JSI Tip 10037. I can I suppress the standard boot splash screen in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003?

NOTE: See How do I cause Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to use my design instead of the standard boot splash screen?

To suppress the standard boot splash screen, you can:

1. Start / Run / msconfig / OK.

2. Select the Boot.ini tab.

3. Check the /NOGUIBOOT box.

4. Press Apply.

5. Press OK.

You can also directly edit C:\BOOT.INI:

1. Open a CMD.EXE window.

2. Type attrib -r -s -h c:\boot.ini and press Enter.

3. Type notepad c:\boot.ini and press Enter.

4. Add the following switch to the end of each desired \[operating systems\] line:

/noguiboot

so one might look like:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /execute /noguiboot
6. Save the C:\boot.ini and close Notepad.

7. Type attrib +r +s +h c:\boot.ini and press Enter.

NOTE: The /noguiboot switch disables the standard splash screen and the bitmap that displays the progress bar for Windows startup.



Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish