Speed Up Booting by Disabling Starting Windows Boot Logo [ Splash Screen ]

It is possible to disable the XP splash screen which will speed up the overall boot process slightly. But remember removing the splash screen will also bar you from seeing any boot up message that might come up ( for instance, if there is a system crash, the chkdsk screen will not show up, nor will tools like Convert, etc ). But if your system is problem free, it should not matter

To disable the windows boot logo in the start up,

  • Right click on My Computer > Properties
  • Select Advanced tab
  • Under the startup and recovery section, Click Settings.
  • Then again in the system startup section, Click Edit button of the Default Operating System section
  • Now the boot.ini file will open in a Notepad
  • Edit the boot.ini by adding ’/noguiboot’, right after ‘/fastdetect’.
  • make the necessary changes and save the Boot.ini file

make sure you create a backup of the file in case you mess it up. Now when you restart, the splash screen won’t appear. It can be re-enabled by removing the new switch you created.

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July 9, 2009 by: Prasanth Chandra


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