Anyone know how to take a *good* screenshot of a BIOS?

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Spin, Jul 9, 2006.

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    Spin Guest


    Anyone know how to take a *good* screenshot of a BIOS? I am trying to use
    my digital camera an while it comes out *ok* it doesn't look as good
    obviously as if one were doing a ALT+Print Screen. Suggestions welcome!
    Spin, Jul 9, 2006
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    norm Guest

    I used my digital camera, but best with a tripod.
    What do you mean by OK?
    norm, Jul 9, 2006
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  3. If you use an older parallel port printer, you can print that screen shot,
    direct from the bios


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    Richard Urban, Jul 9, 2006
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    DanS Guest

    While you won't get awesome pictures taking a picture of a CRT, I have done
    it many times.

    You have to set up the camera for a Macro or Super Macro shot (Macro is
    close in), use no flash, reduce the exposure time, and probably turn down
    the brightness of the CRT as well.
    DanS, Jul 9, 2006
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    philo Guest

    i found this...
    but i think i'd just use a camera
    philo, Jul 9, 2006
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    AJR Guest

    Just curious - there are probably 30 to 50 BIOS setting pages - HP includes
    a print screen function with many of the all-in-one printers.
    AJR, Jul 9, 2006
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    pickedaname Guest

    If money is not a factor, let me suggest A TCP/IP enabled KVM unit (Search
    the net, they are out there, some cheap).
    From one computer on the same network (or over the internet if the client
    has a public IP) you can establish the IP session to the KVM
    (keyboard/video/mouse) unit
    and actually hit the delete or F key to enter the BIOS of the remote PC.
    Once there, you can get full color screen shots of the BIOS screen on the
    remote PC.
    This is the best way if you want good clear BIOS screenshots that look as if
    you hit printscreen while in windows.
    Have fun and you're welcome....
    pickedaname, Sep 23, 2006
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    pickedaname Guest

    pickedaname, Sep 23, 2006
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    Steve Parry Guest

    If it's a screenshot of any BIOS you need use VMWare or Virtual PC to create
    a PC in a Window then you can create the screenshot using printscreen in the
    usual manner
    Steve Parry, Sep 23, 2006
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    Gene K Guest

    Kinda expensive!!!
    Gene K
    Gene K, Sep 24, 2006
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    jas0n Guest

    Digital camera shot, jpeg file.
    jas0n, Sep 24, 2006
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    Pop` Guest

    You could also accomplish that with UltraVNC onj the two computers.

    And, it's free from sourceforge.
    Pop`, Sep 24, 2006
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    frodo Guest

    Did you try the "old fashion" way:

    with a printer attached to LPT1, the PrtScn key should work; you may need
    to press a FF key on the printer afterwards to make it eject the page.

    Don't have an old parrallel printer lying around? check w/ a friend, any
    old dot-matrix or laser should do it.

    No LPT port? SOL, sorry. I'd then try the camera approach, take a pic of
    the screen; not great but usable.
    frodo, Sep 25, 2006
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