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Author:  Daniel1981 [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:47 am ]
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I want to know something... Where is the Windows XP Boot Screen File is located???

Thanks

Author:  Daniel [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:56 am ]
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ntoskrnl.exe / ntkrnlmp.exe

Author:  Daniel1981 [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:20 pm ]
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Thank you very much...

Author:  Daniel [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:21 pm ]
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You are welcome :P

Author:  Rob Jansen [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:14 pm ]
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To change it manually, you will need a resource editor and a program that can read 16 colours.

The basic layout is readable, but the otherones (the rolling bar and other names) are black if you use a program that doesnt support 16 colours.

I know that paint doesnt do the job even if you save it the correct way.

Author:  Daniel1981 [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:46 pm ]
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So, which program do you recommends???

Author:  Daniel [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:53 pm ]
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Boot-Logo 1.17 is useful. :)

Author:  Daniel1981 [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:13 pm ]
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No... It doesnt help here...
Some other program?

Author:  Rob Jansen [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:20 pm ]
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Paint Shop Pro, you must download the 16 colour pallete seperatly.
Avaible as trial.

Author:  Daniel1981 [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:39 pm ]
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OK, I changed the NTOSKRNL file, but, everytime I do a rese to my pc the file restores to the original state... what can I do?

Author:  Rob Jansen [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:07 pm ]
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Well do these steps:

1) Open the NTOSKRNL.EXE and save it to the desktop (do not directly edit it).

2) Change the version on the desktop to what you like.

3) Boot into SAFE-MODE (Press F8 before GUI boot)

4) Rename the NTOSKRNL.EXE to NTOSKRNL.BAK

5) Move or Copy the file NTOSKRNL.EXE from the desktop to the Windows\System32 folder.

6) Reboot

7) See your edit now.


What do i need to do this in safe mode?
Because then the file-system protect is not active, it is in normal operation mode.

Vista tip:
For the people who already knew that there was a different bootscreen when booting from a hibernate state, this is how you can activate it on Vista on normal GUI boot.

1) Start
2) Run --> msconfig
3) Click yes in the UAC warning.
4) Go to computer startup tab.
5) Click the NO GUI BOOT on.
6) Reboot, and there is your bootscreen.

On some versions it will says, Windows is starting...., on some not, dont ask why, it does so.

Author:  Daniel [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:23 pm ]
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Daniel1981 wrote:
OK, I changed the NTOSKRNL file, but, everytime I do a rese to my pc the file restores to the original state... what can I do?


easier way: Replacer 2.63

Author:  Vista Ultimate R2 [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:50 pm ]
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Easier way still: search your C:\ drive for NTOSKRNL.EXE and replace the other instances of it other than the one in system32 with your new version first ;) Be careful though, as if you mess the file up you won't be able to boot Windows any more.

Author:  Daniel [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:10 pm ]
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Well, the easiest way is to replace it in system32\dllcache and then in system32 :P

Author:  Rob Jansen [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:13 pm ]
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Well, plenty of Idea's here :P :P.

Author:  Vista Ultimate R2 [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:51 pm ]
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Daniel wrote:
Well, the easiest way is to replace it in system32\dllcache and then in system32 :P

It may also be in Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 and/or c:\i386 depending on if you have applied a service pack or have an OEM pre-install too, so best to run a search just to be sure

Author:  Daniel [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:01 pm ]
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... ur use the script I posted above, since it backs up the files :P

Author:  Gamma [ Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:44 pm ]
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A good free resource editor would be resource hacker, but it can't edit the vista boot animation, which is in authui.dll. And bootskins works well for changing the bootscreen, but it occasionally gave me the Bluescreen of Death... But I hope you acommplish whatever you were trying to do! :wink:

Author:  Rob Jansen [ Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:45 am ]
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gammainfection wrote:
A good free resource editor would be resource hacker, but it can't edit the vista boot animation, which is in authui.dll. And bootskins works well for changing the bootscreen, but it occasionally gave me the Bluescreen of Death... But I hope you acommplish whatever you were trying to do! :wink:


Forget resourse hacker, the XN Resource Editor is better, more options and no trouble reading vista files.


And just do it in the way with te safe-mode, just needs in total 3 reboots before you always have a backup of the original one and doesnt require other programs.

Author:  mdogg [ Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:59 am ]
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I find eXeScope is good. It's just that it's shareware so you get limitations.

Author:  Daniel [ Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:14 am ]
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I use PE Explorer. Its pretty good :)

Author:  Gamma [ Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:04 pm ]
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Quote:
Forget resourse hacker, the XN Resource Editor is better, more options and no trouble reading vista files.


And just do it in the way with te safe-mode, just needs in total 3 reboots before you always have a backup of the original one and doesnt require other programs.


Hmm... I'll check if it's free...

Author:  Rob Jansen [ Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:10 pm ]
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The XN Resource Editor is free. :wink:


Here:
http://www.btinternet.com/~wilsoncpw/xn_resourceeditor_setup.exe

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