Replacing bios boot logo

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Lockheed, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Lockheed

    Lockheed MDL Novice

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    Will it screw my laptop if I replace the Compaq's boot picture in the Phoenix bios with another image of slightly larger dimensions (but keeping 16 color depth)?
     
  2. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    #2 petar, Jun 26, 2008
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    The Logo is not just a 16bit image, in fact it has four images compresed inside it.

    bitmap-mono.hbk
    bitmap-4bit.hbk
    bitmap-8bit.hbk
    bitmap-24bit.hbk

    The image also needs to maintain its original size in horizontal and vertical dimensions and aspect ratio to.

    If you want me to, I can make the Logo for you with the same characteristics as the original, I will only need the picture you want to put as a Logo.
    All you have to do is after is replace it using PBE.
    Or I can do the whole procedure for you.

    Just provide me we download links for the Logo and if you want to, the bios you want to insert the new logo.
     
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  3. Lockheed

    Lockheed MDL Novice

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  5. Lockheed

    Lockheed MDL Novice

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    I see...
    So why PBE allows for replacing the long with just one BMP file?
     
  6. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    I dont know the answer to the qustion "why PBE alows" replacing the logo with single BMP.
    But just to be on the safe side, I would recomend to make the mod as much posible as the original bios.
     
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  7. Lockheed

    Lockheed MDL Novice

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    #7 Lockheed, Jun 27, 2008
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    I did an experiment.

    With PBE, I put my new single BMP logo inside the bios, built it and then reopened. I extracted the BMP, opened with HexEdit and, lo and behold, the same 4-files table appears.

    Seems that Phoenix Bios Editor does all the dirty work.
     
  8. petar

    petar MDL Expert

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    Hmmm...Interesting..
    Didnt knew that.
    I would have used photoshop to edit the logo, but since PBE does it automaticly, there is no need...:D
     
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  9. Lockheed

    Lockheed MDL Novice

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    Just to conclude my thread for those looking for such info in the future:

    Using Phoenix Bios Editor 2.2.0.1, I managed to change the logo to a custom made one of different dimentions and it worked like a charm.

    It was a regular HP/Compaq laptop bios.
     
  10. striker

    striker MDL Novice

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    Sorry to pop in like this but can any one tell me how to open the bios file for compaq v6604 laptop. I have the phoenix bios editor but still i am unable to open the bios files, Whenever i try to open it it says select a rom file,now thats really weird because in the bios flasher provided by compaq there is a wph file and no roms this is totally driving me nuts . I hope you guys can help.Thanx in advance.

    striker..