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Hello everyone, I am trying to customise my BIOS, specifically the splash screen during POST. I am assuming it is in the BIOS. I have downloaded the latest version for my board, which I upgraded to a while back. I have unzipped the .exe file and inside I have found an MS batch file (I think it's for creating the floppy), a .pif (???) file which appears to be some kind of binary, and another .exe which I am unable to unzip.
Has anyone here any experience of this? Or am I just looking for trouble?
I know it's a Dell, I don't need to be told every time I switch on my PC.
hahaha, I wouldn't want to be reminded of dell either. Dell has a utility for it. It's like splash.exe or something If I remember right. Browse there forums and site.
check out there ftp site . ftp://ftp.dell.com/utility/
Browse down to SPL and on. Not sure whats right to you, but if anywhere has the answer its on Dill.
There isn't one for my BIOS revision (A10), so I tried the "splasha0.exe" one.
Before trying it I extracted everything and had a look at what was inside it, one file was a readme-like file which stated it was for Dimension PC's (mine is an Optiplex), so I thought F-it, and tried it anyway. It didn't work, it wouldn't even let me try, because it's not a Dimension. Stupid thing (or maybe good).
Anyway I will keep looking, if I don't find anything soon, I might even try contacting Dell, although I don't expect much assistance from them.
Well, maybe it's just that I have a XPS Gen 5 with 3.4GHz Pentium, but I only see "Dell" for about 3 seconds. Then it's in the hands of my boot manager or your OS. I have found custom splashes for Win 98 in the past, Donald Duck, Astro Boy and such. But those are OS splashes, not bios. But if it can be changed, it would be changed in the flash utility (EXE), and I'm 99.9% sure it can be done. Because nothing is impossible in the tech sector, if it was designed by humans, it can be customized by humans.