abouyara
1 Copper

Adding logo to Dell Bios

Hi All ,

I have Dell PC with Dell Bios , and i want to add some logo in the bios loading in the startup of the PC...

is there is any ideas ?

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7 Plutonium

Re: Adding logo to Dell Bios

Hi Abouyara,

The blue Dell logo is stored in the BIOS. There is a way to change it using a BIN editor, which if done incorrectly will ruin your computer. So I don't recommend it.

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abouyara
1 Copper

Re: Adding logo to Dell Bios

ThakS VERY MICH FOR UR REPLY

I HAVE MORE THAN 8000 PCs ALL I MUST ADD LOGO TO THEM

PLZ GUIDE ME HOW TO CHANGE THE LOGO IN THE BIOS

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7 Plutonium

Re: Adding logo to Dell Bios

You want to do this to 8000 computers? SERIOUSLY?

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mombodog
6 Thallium

Re: Adding logo to Dell Bios

There use to be a Dell utility to change the bios splash screen on certain older Dell laptop models,

http://support.us.dell.com/support/downloads/format.aspx?releaseid=R35826&c=us&l=en&cs=19&s=dhs

 

Doing this improperly or using it on a non compatible model could brick the laptop.

***Use at your own risk!

Copyright 2001, Dell

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

         Dell Portables POST Bitmap Update Program Instructions

 

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                            Table of Contents

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Section #   Topic

 

I.          Introduction

II.         SPLASH Command Line Options

III.        Using SPLASH.EXE, the POST Bitmap Update program

IV.         Supported systems

V.    Unintentionally Removing a Bitmap from NVRAM

 

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I. Introduction

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The POST Bitmap Update Program allows you to replace the image that is

displayed during the Power-On Self Test (POST) of your Dell Portable

computer.

 

By default, the image displayed during POST is the Dell logo. This image can

be replaced by a specially formatted image loaded into non-volatile memory

(NVRAM) using SPLASH.EXE. The image remains in memory even when power has

been removed from the system.

 

The image which is loaded into NVRAM must be in bitmap (.bmp) format. The

image can be no larger than 640 pixels wide by 480 pixels high and must use 16

colors.

 

 

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II. SPLASH Command Line Options

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USE: splash {OFF | file}

 

Where:

 

OFF Unload the current bitmap image from memory

and return to the default image.

file The name of the file containing the bitmap

to be loaded into memory. (eg. myimage.bmp)

 

 

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III. Using SPLASH.EXE, the POST Bitmap Update program

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Splash must be run from a DOS prompt, not a DOS box from within Windows. The

program will not run unless a battery is inserted and AC power is attached

to the computer, except when run on Latitude C800 and Inspiron 8000 systems.

 

To load a new image into memory, boot to a DOS prompt and type:

 

SPLASH file

 

where 'file' is the name of the file containing the bitmap.

 

To clear a previously loaded image from memory and return to the default

Dell Logo, type:

 

SPLASH off

 

The program will restart the computer when it has completed execution.

 

EXAMPLE:

 

The INSPIRON.BMP bitmap is included on this diskette. To load this bitmap

into memory, type:

 

SPLASH inspiron.bmp

 

NOTE:

The program must be able to compress the bitmap image to fit into

approximately 64KB of NVRAM. It may not be possible to sufficiently compress

some images even though they meet the 640x480x16 requirement. In these cases

the program will display an error message indicating the image is too large

and the POST bitmap screen will not be updated. 

 

 

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IV. Supported Systems

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The program supports the following systems:

 

All Dell Latitude C-Series systems, except for Latitude CP and Latitude CPi.

Dell Inspiron 3700, 3800, 4000 series and 8000 series.

 

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V. Unintentionally Removing a Bitmap from NVRAM

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There are two ways for a user to unintentionally erase a bitmap image from

NVRAM:

 

1)  Downgrading the system BIOS to a version that does not support the POST

    Bitmap Update.

2)  Flashing to any BIOS revision without using the /nvram option when the

    flash BIOS executable is run.

 

The BIOS flash diskettes available at WWW.SUPPORT.DELL.COM utilize a program

called UPGRADE.EXE to launch the flash BIOS executable. UPGRADE.EXE makes use

of the /nvram switch when it launches the flash BIOS executable. Users who

upgrade their system BIOS versions with these diskettes will not lose the

bitmaps they've previously programmed into NVRAM unless they bypass

UPGRADE.EXE and manually run the flash BIOS executable without the /nvram

option.

 

 

 

Revised 10/30/01

 

End of SPLASH.TXT

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7- Gold

Re: Adding logo to Dell Bios

Why do you want to do this?


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mombodog
6 Thallium

Re: Adding logo to Dell Bios

Why do you want to do this?

 

 

 

Its a super Geek thing most women will never understand....

 

.

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7 Plutonium

Re: Adding logo to Dell Bios

Intel OEM'd Motherboards had a way of doing this.  Dell had some boards that supported this due to them being

OEM'd to dell.   However this feature is not universal.

The Dimension XPS T series was one of them with a modified SE440BX motherboard.

 

I am not aware of current way to do this with Foxconn Motherboard Bios.

 

 


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lukemcurley
2 Iron

Re: Adding logo to Dell Bios

Is there a new version of the Dell utility for the UEFI Dell BIOS?

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Dev Mgr
6 Gallium

Re: Adding logo to Dell Bios

When you want to do this to 8000 PCs, I'd suggest to call your Dell salesrep/group and discuss the options as the risk factor will be pretty high.

Member since 2003

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