Custom XP Boot Screens

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by zyfos, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

    I've been lookin around for a few good XP boot screens (not logon screens), but there just aren't as many good ones as there used to be. I was wondering if anyone knew a good place to go to get some really nice ones.
  2. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

    Cornwall Nr. England
    Only place I know of is where you can get themes for virtually all skinning kits, but also boot screens, logon screens and many links to other good sites.

  3. Tranbert

    Tranbert Guest

    boot screen size ?

    Is it a XP limitation or is it possible to oversized boot screen to more than 640x480 ?
  4. bpimpdaddy21

    bpimpdaddy21 Guest

    Just out of curiosity, how do you load up the new boot screens once you download them, is there a program or something?
  5. RaWShadow

    RaWShadow Guest

  6. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

    I'm probably gonna be using a program called Resource Hacker to replace my boot screen. I used to have a really interesting anime bootscreen, but I can't find it anymore. I'm contemplating on making my own, but first I have to find an image that I like.
  7. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    If you are trying to make your own bootscreen remember that is has to be 16 colors (4 bit) and the color palette is hardcoded into ntoskrnl.exe. Get some information about it here: (scroll down to the 'XP-bootscreen' chapter).
    And most important if you mess around with bootscreens, make sure you know how to use the recovery console.
  8. Rey

    Rey Guest

    thanks for the tip on the wincustomize site gothic