The best way to modify the logos is to export the bitmaps from reshacker then edit them, which will preserve the depth and size of the bitmap.

    I had the same problem as you (blank screen), then I realized that my new edited bitmaps had a depth of 24 bits, whereas the original ones were 4 bits (16 colors). After I corrected this, my new logos worked perfectly.

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