- 15 Jul. 2003 - 22:54:
NTLDR - why cant I change it?
Hi. I have been modding a win2k sp3 setup so that windows doesnt appear in the startup and shutdown process. I have replaced all the bitmaps in ntoskrnl and msgina, plus added my own splash screens prior to logon etc. It is close. The only thing I cannot get changed is the character message and progress bar that displays right before splash screen is displayed - "Loading Windows 2000 - progress bar - Press F8 key for advanced startup options"
I see these messages in NTLDR and modified them with hex editor. The mods stick since I can look at it later and see them all there - I have tried copying the new file while in safe mode, after botting from another boot disk, using replace it utility, no matter what I do it uses the old one. Am I missing something in all this. I have read all the excellent references on this site - and it seems like I should be able to do this.