boot screen

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by circusdeath, Oct 13, 2002.

  1. circusdeath

    circusdeath Guest

    Is there any way to change the boot screen in XP w/o using any type of software to do it?
  2. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    yeah that is if you have not installed sp1 yet, do this, download a bootscreen, first make a backup of the original bootscreen, then reboot in save mode, go to C:\Windows\System32 (should be in there), copy the new bootscreen, and paste it into the system32 directory. Then reboot normal and it should be okay.

    Though i recommend not to do this, because if you have a faulty bootscreen or if you do anything wrong you can screw your computer big time. Happened to me and i had to reinstall xp, lost all of my it's up to you.

    For more info go to:, and then click the How To button...

  3. circusdeath

    circusdeath Guest

  4. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    Your Welcome
  5. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

    you can do it with SP1.
  6. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    yeah i tried it, but then i wouldn't start up i do i change it in sp1 then?

    BMWCHUBB Guest

    Changing the bootscreen in sp1 is possible.....But make sure the ntoskrnl.exe is the right one .

    The original ntoskrnl is a smaller size?
    For some reason M/S has made the sp1 ntoskrnl larger in size?
    The original size is 1.88....sp1..1.94

    To get the full update on this issue:try

  8. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    ohkay tnx...will try...