Martini Lover, on May 1 2003, 08:26 PM, said:
... Anyone know if I can change this? I think I have looked everywhere for this. ...
Hi Martini Lover,Every once in a while I will try to get rid of my boot up Compaq logo. (Compaq Presario 5140 that I've had since 1998) It has eluded me so far.GolfProRM's solution works on older Compaqs than mine... there are still a few...Joy's solution might work on newer ones... but my Compaq won't even let me IN to the bios without a third party program. All I can access is the cmos settings. No tweakable option for the logo there...I have tried disabling some of the Compaq specific vxd and other drivers that load on boot... but that usually leads to a failed boot, so I have to boot with a floppy and then re-enable them.My guess is that the logo is loading from Compaq's proprietary hidden "recovery' partition... but that is just a guess.On my system... the logo doesn't hide any valuable info from the boot menu... it just occupies the screen during the POST (power on self test). So it is just inconvenient and irritating... not detrimental.Let me know if you find a solution, ok?