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I downloaded a screen saver *system* that not only gave me a screen saver but stuck pictures on Windows startup and close screens as well.  Naturally, that web site is no longer around.  I've uninstalled the screen saver, but can't find the pictures to get rid of them.  Where are they and how do I get rid of them?

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yedwy earned 100 total points
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You can find files called logow.sys and logos.sys in c:\windows and there are the pictures that are shown when you shut down the windows and in the root of the c: there should be an logo.sys or something like that. If you want to turn off the startup screen at all you can write this line in your msdos.sys file in the root of the system drive(c:):
Logo=0
this should turn the screens off.
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You can adapt an existing picture with a paint program. Here is the process:
 
For Startup screen:
1-- Start out with an image 640 wide x 480 high x 16-million colors. 2-- Use a paint program to "Resample" the image to 320 wide x 400 high (this looks better than just "Resizing" it (if you don't have a paint program that does resampling, ImageForge is a freeware program that does it:
http://www.hotfiles.com/?0011UM ).
3-- Convert the color depth to 256-colors
4-- Save the 320x400x256-color image as a .bmp format file.
5-- Rename the finished .bmp file to LOGO.SYS and place the file into the root C:\ folder.
 
If you wish, you may follow the same process for the "safe to shutdown" screen (only name it LOGOS.SYS and place in the C:\Windows folder), and for the "wait to shutdown" screen (name this LOGOW.SYS and also place in the \Windows folder).
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