The /noguiboot parameter suppresses all bit-mapped graphics during the boot process, including the splash screen and progress bar that precede the logon prompt and the blue background of a bug check screen.




This boot parameter is supported only on Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.

The /noguiboot option is supported only on Windows Server 2003 with SP1 and Windows XP with SP2.

OnWindows Vista and later, use the quietboot option with BCDEdit. The quietboot option controls the display of a high-resolution bitmap in place of the Windows boot screen display and animation.

When /noguiboot is used, the system does not initialize bootvid.dll, the software component that provides basic video support before the computer's graphics drivers are loaded. Because bootvid.dll is not operating, the computer cannot display bit-mapped graphics during the boot process.

You can use this parameter to investigate problems with video devices.


multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /noguiboot

Bootcfg command

bootcfg /addsw /NG /ID 1



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