Turnoff Windows 2000 splash screen

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

If Windows 2000's large white bright splash screen bothers you, it can be disabled. You have to add the parameter /noguiboot to the entry in BOOT.INI that launches Windows 2000. For example:

Change

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000" /fastdetect

to

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000" /fastdetect /noguiboot

There is a significant downside. There have been messages in the Windows 2000 newsgroups that this can cause mysterious problems that will be difficult to track down.

/noguiboot also disables the blue screen error messages. That means the system will mysteriously lock up or reboot without giving you any clue as to why should an error occur.

For these reasons, I can not recommend the noguiboot parameter.

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