XP: Disable XP Boot Logo

Many people do not like the boot logo covering up what is happening during the XP boot process. This tech-recipe will show how to turn off the boot logo during startup.

Disable XP Boot Logo

You can disable the XP splash screen which will speed up the
overall boot process.

1. Click Start, and then click Run. Type in the following: msconfig.

2. Click BOOT.INI from the top tabs.

3. Go down to Boot Options, and tick /NOGUIBOOT.

4. Click Apply and then OK to close msconfig.

5. You will need to restart your computer for it to take effect.

The splash screen will be gone. It can be re-enabled by unticking /NOGUIBOOT back in the msconfig.

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11 Responses to “XP: Disable XP Boot Logo”

  1. February 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm, deyamag said:



  2. August 28, 2009 at 10:49 pm, Matt Liston said:

    did not change boot time for me, running xp pro on a socket 939 system with a gig of ram and a fresh install with only utility programs installed


  3. November 10, 2009 at 5:45 pm, Anonymous said:

    i dont see BOOT.INI,there is :SYSTEM.INI and WIN.INI


    • November 19, 2010 at 6:13 pm, 23946 said:

      Same to me


  4. January 08, 2010 at 2:52 am, Anonymous said:



  5. July 06, 2010 at 5:47 pm, Saawan2259 said:

    sir disappear the funtion so u can tell me how can i appear those funtion
    my email id saawan2259@gmail.com


  6. August 24, 2010 at 11:08 am, ArjunSingh said:

    Yeah You can’t see that boot screen but after disabling boot screen it also takes that much time.


  7. December 01, 2010 at 9:42 am, Hitesh Darji said:

    unable to show tick: /NOGUIBOOT option


    • February 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm, Anish said:

      try selecting selective startup from the general tab
      email me for a reply anish9807@hotmail.com


  8. March 01, 2011 at 5:42 am, No said:

    Saved a whole 2 seconds of boot time.
    Now I can do something meaningful with that time.


  9. December 22, 2011 at 1:40 am, sumit said:

    nice idea…. sir g.

    can v decrease the time 30 to in 20.. what iffect it will take.


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