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I have windows 98 and installed a christmas open and shutdown screen with a desk theme package....now I want to be able to put back windows 98 open and shut down screens and don't know how. Thanks for any help you can give! SA
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Check this article, somewehere in the middle is sumthing about the logo:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q118/5/79.asp?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0

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For short check msdos.sys
and check this setting:Logo=<Boolean>

Default:  1

Purpose: A setting of 1 forces the default Windows 95 logo to appear. A
         setting of 0 prevents the animated logo from being displayed.
         A setting of 0 also avoids hooking a variety of interrupts
         that can create incompatibilities with certain third-party
         memory managers.

Also for W98

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The answer is also in the paq:
http://www1.experts-exchange.com/bin/ShowQ?qid=10202187&search=

(not stealing, just helping! ;)

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ok, where would I change the setting at on my computer? how do I get there?

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koengi: That just specifies if the logo is displayed or not--it won't change it back to the default if the default's been changed.

SA: First, see if the theme you installed has an Uninstall option. Run Control Panel|Add/Remove Programs and look for it on the list. If it's there, run the uninstall and see what happens. If it *isn't* there, you'll have to do the following:

Run SFC (System File Checker) from the Start|Run box. You can use its Extract One File from Installation Disk option to recover the original logo files. The files you need to restore are:

LOGO.SYS (this lives in the root directory)

LOGOW.SYS
LOGOS.SYS (both in the Windows directory)

This should give you the defaults back.

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tried the link from 3rd comment but it said it cannot display it because of some error...?

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sorry, just replace the questionnr in the addressbar with the one in the link I gave you. Had the same problem

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changed to comment

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http://www1.experts-exchange.com/Computers/Operating_Systems/Windows/Win98/Q_10202187.html

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tried the link from 3rd comment but it said it cannot display it because of some error...?

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try the last link I gave you , posted at 3.57PM

Works?

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I deleted the logo.sys in the c:/dir and now I have my windows 98 OPEN screen working but the shutdown screens are still not back....

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look in the root of c: for startlogo.old
it would have been renamed when you installed the xmas pack. rename it to startlogo.oem. Then look in the windows folder for  any logow.* files.Rename it to logow.sys for shutdown screen

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think molson is right

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ok, now I have managed to get rid of two of the 3 c.mas screens, one more to go for some reason..? the one that is left is the shutdown screen that says: "Bye Now" the other shutdown said "please wait" and I found that and got rid of it but don't know how to get rid of this last one?
There is an easy way to change these pictures, so for future fiddling.....

Try downloading "Xteq-x-setup" from http://www.xteq.com/ or at http://www.jumbo.com/ in the "must haves" section.
Its a really handy tool similar to TWEAK UI that comes with windows but with loads more. Check it out.

xteq have loads of other tools there too.

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change logos.sys and logow.sys are the one's you need. logos.sys is the bmp that says it is now safe to shut down your comp. logow.sys is the bmp that says windows is shutting down. All in the windows folder

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oops! :) guess what?? I did find the rest of the files "logo.sys" and tried to rename them....it still did not work so I deleted it :) well, the two shutdown screens are GONE! :) but now I just get a blank, black screen with a blinking curser and it does not tell me if it is ok or not to turn off computer.....any sugestions? :)
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1 more comment. Logos.sys says you are safe to shut down and logow.sys is the windows pic that says windows is shutting down

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thanks for all your help!!!

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1 more comment. Logos.sys says you are safe to shut down and logow.sys is the windows pic that says windows is shutting down
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