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    Splash image on boot up

    How do I change the image that shows up as my laptop boots? Once I log in, of course, it's replaced by whatever I set for my desktop.

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    Re: Splash image on boot up

    According to the newsgroups, this is much more difficult for Windows 2000 than for Windows 9x. You would need to hack NTOSKRNL.EXE with a resource editor. Do you really want to do that?

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    Re: Splash image on boot up

    I don't want to do anything that might screw up my laptop!

    It's a pet peave thing really - there's a really bad quality picture of a fly fisherman that shows up (like it was supposed to be a small tiled image and they're using it in expanded form or something).

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    Re: Splash image on boot up

    Try turning off the "Show my Desktop as a Web page" option that is available (on the sub-menu) when you right-click the desktop. You may very well find your culprit setting there. Then choose whatever non-"Active Desktop" wallpaper you would prefer. (It sounds like that this wouold exclude your preferred setting.) HTH
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    Re: Splash image on boot up

    If the screen you are referring to appears while the system is booting, it is the one that requires hacking a system file. If it appears after the white Windows 2000 screen with the blue progress bar, such as at logon or after logon, then the settings are infinitely easier.

    From your description, it sounds as though there is a picture that has been set as the desktop wallpaper with the stretch option set. If you change the picture in Display Properties either by going through the Control Panel or another means, I believe your problem will be solved.
    -Mark

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    Re: Splash image on boot up

    I see no reason why any of the information that applies to Windows XP wouldn't apply to Win 2K here. But working to change the splash screen for both of them as Hans says may be involved. I I haven't tried to do this. You can always set a restore point before you do. Here is an example of what Hans is referring to:

    Tutorial: How To Remove/ Change the Windows Splash Screen for Win 9X and One of the Easy Ways About this is Using Tweak UI

    But people with NT OS's can't use Tweak UI apparently--I looked in Tweak UI 1.33 and Tweak Ui XP Version 2 and there is no "Boot tab" to work with a splash screen option in the NT OS's.
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    Change the Windows 2000 Splash Screen
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    From Kelly's XP A-Z on Splash Screen:

    Splash Screen for Windows XP - Disable

    Right click My Computer, Properties, Advanced, Startup and Recovery, Edit. Edit BOOT.INI. Add "/SOS" right after "/fastdetect" with a space between. The line will look something like this:

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Micros oft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /SOS. When you're finished. The first part, multi(0)..... may not be the same on your machine. Upon restarting, the splash screen will be gone. It can be re-enabled by removing the new switch.

    Splash Screen for Windows XP - Remove

    Right click My Computer, go to Properties, Advanced, Startup and Recovery, click the Edit button. Add the following to the line that loads XP: /SOS The results should look something like this:

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Micros oft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /SOS

    Ed. SMBP: When I started, Mark's post wasn't up. Mark/Unk may well have a way to do what you want--I found all I could. You can always set a restore point for backup and give them a shot or the link I have above a shot.

    SMBP

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    Re: Splash image on boot up

    Ok, I think I made the problem more difficult than it was - this solved it. When I turned off Active Desktop, I was able to see the cruddy quality fly fisherman and turn him off. I don't have a need for any active desktop features at this point, and it also shortens my login time!

    Thanks everybody for your help!!

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    Re: Splash image on boot up

    I think you were confusing everyone. You weren't talking about the booting splash screen, but the background image that is present before you actually log on. I've had that happen once in a while. Active Desktop uses different 'wall paper', but if you set a picture as wallpaper, it shows up before your normal wallpaper does. Both times I accidentally did that, I just hunted down the image and deleted it. No more picture....

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