IBM BIOS Logo missing?

Ibm / 830542u
December 21, 2009 at 19:17:42
Specs: Windows XP Professional, 2.392 GHz / 1021 MB
Hi, I have an issue when I boot my IBM Thinkpad 760ED with Win98, when I boot, the IBM BIOS Logo is missing. It doesn't SEEM to create any problems, but it would be nice to fix just in case. Would updating help, IBM still has BIOS updates for the laptop, I don't need the update, but would it replace the BIOS LOGO that is not currently working?

Thanks in regards,
Smizz

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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#1
December 21, 2009 at 20:54:23
First check in cmos/bios setup and see if the diagnostic screen is enabled instead of the IBM logo.

If that's not it, is it possible the laptop is booting up to windows before the screen is warmed up? That happens with older CRT monitors, not sure about laptop displays.

Bah, humbug


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#2
December 21, 2009 at 21:05:04
The IBM Bios is this stupid Easy-Setup version that only allows you to select date/time, start-up order and diagnosing computer hardware.

No windows is not booting before the screen starts up because the LCD screen is immediate and either way, the screen still shows the memory KBs size (Which is where the logo should be) before the windows boot screen.

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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#3
December 21, 2009 at 22:00:18
It sure sounds like it's been disabled. Are you sure there's no option to enable it? Do you have the manual?

Was the logo ever showing or has it always been that way?

Some of the IBM bios upgrades I've used (and it's been awhile) had the option to let the user add their own logo or use the default. If it's never shown a logo then maybe a bios update would add one.

Bah, humbug


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#4
December 22, 2009 at 13:44:13
It showed a logo at one point, then one day it just got rid of it, or at least stopped showing it. and no I double checked, there is NO option for enabling it.

Think I should try updating BIOS?

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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#5
December 22, 2009 at 20:09:09
If you're sure of the correct bios download then I guess it wouldn't hurt anything. The download page for the bios probably has a manual download to. If you don't have the manual you should take a look at it first.

Bah, humbug


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#6
December 28, 2009 at 21:25:14
The online texted manual and download is from IBM themselves, they still got all their old drivers and stuff there, which I couldn't believe! Yah, I'm going to try it once I find some more floppy disks to transfer to the laptop, I think the BIOS update requires more then one of them, I think I got some extras in my closet. Shouldn't be a problem :)

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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#7
December 28, 2009 at 21:37:52
I haven't worked on any IBM laptops but a couple of older desktops and you could disable the IBM logo. I always disable any logos I can. Why would you want that?

BTW, it has been a while but as I recall IBM BIOSes are not very intuitive. They are difficult to use.


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#8
December 28, 2009 at 23:25:09
Alright thanks for the info, after some floppy disk troubles, I finally managed to update the BIOS to the latest possible ever made official version for that specific mobo. No logo, oh well, what are you going to do? But it was still worth it because windows seems or at least appears to boot and run a tad faster than usual which is a bonus! Thanks for the help and information, I appreciate it!

Smizz

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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#9
December 29, 2009 at 17:28:00
You're welcome. I don't know why the logo doesn't show up but I'm glad the bios update went OK.

Ubuntu Cheeta, Ubuntu !


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