Originally Posted by MarxSoccer
The only thing is, I would UNCHECK the boot screen, it's pretty pixelated and ugly
Just go to MSConfig, click on the BOOT.INI tab and uncheck /NOGUIBOOT. What that does is completely disable the Windows XP Splash screen, the same flag and loading bar you've seen for five years. Oh and it'll also take off a second or two from your boot time.