Miscellaneous Tweaks - Disable the Windows XP Splash Screen

Ever wonder what's going on behind that splash screen?  Well, now you can find out!

To disable the Windows XP Splash Screen, follow the next steps:

  1. Right click My Computer, select Properties.

  2. Click the Advanced tab.

  3. In the Startup and Recovery click the Edit button (see picture 1).

    Picture 1

  4. Edit BOOT.INI. Add "/SOS" right after "/fastdetect" with a space between (see picture 2).

    Picture 2

The line will look something like this:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /SOS.  When you're finished.  The first part, multi(0)..... may not be the same on your machine.  Upon restarting, the splash screen will be gone. It can be re-enabled by removing the new /SOS switch.



Lex van der Horst

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