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.

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  • 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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