How do I disable the Windows loading splash screen?
To disable the Windows splash screen that shows the process of Windows loading as it is starting, follow the steps below.
- Click the Start button and in the Run or Search for programs and files text box, type msconfig and press Enter. If you have Windows 8, type msconfig from the Windows 8 Start screen.
- Click on the Boot tab. If you do not have a Boot tab, skip to the next section.
- On the Boot tab, check the "No GUI boot" option.
- Click OK. The next time Windows starts, the Windows splash screen should not appear.
Missing boot tab in msconfig
If you're running an earlier version of Windows, such as Windows 2000 or Windows XP, the boot tab will not be in the msconfig or System Configuration utility. Disabling the GUI boot in these versions of Windows requires you to edit the boot.ini file and add the /noguiboot option. In msconfig, this switch can also be enabled through the BOOT.INI tab.