How to remove "Starting Acronis loader" message?

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by XIII, Jan 13, 2009.

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  1. XIII

    XIII Registered Member

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    It's only a minor GUI issue, but I'd really like to remove the "Starting Acronis loader" message and found some info on it in this thread that is too old to respond to.

    I've tried editing bootwiz.sys with WinHex (carefully replacing all characters and the first three dots by spaces), but my system is unable to boot with this modified bootwiz.sys (it boots again if I restore the backup of this single file that I made before editing it). Is this file protected by a checksum?

    How can I remove the "Starting Acronis loader" message but still (succesfully) load the loader?
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    After you edited the file, did you verify with a file compare that no other changes were made?

    Do you have the same problem if you just change one character? For example, make the "A" in Acronis an "a".

    I may try this later and see if I have any different results.

    Are you still booting to the OSS menu or do you have a default OS selected to boot automatically?
     
  3. XIII

    XIII Registered Member

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    I did perform a binary compare of the results ("fc /b" command in plain old DOS) and only those characters were changed.

    I have tried it with and without immediately loading a default OS - without success.

    I actually now remember that during one of my experiments I restored boot functionality by editing the text back to the original. At least I thought, because I mistyped 1 letter (correct letter but no capital) and it did still not boot. It did boot though when I corrected that last typo as well! This indicates a check(sum) I guess...
     
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