Fix the Boot Screen Issue To Restore The Animated Boot Screen In Windows 7

Windows 7 has a high resolution animated boot screen which is quite dynamic and elegant in contrast to Windows Vista which has an uninteresting boot screen with a black background and green progress bar. Windows 7 users must have noticed that the high resolution boot screen sometimes gets replaced with the dull Vista boot screen.

This mostly happens when you accidentally use a Windows Vista DVD while trying to repair the items in the Startup menu. The main cause behind this invalid boot screen in Windows 7 is a missing locale entry within the boot record. When a locale is found to be missing, Windows boot loader is unable to locate the boot locale folder for displaying the animated boot screen.

For resolving the issue with invalid boot screen in Windows 7, you need to run any of the below mentioned commands in the command prompt with elevated admin rights.

  • bcdboot %WinDir% /l en-US”
  • “bcdedit /set {current} locale en-US“

You need to replace “en-US” in the above command with your Windows 7 language version such as es-ES, ja-JP, pt-BR, de-DE, zh-CN, fr-FR, zh-TW, fi-FI, etc.

Once you run the command, you need to restart your PC. Now, you will notice that the animated and dynamic boot screen of Windows 7 is been restored back. To make sure that the locale setting is properly entered, you simply need to run the command “bceedit” in the command prompt with elevated admin rights.