Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Custom post screen for dells

  1. #1
    Variable Bitrate skippy911's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    440

    Custom post screen for dells

    Hi all,

    I found a program for dells that lets you change the bmp displayed during post. If you change both the bitmap in post and your windows xp bitmap to be the same thing you wont even seen a change between post and windows xp booting. The program is: http://baywolf.netfirms.com/splash/a02/spl-a02.zip (it is on the dell ftp also I just originally found it here).

    All you have to do is create a 16color bitmap file 640x480res and save it on your floppy disk that you will create using that program. When you boot from floppy it will start ms-dos and you will need to type:

    splash "name of file"

    Replace "name of file", with your filenamed of course. And you are good to go! Hope this helps some people. I ran it on my dell c400 latitude laptop and it worked perfectly. l Sorry I do not know what other dells it will run on. Enjoy.

  2. #2
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    112
    too bad i dont have a floppy drive .

  3. #3
    Super Moderator. If my typing sucks it's probably because I'm driving.... turbocad6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    6,234
    no floppy here either, but this would be cool if there's a work around...... any ideas????

  4. #4
    FLAC TheLlama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    All over the world
    Posts
    970
    burn it on a cd and boot off of that?

  5. #5
    Super Moderator. If my typing sucks it's probably because I'm driving.... turbocad6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    6,234
    but the cd would have to be bootable to dos? how would that be done?

  6. #6
    Low Bitrate megaglowz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    61
    that's easy!!

    http://www.bootdisk.com/
    scroll down to bootable cd.
    You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

  7. #7
    Neither darque nor pervert DarquePervert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Elsewhere
    Posts
    13,950
    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    but the cd would have to be bootable to dos? how would that be done?
    Did you receive the ISO I emailed? Did it work for you?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

  8. #8
    Super Moderator. If my typing sucks it's probably because I'm driving.... turbocad6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    6,234
    got it darque, thanks..... I haven't done it yet though for 3 reasons, 1 my bootable drive is in my laptop which is not accessable when bolted in.... gotta drop it down for that or play with treying to boot off usb maybe, 2 my screen is sideways, so I have to do some photoshop work to have something ready for this & 3, I'm pretty lazy at the moment, which is also why I just asked how to do this here instead of searching & downloading it myself

    thanks again for the ISO, I'll play with this soon..... btw I really like that chopped up shuttle your building... good luck with it....

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 08-27-2006, 02:26 AM
  2. Screen Mounting (Flip up or Dual View)
    By lostreception in forum Fabrication
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-09-2005, 02:26 AM
  3. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-02-2003, 08:29 AM
  4. lillyput--all hype?----long review
    By liquid_smoke in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-21-2003, 11:44 AM
  5. Custom touch screen?
    By Chris Snyder in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-22-2000, 01:27 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •