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Wallpapers and Splash Screens

• Wallpapers and Splash Screens
Posted: 10 May 02 (Edited 27 Jun 03)

Some people often ask the following 2 questions:

• 1 - "I have changed my wallpaper but the old one still shows up when I start my computer - why?"

Well, I can't tell you why that happens. It's like asking yourself why does Windows crash? There sometimes is no answer.

But here is the solution to fix that problem. This only works for Windows ME (I believe).
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- Goto the desktop
- Right-Click
- goto active desktop
- and uncheck show web content
- then right-click on desktop top again
- goto properties
- click on background tab
- then select your background picture to none
- hit apply and ok
- then right-click on desktop again
- goto active desktop
- re-check show web content
- right-click on desktop for the last time
- goto properties
- click on background tab
- select your picture that you want to see (or select none if you don't want a picture at all)
- hit apply and ok
- re-start computer
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• 2 - "How do I either get rid of the Windows splash screen at start-up, or how do I make my own?"
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To get rid of the splash screen is the same as making one. The only difference is that to get rid of it, you will actually make one, but you will just paint it completely black.

To make your own splash screens:

- use a photo editor like photoshop or whatever program you use, and create a new image at size 320(w) X 240 (h).
- Create your picture
- Once finished copy and paste the image into another new document size 320(w) X 400 (h) and stretch your picture out vertically so as to fill up the entire stage.
- Save it as a logo.bmp
- Open MS Paint
- Open that .BMP file you just made with photo editor
- "Save as" call it logo.bmp and make sure you set it to 256 color bitmap, it will ask if you want to over-write it, say "YES".
- Find your new file called logo.bmp and for simplicity put it on the desktop.
- START MENU|RUN|COMMAND.COM
- You will be looking at a DOS prompt
- Type the following:

CDCD WINDOWS
CD DESKTOP
REN LOGO.BMP LOGO.SYS
EXIT

-Then find the renamed file (now called logo.sys) and put it in C:\ (not in any folders just in C:)
- Finished

*Note
there are 3 different Windows splash screens
logo.sys - startup screen
logow.sys - logo that displays while computer is shutting down
logos.sys - logo that says it's safe to turn off computer

Use the same method above to make all of these different kinds of files and name them appropriately, and put them all in C:\ (no folders just in C:)


NATE


http://www.mainframe-webdesign.com

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