Aaron

Customize your boot screen!

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I thought I'd add this tip:

1) Go to C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32

2) Copy NTOSKRNL.EXE, rename the copy to something else, like NTCUSTOM.EXE (make SURE the copy is in C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32)

3) Right click My Computer -> Properties

4) Advanced tab -> Startup and Recovery -> Settings

5) "To edit the startup options file manually, click Edit." -> Edit (hit the Edit button)

6) Your BOOT.INI file will load up, looking something like this:

[boot loader]

timeout = 30

default = multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

7) Copy the line under [operating systems], and add /KERNEL=NTCUSTOM.EXE to the end, so it looks like this now:

[boot loader]

timeout = 30

default = multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS = "Microsoft Windows XP Professional - custom logo" /fastdetect /kernel=NTCUSTOM.EXE

8) File -> Save, File -> Exit

9) Reboot, you'll now have the a menu with two choices, one of which will load your customized kernel instead of the NTOSKRNL.EXE

10) Edit the NTCUSTOM.EXE file as the instructions say in the link above for editing NTOSKRNL.EXE, but you don't have to worry about Windows File Protection getting in the way, and you'll always have an easy way of booting up from a known good kernel. Swap the two lines under [operating systems] if you want to change the default selection (it will boot from the one on the first line under [operating systems].

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XPLOGONUI is for the Welcome screen stuff, AaronXP's link is for changing the boot logo that pops up when XP first starts to load.

Good program, yeah, but not related to this.

My post is just a way to avoid having to boot from a DOS disk or boot into Safe Mode like the link's instructions say.

It's from a thread on LittleWhiteDog Forums here:

http://www.littlewhitedog.com/forum/topic....6&TOPIC_ID=1113

It's a trick used since Windows 2000 for changing the startup logo.

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This hasn't been asked before, but can XP's hacked NTOSKRNL.EXE files be used on win2k? I want to use the customized XP Boot screens (from http://www.lakerscenter.com ) on win2k if possible.

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I dunno if you could use the file under Win2k but you could probably rip graphics from the XP NTOSKRNL.EXE file.

The Win2k NTOSKRNL is SO MUCH EASIER than the XP version for changing the boot logo. A great link is this page:

http://www.littlewhitedog.com/reviews_other_00021.asp

As far as using the graphics, the palette is different for the Win2k, it's builtin to the resource. If you pull the graphic out of an XP NTOSKRNL it is probably going to be using the phuct up palette for all bitmaps but 5.

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One for blackwar:

TSS2000

bootscreens, page 4 (as of 8/11)

Spiderman Vs. Carnage & Venom

Submitted by:

Chrono

Date:

Aug 11, 2002

Category:

Movie

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Thanks!

Just a little question; how should I change the boot logo screen file in the Windows XP CD that when I install XP it has the modified screen?

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hey i tried this but the picture i want to make the boot bitmap looks hideous with the pallet is there another format that i can make it to make this work? Besides that this works great.

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Hi ppl,

This may be stupid question and i applogise in advance if it is - but here goes.

I have created and also downloaded some new boot ntkernals and have added them to the system i am using using the boot.ini method. On the system i am using it works perfectly, however on a custom image i am working on it is breaking the system.

Now i know it is the new kernal as if i change it back to the default it works fine, but as soon as i add the /kernal=mykrnl.exe it breaks. :)

Advise, suggestions?

Felix

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make sure the image is at 4 bit and it should be fine, i have had that problem whne trying to save with too much color depth

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hey Pplz,

Well i have checked my new oemkrnl.exe and it works fine on my current system, however when i add it to another system the system hangs :) - any ideas?

Felix

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It needs to be the same version number as the OS you're using (and some hotfixes change the version number of ntoskrnl apparently).

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I want to make another pic BLACK fo the boot logo. Can I do it using the same palette for PS and Paint Shop Pro which is used to see the boot logo????

I am able to use the palette & see the boot image. Now how do I save the image again with the black colour thing covering it so that I can save it using Res Hacker???

Pls reply.

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hey all,

this is my first time on this forum so please help me out. I too want to customize my boot screen but just make it show my version of windows xp (professional). The thing is whenever i turn on my comp, it just shows Windows XP as a startup and does not say home or professional anymore (version info). The reason to this is because of SP 2, which i have. Does anyone know a way i can customize my boot screen logo so that it will also say "Professional" in the bottom? I appreciate your help. THANKS! :D

Vegeta

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I have tried the method mention above but my system will get restarted each time when i try 2 boot through that custom kernel. plz provide suggestion. also tell me way how can i change boot screen . i have downloaded boot editor. but it is not running. any metod of doing all tis provide me.

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The easiest way to change the boot logo is to add /bootlogo /noguiboot to your boot.ini file so that it looks like this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
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" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /bootlogo /noguiboot

Then, save your boot image as 4bit (16-color - any 16 colors) .bmp file, name it Boot.bmp and copy it into your windows folder.

I found this on Sysintrernals site, tried it and it works!

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Nice!

Could I have a progress animation, like the original logo, using the method from the post above?

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can anyone tell where should I put bootlogo.cmd file :blushing:

it sais:

[GuiRunOnce]

bootlogo.cmd

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