How to apply boot screens

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by dark_light, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. dark_light

    dark_light Guest

    I have downloaded some boot screens but i have no idea to apply them.Any suggestions.
    Thanx
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Too hard for me. :D I use a program called logon loader available from the download section. If it is up & running that is. :eek:
     
  3. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    I don't think Logon Loader applies to boot screen, but that could jsut be my version. :p
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    When people say boot screen do they mean like the ones in win9x, logo, logos, logow? Or is it another screen I know nothing about. (wouldn't be the first time) :eek:
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    So that screen can be changed also can it?
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Thanx. Might give that a go one day.
     
  7. BlueSpam

    BlueSpam Guest

    I believe the file has the happy name ntoskrnl.exe...yay.
     
  8. BlueSpam

    BlueSpam Guest

  9. dark_light

    dark_light Guest

    i have tried to run the exe file in the boot scrren folder but it says that this can not run in win32
    i have xp with fat32 file system.Is this the problem ?
    if not then mention the programs to apply boot screens
    thanx
     
  10. BlueSpam

    BlueSpam Guest

    boot into safe mode, then replace the ntoskrnl.exe file in your system32 directory with the downloaded one (don't forget to back up the original). restart the computer.
     
  11. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    My advice: Do a search on your pc for ntoskrnl.exe After you do that replace all, that are the same size, with the new ntoskrnl.exe I did that and found 4 and after ovewriting all 4 my boot screen finally changed. ONLY OVERWRITE THE ONES THAT ARE THE SAME SIZE. I think all the locations, that I found it were system32, dllcache, drivecache, and $NtUninstallQ317277$.
     
  12. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

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    I have muti-boot to 3 locations of boot screens...one if for the default boot screen (the one that get change), another one if the normal bootscreen (in cause something happen to the new one that stops me from starting up using that boot screen) and a test boot screen (for when I'm making a boot screen, I can test it to make sure it well load me in and/or the picture shows with no problems ^_^ )
     
  13. BMWCHUBB

    BMWCHUBB Guest

    Also for bootscreens check ,TSS2000.NL:) :)
     
  14. Kw4ntuM

    Kw4ntuM Guest

    here... try this
    go into the boot.ini file and where the name of the bootscreen exe file is(ntosbot.exe or sumthing) replace that with boot.exe

    then rename the boot screen u want to use to boot.exe and oput it in the system32 folder...

    easy as that
    no safe mode involved, and if it dont work, just un edit the boot.ini file
     
  15. kjlite

    kjlite Guest

    You can go to the following site: http://www.bootxp.net/

    Download the program "Boot XP"

    This program will allow you to use either BMP,JPG, or ntoskrnl.exe
    files.

    All pictures will have to be 16 bit. If you use any other it will convert to 16 bit. Fyi, original willnot be touched .
     
  16. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

  17. sn00pee

    sn00pee OSNN Addict

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    has anyone had a system crashs ass soon as you boot when using a custom boot screen?
     
  18. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I'm using bootxp. No problems so far. :D