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    Editing XP Startup/Shutdown screen

    IS there ne way to edit the XP startup/shutdown screen? I know there's a program that you can download that makes it all easy and stuff, but that just makes me feel like a script kiddy Thanks

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    and what's so leet about changing those screens ???

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    \"it is better to stay silent and appear stupid then to speak and remove all doubt\"


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    You can find info about custom start up/shutdown screens on www.themexp.org plus download custom designs on that site. Here's how you can install a custom log on screen for example:

    - Backup (copy) the file %windir%\system32\logonui.exe (most likely C:\windows\system32\logonui.exe - the logon)
    - Download the .zip to your computer
    - Extract logonui.exe to a directory other than %windir%\system32 (most likely C:\windows\system32)
    - Reboot your computer into Safe Mode (hit F8 before the boot screen) or into true DOS (from a boot disk)
    - Overwrite the file %windir%\system32\logonui.exe (which should have been backed up) with the extracted exe
    - Reboot your computer as you normally would
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    because every uber-cool h4x0r has their winblows startup screen replaced ...

    www.bootxp.net
    yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...

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    Let me warn you though about changing the startup screen in XP. When you do find a file to replace your current file, do be careful.

    When I replaced my startup screen in XP everything went to hell. Once it got to Starting Windows XP ( I replaced it with a Loggin onto CIA Database ) the whole computer restarted, and I never could get back to the desktop. I tried safe mode, tried replacing the file witht the original one from the disk, but it denied me access. So do be careful.
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    1st: It's Script Kiddie
    2nd: Why go harder way if there is an easier way
    And anyways who knows if you using a prog to change it or do it urself

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    Thanks for the help for those who did, and for everyone asking "y do it the hard way" it's because I like to know what a program is doing. What did u do Cheyenne, is ur comp totally screwed now or could you recover it?

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    Be sure to backup your boot.ini file while your at it.

    If you already mucked it up, here is the contents of it:

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

    Just save that as boot.ini and copy it over the existing one. Then try and do it all over again. :-p

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    When i changed my boot screens i used booteditor. ThemeXP has the link to it on their site:

    http://www.belchfire.net/~userxp/indexbe.htm

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    Of course I fixed my computer, I'm a computer expert. lol. At least in my mind I am.

    I had to reinstall my OS, But everything is working fine.

    when you replace your startup screen you replace a file in your system32 folder called ntoskrnl.

    Make sure you create a backup of this file.
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