It is possible to disable Windows-XP splash screen, which will slightly speed up the overall boot process.
Be aware that removing the splash screen will also cause you not to see any boot-up messages that might come up (chkdsk, convert … ), but if your system runs without any problems then it should not matter.
1) Edit boot.ini
2) Add ” /noguiboot” right after “/fastdetect”
(or check the /noguiboot switch in msconfig on the boot.ini tab)
Upon restarting, the splash screen will be gone.
It can be re-enabled by removing the new switch.