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I am trying to figure out how to change my startup screen for Win95. I know the file is called logo.sys but I opened it in an image viewer and that is not the file that appears when Windows starts.  I have figured out how to change the 2 shutdown screens but not the startup screen.  I think it might have something to do with the type of computer I have. It's a Compaq Presario and the startup screen is a Compaq logo.  If anyone could help me I would really appreciate it.  Thanks a lot.
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by:cymbolic
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I changed mine using the paint program under accessories.  Look for the logo.sys file in your root directory on your boot drive.  I have a compaq system and that worked for me.  Just make a copy of it first, in case you really mess up the original.  Even if the one you found is not used, if you file it under the root directory of your boot drive (c:\logo.sys) it should become the one  that is used.
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by:dew_associates
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Cymbolic: Read Livefans comment, Logo.sys IS NOT the file that he is seeing! I will wait for him to reject before going further.
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by:livefan
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I tried replacing the logo.sys file with a new one just in case but it did not work.  Also, if it makes any difference, the startup screen seems to be animated.  It starts out black with the red compaq logo and then other things appear like a phone, speakers, etc.  
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As the result of my affiliation with Microsoft and because of the fact that the company with whom I work is an OEM, there are some conflicts that prevent me from identifying a proprietary file installed during the load-in of OSR2 by the manufacturer. However, because of the apparent damage  -  :-)  - to this file, were you to call Compaq and inform them that you have this bizarre screen loading at startup, and it has been identified as being damaged by a technician familiar with Windows 95 and you need the exact file name so that you can correct it, I am sure Compaq will identify the file for you so that you can fix it.
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by:rolfas
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I have also changed the "splash screen" of windows 95 once, but it was a long time ago. I seen to remember that the bitmap must have a certain resolution that i dont remember, AND that the logo.sys-file should not exceed the size of the original.
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by:stotter
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It has to be a BMP file with a new name. Take a BMP file and open it in a text editor, note the first few characters. Now look in your C: drive root directory and try to find one that
starts with the same characters.
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by:shawnd
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The graphic can be created in Paint although it must be 320x200 or 320x400 (i can't remember which)and 8 bit color. The file is called Logo.Sys, which you should save elsewhere first. For Compaq, it is probably named oem.sys, or compaq.sys in the root. Simply do the (in the root directory)"attrib *.sys |more" and you'll see which one it is. Good Luck! remember to back up those *.sys root files before you mess around.
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