Disable Splash screen in WindowsXP

The splash screen is the one which is displayed during the startup of windows XP .It hides the various background processes which occurs in windows XP during startup .
If you want to view the process during srartup just out of curiosity you can disable the splash screen .
(Note : In most linux operating systems all the processes during startup are shown.)
Disabling splashscreen will even help you to diagonise various problems at startup.
To do this rightclick My computer and select properties . Select the advanced tab and then select settings under the startup and recovery groupbox.

Click on the edit button to manually edit startup options .The file will be looking like this

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect



After the /fastdetect add a space and type /sos.
It should look like this

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /sos.

Then do not forget to save the file(File > save).
Restart your system for the changes to take effect.