I found this method somewhere, in your Windows directory, editing logo.sys (its hidden) will change the boot sign. Im not sure if this is the same for Windows 2000 though, but see if you can find that file.
That's win95 and 98, dude. logon.sys was actually a bitmap (open it with paint) and is the "Windows is shutting down" screen, and logos.sys is a bitmap that says " its now safe to turn off your computer" I forgot what the beginning screen is called, but you can rename any .bmp file to one of the above and have allot of fun freaking your little friends out.
Make a bitmap on a black background with text that says "NOW FORMATTING C:\ " and rename it logon.sys. It's safe fun.
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