How-To Geek

Remove Windows Logo During Boot Up In XP

Are you sick of looking at the Windows XP logo when you boot up your computer?  Here is a quick tip on how to disable it. 

Click Start \ Run and type in ‘msconfig’ and hit Enter or click OK.

Next in the System Configuration Utility select the BOOT.INI tab and place a check next to /NOGUIBOOT.  Click Apply then Ok.  Now when you reboot your computer you will not see the XP logo, just a blank screen.

Keep in mind that if something errors out during boot, there will not be any visual cues.

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 05/28/07

Comments (5)

  1. Shawn Chua

    something related to it

    anyway to replace the startup and shutdown logo with other pictures?

  2. mim

    what is that “/basevideo” option then?! :-?

  3. Will

    The /basevideo parameter directs Windows to use VGA video mode.

    from msdn.

  4. vivek

    how to remove the company logo eg “WIPRO” from the startup…???
    plz help..!!! :) :)

  5. Anthony

    Can this also be done in Windows 7?

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