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Message started by pdblues2231 on Oct 27th, 2008 at 3:05pm

Title: DVD Splash Screen
Post by pdblues2231 on Oct 27th, 2008 at 3:05pm
I am trying to place a splash screen on some bootable DVDs that I have created. Does anyone have any idea on how to place such files in the autoexec files and then continue booting??

Title: Re: DVD Splash Screen
Post by TheShadow on Dec 2nd, 2008 at 9:02am
I'm kind'a surprised that no-one has weighed in on this question......yet.

Windows has a large amount of software that's responsible for putting graphics (pictures) on the screen.   I know of NO SUCH command in DOS to put a graphic, like a splash screen, up on your monitor.

If you find a way, I'd love to know about it.  

Personally, I use Ansi-Color graphics commands for my own three-color, custom, Ghost menu.  It looks great, and confuses the heck out of others who see it.  They ask, "How do you do that?".

To do that, requires the DOS command:
device = ansi.sys
be installed via the config.sys file on the boot disk.
Of course, the file "Ansi.sys" must be on the boot disk too.

Then the text menu screen is a file named:  menu.txt
which is called from the menu.bat program.

The menu.txt file for my Ghost 2003 boot disk (floppy, CD or Flash Drive) looks like this:


                      [41m   GHOST 2003 Menu   [44m

  1.  Run Ghost to make a new image. (Windows XP Only)
       This program will delete all temp files, cookies, histories, etc.
       The Cleanup works only on a FAT-32 partition.

  2.  Run Ghost
       This program runs Ghost alone, with NO cleanup being done.
       Use this version to do Ghost Restores or Ghost image without cleanup.
       You must use this option on any NTFS partition.

  3.  Run Ghost on Windows 98 or ME (del the Swapfile and all temp's, etc.)
  4.  Delete all Restore points (Windows XP. Works on FAT-32 partition only)

  5.  Delete Windows "Pagefile" (Windows XP. Works on FAT-32 partitions only)

  6.  Remove all the old Restore files in Windows ME.

  7.  Do total cleanup and run Ghost. Combines 5, 4 & 1 Above. 
(XP on FAT-32 HD only)
 Type in a number at the DOS Prompt and press ENTER.

I know....I know,,,,that's not what you asked, but I thought it might be a good place to throw it in anyway, just in case someone wants to spruce up their own ghost boot disk.

Happy Holidays!
The Shadow  8-)

Title: Re: DVD Splash Screen
Post by pdblues2231 on Dec 4th, 2008 at 4:31pm
Thanks Shadow..
I guess no such way is possible..But I would like to tell you that I found a way to modify the ghost install screen and make it to your own graphics. So now when a person places the DVD in computer it auto-boots and load the image with my very own screen instead of ghost.  

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