Changing Windows 95 Logo Files
If you are still seeing that cloud Start-Up logo every time you load Windows 95/98/98SE, you can either change it or get rid of it. Here is how:
Getting Rid of the logo start-up file:
- Open Explorer and locate the MSDOS.SYS. You will have to be sure and select the option to view hidden files.
- Next right-click it and select Properties, then deselect Read-Only and Hidden, then click OK button.
- Next copy MSDOS.SYS file to a backup name such as MSDOS.BAK.
- Then open MSDOS.SYS in Notepad and proceed to the [Options] section.
- Add the line LOGO=0 or change the line LOGO=1 to read LOGO=0.
- Then select the SAVE option under the File Menu and close Notepad.
- Restore the hidden and read-only attributes to MSDOS.SYS (using the same technique you did to remove them).
- Restart your system, and the clouds will be gone.
Changing Your Start-Up Logo File and Shutdown Files To Open New Views:
- Obtain a BMP image or create your own by using 300 X 200 dpi and no more than 256 colors. Images can be obtained freely from http://www.nucleus.com/~kmcmurdo/logos/ or another good site is http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Vista/8820/mylogos.htm.
- Copy the BMP files you desire to replace the existing windows files which are: The Startup Logo called logo.sys located in the root directory of C:\ or boot drive. The Wait Logo called logow.sys located in the Windows directory. The Shutdown Logo called logos.sys located in the Windows Directory.
You can also use a freeware, shareware, or postcard product such as Logo Randomizer to do this for you. To download click Logo Randomizer for Windows 95/98/98SE . This freeware application automatically changes your startup, wait, and shutdown screens for Windows 95/98/98SE. Logo Randomizer an be configured to change logos based upon user selection.
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Date of last revision: 31 July 2001.