If Windows 2000’s large white bright splash screen bothers you, it can be
disabled. You have to add the parameter /noguiboot to
the entry in BOOT.INI that launches Windows 2000. For example:
There is a significant downside. There have been messages in the
Windows 2000 newsgroups that this can cause mysterious problems that will be
difficult to track down.
/noguiboot also disables the blue screen error
messages. That means the system will mysteriously lock up or reboot without
giving you any clue as to why should an error occur.
For these reasons, I can not recommend the noguiboot parameter.