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    XP Splash Screen

    Hello,

    How do I change the splash screen while windows is loading?

    Thanks for your help,
    Daniel
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    Re: XP Splash Screen

    Originally posted by Daniel
    Hello,

    How do I change the splash screen while windows is loading?

    Thanks for your help,
    Daniel
    http://www.themexp.org (click on the "How To Install" button up on the top). Look for the "Install a Bootscreen" section of it.

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    theres a faster/better way to do this, through bootXP.

    http://www.bootxp.net/

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    Thanks it worked
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    If you do it by using a resource hacker on ntoskrnl.exe just make sure to look over what you do very carefully b/c if oy umake a mistake Windows XP will stop loading as soon as it gets to the boot screen.
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    Originally posted by unanimous
    If you do it by using a resource hacker on ntoskrnl.exe just make sure to look over what you do very carefully b/c if oy umake a mistake Windows XP will stop loading as soon as it gets to the boot screen.
    Then how would you get back, run in safe mode?

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    That or last known good config. This is the reason that bootxp's backup line feature is awsome. If a problem arises, you just pick the Windows XP(Backup Line) option on boot and viola.

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    Actually once that happens you can't get into Safe Mode b/c ntsokrnl.exe is still loaded and of course doesn't work. The best thing I could think of is using the recovery console off the XP CD, or if you made a backup of ntsokrnl.exe and you have another OS installed, boot into the good OS and replace the current ntsokrnl.exe with the backup.
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    When mine did that (cuz i toyed with it hehe) i used the "last known good configuration" option to get into windows.

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    Originally posted by RoD
    When mine did that (cuz i toyed with it hehe) i used the "last known good configuration" option to get into windows.
    What version (windows) where u in?

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    You can also modify your boot.ini file, using the /KERNEL= command to change the default kernel EXE. This is what mine looks like:
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    [boot loader]
    timeout=3
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional SpecialBoot" /fastdetect /KERNEL=ntosboot.exe
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    EDIT: the default= line is screwed up, and I can't seem to fix it. It should be \WINDOWS.
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