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change your boot logo manually

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oggy123    0

1. open boot.ini in %homedrive% with notepad

2. add

 /noguiboot /bootlogo 

at the end of fifth line

3. put your new bootlogo in %systemroot%

name it boot.bmp

the logo must be 640?480, 4-bit, bmp format

reboot and see what happens ^^

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Edited by oggy123

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dreamz    4

yup, this is a good tweak. several notes:

-if you use the bootlogo switch, you will NOT have the progress bar. if you want to do that, you need to hack ntoskrnl.exe, which is more difficult.

-it is important that this bitmap be 16-color/4-bit (the first post is misleading, not 16-bit color).

-another way to edit the boot.ini file is to go to system properties > advanced > system startup settings > edit.

-it isn't always the last or 5th line. just to be safe, instead of just adding the switch to the line like so:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /bootlogo /noguiboot

you should have two lines. the original:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

and the switch:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /bootlogo /noguiboot

that way, when you boot up, you'll have a menu, in case your bitmap is screwed up and messes up the system. once you know you can boot with your switch, you can delete the other line.

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oggy123    0

thanks dreamz

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dis    2

i have 2 alternates for booting also:

1. if you want to see what is loading to the system when booting with black background* (so there is nothing in background), just write this line also to the boot.ini file:

/sos /noguiboot

2. only with "/sos" will gives another altenate. (blue background)

i use the 1. version. :)

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.Ark    6

So, this has to be either a transperant image or an image with a black background, right?

Also, is there anyway to edit the bootscreen/login screen without software? Thanks :)

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Leddy    0

The first post describes a way to do it with (extra) software.

edit: whoops, i bumped up this age old topic without realising it.

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