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Jay Wardy Mar 13, 2005, 04:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 14, 2005, 05:16pm EST

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I just started a fresh install of XP Pro with a:

P4 3.0e 800MHz, 512 mb PC2700ddr, Antec Neo Power 480W PSU, etc.

Everything works great, except the boot logo doesn't display during boot up. I see the full POST screen, then it goes black until I see the windows "welcome" screen.

Furthermore, when I try to do something that would normally start during a reboot, such as a scheduled offline defragmentation with "perfect disk" or a "Scandisk" on a reboot, or Mirroring a drive with "Acronis True Image" the system just hangs during this point and I have to do a manual reboot.

I have lots of hardware around so did some basic trouble shooting. I took out the video card, I get the same result with the integrated SiS video. I have two other PSU's and I get the same result.

Does anyone have any suggestions of why my bootlogo wouldn't display, everything else works great and it hasn't crashed once yet.

Thanks!


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Darryl Cooper Mar 14, 2005, 11:31am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows Boot Logo Doesn't Display.
This is to remove the windows boot logo. To add it just reverse these steps. This is the only thing I can think of.
Find and open your boot.ini file

Your boot.ini should look something like this:

[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=signature(85b37567)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(85b37567)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="OS for testing new boot screen" /fastdetect signature(85b37567)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="(default)Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

This line is what I want you to pay attention to:
signature(85b37567)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="OS for testing new boot screen" /fastdetect
Change it to something like this:
signature(85b37567)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="OS for testing new boot screen" /fastdetect /noguiboot

Upon restarting, the splash screen will be gone. It can be re-enabled by removing the new switch

Josh Mar 14, 2005, 03:01pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 14, 2005, 03:06pm EST

 
>> Re: Windows Boot Logo Doesn't Display.
To get you start up screen back, I think all you need to do is go to msconfig. Under tab boot.ini, there will be a few options that you can select or deselect, and one of them is to get rid of the start up screen. I think it's like noguiboot or something like that. Click that and see if it takes care of it.
Edit: It looks like this is the same thing that was posted earlier, just an easier way to get at, through msconfig.

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Jay Wardy Mar 14, 2005, 05:15pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows Boot Logo Doesn't Display.
Thanks for the replies,

I messed around with the different boot options a bit, enabled /sos (after the sos display, it again goes blank until logon), enabled and disabled /noguiboot, etc. I even checked out the kernel to make sure a boot image existed. I think that your solution was very appropriate, however, my problem may be more sinister.

I don't overclock or anything, and I know that P4's have an internal mechanism that does not allow extreme overheating, but is there any way maybe if the fan was not cooling things very well and either the board or processor was a little hot that a problem of this nature could arise?

I think it might be more of a hardware issue, but am at my wits end trying to discover what could cause this problem.

The main issue is not that it doesnt display the windows boot logo status bar screen, but that something also happens at this time that prevents me from running any boot time software, such as an offline defragment or offline scandisk, etc.

I appreciate the feedback, thanks a lot!


Darryl Cooper Mar 14, 2005, 05:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows Boot Logo Doesn't Display.
have you tried booting in safe mode using the diagnostic option.

Josh Mar 14, 2005, 06:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows Boot Logo Doesn't Display.
Have you checked for spyware/adware and viruses? I highly doubt that's the problem, but it's worth a try.

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Mark Robinson Mar 14, 2005, 09:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows Boot Logo Doesn't Display.
Wow never seen that happen specially on a new install. Did you reformat (not quick) the drive first? If it were me I would reinstall again. That isnt a hardware issue, it is software related. If that is a problem then imagine what will happen down the line. Before I do that, do you have Service Packs installed already. if not you can try that but like I said, I have never seen that ... so I would be going back to sqare one with this.

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Jay Wardy Mar 15, 2005, 08:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows Boot Logo Doesn't Display.
Yeah, this problem is really bugging me. I don't really see any kind of performance problem.

I took a fresh harddisk, did a low level format, reinstalled XP(verified to work fine with boot-logo graphics on other computers) and the problem persisted.

I noticed something of particular interest that indicates to me it is a hardware problem. When you install XP and do your first reboot after formatting and transferring the system files, etc, the boot logo should come up and then it starts the GUI portion of the install process. Well, the boot logo isn't even displaying at that point.

As I said, the XP disc is absolutely fine.

I went and did an offline defragment and I have to clarify, my computer performs actions during this time however I just don't see anything.

I checked all my VGA cables, etc, swapped HD's, PSU's. Is there a way to test if it's my motherboard or processor. Those are the only components I can't really swap out.

thanks for all your input so far

Harris Walktin Mar 15, 2005, 09:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows Boot Logo Doesn't Display.
I've never seen this during a fresh install, however, the correct option is the noguiboot in the MSconfig window. However, It has happened that even with noguiboot un-checked, the "/noguiboot" line is still there.
Simply goto the "General" tab, and select, use"Original boot.ini file" Then press apply

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angryhippy Mar 16, 2005, 06:36am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows Boot Logo Doesn't Display.
After you did the fresh install, did you do all the Windows updates? The boot screen is in the ntoskrnl.exe kernel. That is one that usually takes the brunt of the updates It probably got corrupted during an update. Run the system file checker. that will reset it to stock. Then you can do your updates over again one at a time and see if it's one particular one that is causing the problem. Go to start/run type in sfc /scannow and hit ok. Insert your XP CD if asked and let it run.

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