How do i create a progress bar like in windows 98

it is colered and is on the startup screen

here is the picture

[IMG]http://i17.tinypic.com/6lja70n.png[/IMG]

can anyone tell me how to make it please?

If I remember an old Charles Petzold article correctly, that specific progress bar was made with a gradient, and the motion was created by manipulating the color palette.

If I remember an old Charles Petzold article correctly, that specific progress bar was made with a gradient, and the motion was created by manipulating the color palette.

then how do i create that "manipulating the color palette" ?

I don't know that. You might see if you can find the article.