Access Delay Time on XP Splash On Start Up?

Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop (black)
December 21, 2010 at 05:54:47
Specs: Windows XP, 1.25G
Hello Everyone,

Is there any way to change the delay time on the Windows XP Splash on Start Up? Currently it stays on for about 40 seconds. I want to shorten the amount of time the XP Splash is displayed. I tried disabling it through msconfig but noticed instead of the Windows XP Splash i started getting a black screen on start up which took up the same amount of time as the XP Splash. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


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#1
December 21, 2010 at 06:11:51
The "splash screen itself" is not the issue, what you have is slow booting.

Most likely you have too much starting up. You can disable things using msconfig but it is better to disable anything you don't require from within programs themselves, if possible.

There maybe some unused programs you can uninstall (Control Panel > Add-Remove Programs).

Make sure you do not have more than one Anti Virus or Anti Malware program running in the background at the same time.

Consider disabling search indexing and maybe some unnecessary services.

Clear temporary internet files and run defrag.

Keep watching for further suggestions from others..

We all live on a ball.


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#2
December 21, 2010 at 06:34:42
Derek,

Thanks, i dont think i have slow booting. My system loads pretty quickly. Im just annoyed about the amount of time the XP Splash stays on for. Is there any way to change the delay time?


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#3
December 21, 2010 at 07:12:46
This is not a really splash screen. It is displayed during a portion of the boot process. How long it is displayed depends entirely on the length of that portion of the boot process and you have no direct control over that.

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#4
December 21, 2010 at 09:07:58
LMiller,

Thanks, can someone confirm this?


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#5
December 21, 2010 at 12:31:08
LMiller7 (who is a knowledgeable helper) is already effectively confirming what I said in the first line of my #1. Strangely, so are you, because without the splash screen you got a black screen for about the same time while it was waiting to boot. The splash screen is put in because it is assumed to be better than looking at nothing. The length of time for the splash (or nothing) depends on how fast or slow your bootup is. The amount of time the splash itself consumes is miniscule, as you have found. If you are happy with the boot time then nothing more needs doing.

We all live on a ball.


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