Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Boot Your PC in Style

Note : I recommend making a copy of you "Boot.ini" first, just in case you do something wrong and your window is not booting, restart and when your pc is in post(the black screen) press F8 and boot in safe mode, and replace the "Boot.ini" with your backup of "Boot.ini" and it should get back to its former state.

All of us are accustomed to seeing the Windows XP logo at system startupbut how about getting a custom message at first before the logo appears?

Heres how to do it. Its easy and simple.

Please don't mess it up until n unless you're DUMB enough.

Click start,then run.
Type c:\boot.ini
Erase whatever is there and copy and paste this

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Write your message"/fastdetect
C:\="write your message"

Write whatever you want in between the quotes this will display for 5 seconds before windows starts
*if you have installed windows in any partition other than C:
replace the number after the last brackets of multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)
Use1 for c:\
2 for d:\ and
so onIf you want to create more lines just writed:\="......"e:\="....."

After editing the file "Boot.ini" save it and restart the system to see how it goes.


[boot loader]
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="This PC will blow in"/fastdetect
C:\="10 seconds"
D:\="Shut it down"
E:\="Or run for your LIFE"

Try it and next time when friends comes to see your PC I bet they will be astonished