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Old February 24, 2011, 06:51 PM
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Default Removing american megatrends splash and hp invent splash

Hello , I just upgraded my hard drive ( samsung spinpoint 120G 5400 rpm 4mgs cache ) to a ( WD 500g 7200rpm 16 mgs of cache ) , Now , when I boot up ,I get , ( 2 ) splash screens , ( american megatrends ) and ( hp invent ) Now it even takes longer to boot up ,before I upgraded my machine ....
How do I remove these splash screens ? I went to my bios , boot to disable , But to no avail , they keep opening .

Upgraded HP a250n

windows XP home 32 bit
3.2 intel northwood
2.ghz RAM
550 w power supply
his 4670 video card (agp)

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Old February 24, 2011, 07:26 PM
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don't think you'll be able to, you'd need to rewrite your bios (or find a hacked one) and/or motherboard's ROM.

is it that big of a deal?
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Old February 24, 2011, 08:12 PM
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is it trying to boot from other device(s) such as usb and so on? i chunked out a good 30 secs of my last build with that.
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Old February 28, 2011, 11:00 PM
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there an option for fast boot anywhere in there?
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Old March 4, 2011, 07:14 PM
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Nope no usb hubs , no fast boot . my mobo is an ( asus P4SD-LA stingray )
I actually don't care anymore about the splash screens .Im having problems with steam now on L4 Dead 2 ....( The steam servers are too
busy ). I backed up all my games (12 games )and only Left 4 dead was the only game that won't download ,since I upgraded my hard drive ( WD 500 gigz 7200 16 mb of cache ) IDE....

I,m going to buid a new machine in a few weeks.

Amd 890fx ( 1090T ) machine.
Crosshair IV Formula MOBO
sapphire 6970 GPU
corsair 750hx PSU
window 7 pro 64 bit
4 gigz G.Skill rip jaws R A M
Lian li pc-k62 case
Coolermaster hyper 212 plus cpu cooler ( Push Pull )
MX-2 thermal compound

Any thoughts on my new buid ?
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Old March 5, 2011, 09:13 AM
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looks good. overclock that CPU immediately too :D
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Old March 5, 2011, 10:44 AM
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O.K. Thanks LarkStarr.
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Old March 6, 2011, 06:57 PM
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I fixed my ( The steam servers are too busy ,problem ) Left 4 dead 2 is now downloaded and working , I Booted up my original hard drive and saved all my games too my external drive ( AGAIN ) and renamed it , removed my old drive and then ,I installed my new drive . and booted up steam ( I had too upload all my games again ).. Hey , All my games work now .( no more , The steam servers are curently too busy ) ...I,m a happy camper . Oh guess what ? I even got rid of a stuck pixel ( Blue ) stuck pixel , I wrapped a micro cloth around my index finger ( Right handed ) and poked at the screen where the stuck pixel was , with hard enough force ,but not too hard , I tried poking the stuck pixel lightly and then a little harder (Nothing Happend) So ,I got a little pissed off and just poked the screen where the stuck pixel was with Micro fibre cloth wrapped around my finger ,I was so tired of looking at that stuck pixel , My eyes went directly at tha f*&^%$# thing and your pixel problem will be resolved . ( Well , I did that and my pixel problem was resolved ) I poked at the the stuck pixel with a micro cloth wrapped at my finger tip with a force well..Like throwing a dart at a dart board ,One quick hit and voila, no more stuck pixel , I hope this helps others . My monitor is a Samsung Syncmaster EX2220..... Thanks ,Hardwarecanucks.com .
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